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Shahed Rowshan

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Part-Time Lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering


  • Doctoral Degree, Civil Engineering, University of Maryland College Park
  • Master's Degree, Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University
  • Bachelor's Degree, Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh


Dr. Rowshan is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) with a Ph.D. in civil engineering and over twenty five years of broad experience in civil infrastructure systems, transportation engineering, program management, government affairs, risk management and mitigation, infrastructure security, policy studies, educating, oversight and mentoring of professional staff, and client management. His professional background is in multi- modal transportation research, education, consulting, and management with expertise in technical, contracting, budget, planning, and policy issues.

He is a former Technical Director at FHWA with specialty in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Connected Vehicles. He has led multi-million dollar research efforts in ITS for FHWA and major international consulting firms. He has published articles related to ITS research and Connected Vehicles. He has delivered lectures nationwide on ITS strategic plans, Connected Vehicles, and 511.

He is a published expert in bridge, tunnel, and rail security that has developed national guidelines on bridge, highway, rail, and tunnel vulnerability assessment and security, port security, and transit security. He was the Program Manager for several research projects for NCHRP and TCRP with publications on highway and transit infrastructure security and topics such as transit facility explosive detection and intrusion detection.

He currently teaches courses on Intelligent Transportation Systems (CE584) and Transportation System Security and Emergency Management (CE582) at the University of Southern California.

  • Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • KAP 210
  • Kaprielian Hall
  • 3620 South Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 2531

Contact Information
  • (310) 995-5025
  • srowshan@usc.edu


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