Graduate Research Assistant

Contact Information:
Scott Campus (Omaha)
yahmadi2@huskers.unl.edu

Degree:
Ph.D. - AREN




About Me:

Yasaman is a Ph.D. student in Architectural Engineering. She joined the UNL in January 2021.

Her areas of research and professional interest are:

  • Community Resilience
  • Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability
  • Equity in Disaster Operations Planning
  • Simulation (DES & ABS) Modelling for Healthcare Facilities' Resilience
  • Operational Research and Quantitative Layout Planning for Resilient Systems

Before joining the UNL, Yasaman obtained working experience as a structural engineer for computing and structural designing of buildings structures, and as a licensed supervisor engineer and structural operating engineer (Professional Engineer license) in the building engineering and construction sites. She has an MSc and a BSc in Civil Engineering.

Journals:
  • Ahmadi, S. Y., Lather, J., Wittich, C., and Madson, K. (2023), “Current and Future Trends for Sustainable Inland Waterway Transportation Systems during Flood Disruptions.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. Under-Revision.
  • Ahmadi, S. Y., and Lather, j. (2023), “Layout Implication for an Emergency Department: Scenario Tests in a Discrete Event Simulation.” Journal of Simulation. Under-Revision.
  • Habibi, N., Ahmadi, Y. “Influence of Material and Internal Support on Natural Frequencies of Thin-walled Cylindrical Tanks.” Journal of Computational & Applied Research in Mechanical Engineering (JCARME), 2020; 11(2): 381-395.
Conference Proceeding Papers:
  • Ahmadi, S. Y., Lather, J., and Wittich, C. (2024), “Comparing Differences of Community Resilience and Rurality in the USA for Counties Prone to Riverine Flooding.” ASCE International Conference on Construction Research Congress 2024, Iowa, USA.
  • Ahmadi, S. Y., González, G., Wittich, C., and Lather, J. (2023), “Driving Factors of Rural Social Vulnerability for Communities at High Risk of Riverine Flooding in the United States.” ASCE INSPIRE Conference 2023, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
  • Ahmadi, S. Y., Lather, J., Wittich, C., and Madson, K. (2023), “Investigating the Data Inputs and requirements for response and recovery decision models in Flooding Events.” ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2023, Corvallis, Oregan, USA.
  • Ahmadi, S. Y., Lather, J. (2023), “Determining the Impact of Facility Layout Methods on Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics: A Theoretical Exploration.” Winter Simulation Conference 2023, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • Ahmadi, S. Y., Lather, J., Akindele, N., and Harms, A. (2023), “Evaluation of Hospital Pandemic Response Decisions to Design for Operational Flexibility.” ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2023, Corvallis, Oregan, USA.
  • Abdollahzade, G., Ahmadi, S. Y., Lather, J, (2023), “An Analysis of the Impact of a Redesigned Emergency Department on Its Performance Before and After the COVID-19 Pandemic, A Case Study.” ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2023, Corvallis, Oregan, USA.
Extended Abstract & Posters:
  • Ahmadi, S. Y., Lather, J, (2021), “Discrete Event Simulation for Evaluation of the Performance of a Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic,” Winter Simulation Conference 2021, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
  • Ahmadi, S. Y., Lather, J, (2021), “Post-occupancy Analysis of an Emergency Department Redesign,” Informs Conference 2021, USA ( Virtual).
Honors & Awards:
  • Best Paper Award, ASCE INSPIRE 2023
  • 2023-2024 Graduate Research and Creative Activity Grant
  • College of Engineering Professional Development Fellowship, Summer 2023 & Spring 2024
  • GTAP Fellowship for Fall 2023
  • Graduate Student Travel Award, 2023
  • Doctoral Research Assistantship, Jan 2021-Present
Reviewer Activities, Professional Contributions, & Memberships:
  • Reviewer at the ASCE International Construction Research Congress 2024 (CRC2024)
  • Reviewer at the ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2023 (i3CE2023)
  • Facilitator at the 2023 ASCE i3CE Workshop
  • Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2021-Present)
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