Ms Farzaneh Pourreza


Pronouns: She/her
  • Doctoral Researcher

Research and expertise

I am a civil engineer with a strong interest in Signal Analysis, Reliability-based Optimization, and Uncertainty Quantification. Currently, I am researching the use of a combination of transformations to achieve a balance between accuracy in both the time and frequency domains for generating artificial excitations. My goal is to make contributions that advance dynamic analysis methods and the generation of stochastic-based seismic events. Additionally, I am enthusiastic about addressing optimization problems related to enhancing the resilience of systems, taking into account factors beyond cost.

Current research activity

  • “The Endurance Time Method of Seismic Analysis for Resilience-Based DesignBullet point” - PhD proposal title

Recently completed research projects

  • Analyzing the sensitivity of seismic performance of structures to the uncertainty int the modeling behavior during sequential earthquakes

Recent publications

  • Ch. Basim, F. Pourreza, M. Mousazadeh, and Arash A. Hamed. "The effects of modeling uncertainties on residual drift of steel structures under mainshock-aftershock sequences." Structures: Elsevier; 2022. p. 912-26. 2022
  • Pourreza, M. Mousazadeh, and M. Ch. Basim. "An efficient method for incorporating modeling uncertainties into collapse fragility of steel structures". Structural Safety. 2020;88:102009. 2021
  • Mousazadeh, F. Pourreza, M. Ch. Basim, and M. Chenaghlou. "An efficient approach for LCC-based optimum design of lead-rubber base isolation system via FFD and analysis of variance (ANOVA)". Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 18(4): 1805-1827. 2020


I gained my Associate Diploma in Civil Engineering Technician-General Works of Building in 2014, and my Non-Continuous Bachelor's Degree in Construction Technology Engineering in 2016 from the University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran. In 2019, I completed my Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Earthquake Engineering at Sahand University of Technology in Tabriz, Iran. During my master's program, I developed a strong interest in Uncertainty Quantification, Sensitivity Analysis, and Surrogate Modeling, and gained insight into Experimental Design, Response Surface, Regression Analysis, and Monte Carlo Simulation.

I also collaborated in a study on optimal design for base-isolated systems considering life-cycle and initial cost, where I became familiar with the organization of optimization problems and different approaches to solving them.