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Principal Investigator

Behnam Jafarpour 
Principal Investigator, SEES Lab
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering
Viterbi School of EngineeringUniversity of Southern California
Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science (Primary Appointment)
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering (Joint Appointment)
Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Joint Appointment)
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  • PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008
  • SM, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008
  • MSc, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware, 2003
  • BSc, Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, 1999

Research Interests:

  • Stochastic Processes for Spatial Phenomena
  • Sparse Representations for Dimensionality Reduction
  • Inverse Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification
  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Applied Estimation and Control

Teaching Interests:

  • Applied Geostatistics for Spatial Modeling
  • Inverse Modeling (Estimation) for Dynamic Data Integration
  • Nonlinear Optimization Methods for Subsurface Flow Systems
  • Computational Methods in Subsurface Modeling
  • Transport Processes in Porous Media
  • Subsurface Characterization and Forecasting