Hosein Naderpour received his Ph.D. degree with high honors in Structural Engineering. He then joined Semnan University where he is presently Associate Professor of Structural Engineering. Since joining the faculty of Civil Engineering at Semnan University, Dr. Naderpour has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of structural engineering, numerical methods, mechanics of materials, structural stability, concrete structures, structural reliability, as well as soft computing. Dr. Naderpour is author of 60 papers published in journals and about 100 papers presented at national and international conferences. He has given several speeches in Switzerland, China, Australia, South Korea, Romania, Turkey, Canada, Hong Kong, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic and France. He is currently a chief member of Iranian Earthquake Engineering Association, Iran Concrete Institute (ICI), Iranian Society for Light Steel Framing (LSF), Iran's National Elites Foundation, Safe School Committee, Organization for Development, Renovation and Equipping Schools of Iran (DRES). Furthermore, he is currently the editor-in-chief of three international journals in the area of civil and mechanical engineering including Journal of Soft Computing in Civil Engineering (SCCE), Journal of Computational Engineering and Physical Modeling (CEPM) and Reliability Engineering and Resilience (REngR). His major research interests include: application of soft computing in structural engineering, seismic resilience, structural reliability, structural optimization and damage detection of structures.
Dr Roy Woodhead has had a varied career with long stints in academia, the construction industry and the IT industry. He holds a PhD from the University of Leeds in 'complex inter-organisational decision making' and a first class honours degree from Sheffield City Polytechnic in construction. Using action research as a framework to investigate innovation, he was invited in to many of the world's largest oil & gas projects using Value Management / Value Engineering to help teams of scientists and engineers improve ROI through inter-company collaboration.
Pouyan Fakharian received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Civil and Structural Engineering from Semnan University. He is currently a Ph.D. student of Structural Engineering and is working on reliability of structure with emphasis on code calibration. Furthermore, he is a professional in the area of application of soft computing in Civil Engineering. He is a member of many associations such as American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Iranian Society of Structural Engineering (ISSE), Iran Concrete Institute (ICI), Iranian Society of Steel Structures (ISSS). He serves as deputy editor in two international journals including Journal of Soft Computing in Civil Engineering (SCCE) and Journal of Computational Engineering and Physical Modeling (CEPM). During his academic experience in university, he has performed lots of activity as an executive manager in many parts. His awards include: 1st Top Ranked Ph.D. Student Honor at Semnan University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, a Distinguished student of Semnan University masters student, Top 10% Ranked B.Sc. Student Honor at Semnan University, Faculty of Civil Engineering. He has taught a variety of academic courses including Statics, Construction Machinery, Strength of Materials, Bridge Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Cost Estimating, Principles of Construction Management, Building Construction Techniques, Architecture and Urban Design, Principles of Architecture and Urbanism.
Mansoureh Rezaeemanesh received her B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Semnan University, and her M.Sc. degree in Earthquake Engineering from Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran. She is a specialized researcher in the field of Earthquake Duration. She was 1st Top-Ranked B.Sc. student Honor at Semnan University, Faculty of Civil Engineering. She has professional skills in the use of software, such as; Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Ansys, Abaqus, Seismostruct, Seismosignal, Seismoartif, Arc GIS, Fortran, Autocad, Etabs, Safe, Sap, Indesign.