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Firdaus Erach Udwadia

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Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Information and Operations Management

Education

  • Doctoral Degree, Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • Master's Degree, Finance, University of Southern California
  • Master's Degree, Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor's Degree, Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay/Powai

Biography


1985 M.B.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1972 Ph.D., Civil Engineering (major) and Applied Math (minor), California Institute of Technology
1969 M.S., Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology
1968 B. Tech. Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

USC Academic Positions:

2005-: Professor, Systems Architecture Engineering
2000-: Professor, Department of Mathematics (College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences)
1998-: Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
1983-1998: Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
1986-: Professor, Information and Operations Management (Marshall School of Business)
1983-: Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
1977-83: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
1974-77: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

Research Summary


Dynamics and control, applied mathematics, mechanics and mathematics, structural dynamics, system identification, optimization, collaborative engineering, engineering management

Publications in Science and Engineering


Link to the publications that can be downloaded is below:
Select Publications in Science and Engineering

Awards


  • 2018 Thomas Caughey Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2010 Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, World Congress on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace, and the Sciences
  • 2008 Life Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • 2008 Richard Torrens Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • 2006 Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • 2005 Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • 2004 Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2002 Senior Research Award, University of Southern California
  • 2000 Outstanding Achievement Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • 1997 Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Southern California
  • 1983 President of India Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
  • 1983 Outstanding Technological Innovations Award, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Appointments
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Information and Operations Management

Office
  • OHE 430K
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1453

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-0495
  • fudwadia@usc.edu

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