Samira Ardani

Research Assistant Professor


Office: PMEC 133 (Galveston)

Curriculum Vitae
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Research Interests

  • Nearshore Wave Modeling:

Transformation of Waves from Offshore to Nearshore, Nonlinear Wave Dynamics, Analysis of Waves  in  Frequency  Domain,  Breaking  Waves  in  Nearshore  Area, Shoreline Position and Sediment Transport 

  • Data Assimilations and Uncertainty Analysis:

Applying Statistical Methods Such as Bayesian Techniques to Estimate the Unknown Parameters for Wave Modeling and Determine the Effects of Inputs Uncertainty on the Modeling Outputs

  • Data Analysis:

Using Huge Number of Ocean Data as Inputs Along With a Global Ocean Model, Comparing the Modeling Outputs with Measured Data and Analysis of the Outputs Using Statistical toolboxes.

Awards & Honors

  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2014
  • Honor Graduate, Second Grade Among Civil Engineering Students, Semnan University, 2004.
  • Honor Graduate, Third Grade Among Hydraulic Engineering Students, K.N.T. University of Technology, 2008.


  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, U.S., 2016
  • M.S., Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology, Iran, 2008
  • B.S., Semnan University, Iran, 2004

Selected Publications

Mathematical Derivation for Generating a Transformation Model for Fully Dispersive Nonlinear Waves and Its Numerical Programming Using Fortran. (Topic of Dissertation)

Model Optimization, Statistical Programming Using MATLAB and Uncertainty Analysis of Delft 3D and SWAN as Numerical Models for Wave and Flow Using Bayesian Statistical Techniques and Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) Algorithm.

Writing a Program for Simulation of Free Surface Elevation from Directional Spectra in MATLAB. This Code Generates Free Surface Elevation from TMA Directional Spectra Using Three Different Methods of Discretization and Compares the Results. It Also Has the Capability of Generating Original TMA Spectrum from the Generated Free Surface Elevation Using FFT Technique.