Hi, I?m Ali. I have a PhD degree in Civil Engineering with focus on application of statistics in cable dynamics. I love to learn and teach many subjects especially those related to science. I started my academic career in Civil Engineering and received a Masters degree in Earthquake Engineering, then worked as a structural engineer on several building projects. Wanting to learn more about physics and math, I continued my education as a PhD student in Structural Engineering in University o... [more]
I have a solid background in Physics and Engineering. I was tutoring 4 Physics lab when I was doing my Master degree. Learning Physics is enjoyable because I think, someone who knows Physics can digest things easier!
My latest research publication is in the area of Statistical-based design assessment of cable-stayed bridges exposed to uncertain wind loads. In the study, different statistical-based approaches were implied to evaluate response of the system. Numerous statistical distributions as well as different regression analysis were performed.
I have a vast experience in applying and solving differential equation(s) for different physical/numerical models: 1- I have passed the differential equation course as a top ranking student in college. Besides, I have taught it to several of my students during Grad studies. 2- My PhD work which has been titled as "Reliability-based assessment on the performance of external dampers in controlling bridge stay cable vibrations" is essentially relying on implication of a nonlinear non-homogeneous differential equation which has been tailored for a cable-damper structure.
I have over 12 years of experience working with AUTOCAD. I am working in Civil Engineering field which needs lots of Blueprint reading as well as drafting structural, mechanical and electrical drawings. My current job is in structural engineering & I am responsible to check Structural drawings before submitting to City Engineers for permit application. this needs understanding AUTOCAD, AUTOCAD CIVIL 3D, and other drafting software.
I have a PhD degree in Structural Engineering. My thesis work was in the area of Cable dynamics due to excitation induced by wind (aka Aerodynamics). This subject is strongly related to civil and mechanical principles. In addition, I was tutoring several mechanical engineering courses for the Bachelor program at University of Windsor such as Mechanics of deformable bodies, Mechanics of materials, Dynamics, etc.
Courses I taught in civil engineering are but not limited to Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Mechanics of Deformable Bodies, Wood Structures, and Geothechnics. I have gained five years of experience teaching in class or private. I received a Teaching Assistant position for eight semesters, equal to 960 working hours.