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College of Engineering and Computing

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Mahmoud Bayat

Title: Research Associate Professor
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-7686

300 Main Street
Room C114
Columbia, SC 29208

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Resources: Google Scholar
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Dr. Bayat is a Research Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Carolina. Dr. Bayat has also been an Assistant Professor in IRAN. Prior to joining the University of South Carolina, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Bayat was extensively involved in research related to :
Data-Driven Modeling and Artificial Intelligence,  Structural Health Monitoring, Physics-Informed Machine learning; Digital Twins, and Multi-Hazard Reliability/Risk Analysis of Bridges and Structures. He has contributed to many research proposals and projects as the main contributor, co-PI, and PI for various funding agencies in the last years.  He has published 100+ journal papers with numerous citations (H-index: 27) in the fields of Civil and Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Bayat was recognized as a Researcher of Extraordinary Ability in the United State.


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University / Sapienza University, 2016
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Shomal University, 2010
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Hormozgan University,2008

Awards and Appointments

  • 2017, Outstanding Reviewer Award, Elsevier
  • 2016, Best Paper Award, 24th Conference in Shanghai, China, "Theories, Technologies and Applications in Vibration Engineering,"
  • 2014, Ph.D., Scholarship Award, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Iran

Editorial Boards (Selected)

  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Low-Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control
  • Associate Editor, Structural Durability and Health Monitoring
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Shock and Vibration


  • ECIV 708 - Engineering Risk & Reliability
  • ECIV 728- Prestressed Concrete Analysis and Design

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