University of California, Los Angeles
January 31 – February 4, 2021

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Profile of Youssef Hashash

Youssef Hashash

Hall Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Youssef Hashash serves as co-leader of the investigation’s geotechnical engineering project. Hashash is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an extensive background in the field of geotechnical, earthquake and tunnel engineering. His expertise includes underground structures, deep excavations, numerical modeling, earthquake engineering and static and dynamic soil-structure interaction analysis, visualization and application of information technology, deep learning and artificial intelligence to geotechnical engineering. He co-led or was a member of post-disaster reconnaissance teams documenting built infrastructure response to earthquakes, floods and explosions. Prior to joining Illinois he worked in engineering practice for about 5.5 years. He is a licensed professional engineer in California. He continued his involvement with challenging civil engineering projects as an advisor or peer reviewer. Hashash holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.