Dr. Nazarian is the McIntosh Murchison Chair Professor of Civil Engineering and the Director of the Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of design, evaluation and as related to geotechnical and transportation infrastructure and lifeline. He has significantly contributed to the body of knowledge in construction, quality management and mechanistic characterization of transportation infrastructure. He has been the PI and co-PI of more than 100 research projects funded by various federal and state agencies. Dr. Nazarian has been the author or coauthor of more than 250 technical articles in journals and conference proceedings primarily sponsored by the ASCE, and the Transportation Research Board. Dr. Nazarian is the Chair of the Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling Committee of the Transportation Research Board and on the Executive Board of the International Society of Intelligent Construction.