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

Biography


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:
Publications in Science and Engineering

Awards


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