• Research Assistant Professor
Samira Ardani

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, civil engineering, Texas A&M University – 2016
  • Master of Science, civil engineering, Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology, Iran – 2008
  • Bachelor of Science, civil engineering, Semnan University, Iran – 2004

Research Interests

    • Transformation of waves from offshore to nearshore, nonlinear wave dynamics, analysis of waves in a frequency domain, breaking waves in the nearshore area, shoreline position and sediment transport 
    • 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
    • Using huge numbers 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

Selected Publications

  • Kaihatu, J.M., Ardani, S., Goertz, J.T., Venkattaramanan, A., and Sheremet, A. (2018). "Wave dissipation mechanisms in spectral phase-resolving nonlinear wave models" in Panchang, V., and Kaihatu, J.M. (ed.) Advances in Coastal Hydraulics, World Scientific: pp. 235-262.
  • Ardani, S., and Kaihatu, J.M. (2018). "Optimization of bathymetry estimates for near-shore hydrodynamic models using Bayesian methods." Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, accepted and in press.
  • Ardani, S., & Soltanpour, M. (2015). Modeling of Sediment Transport in Beris Fishery Port. Civil Engineering Infrastructures Journal, 48(1), 69-82., ISSN: 2322-2093.
  • Kaihatu, J.M., Goertz, J.T., Ardani, S., and Sheremet, A. (2017). "Nonlinear and dissipative characteristics of a combined random-cnoidal wave field." Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Trondheim, Norway, OMAE2017-62634
  • Ardani, S., Kaihatu J.M., Goertz J.T., “Characterizing the Instantaneous Dissipation in Breaking Waves”, Abstract EC14C-0994 AGU-Ocean Science, New Orleans, LA., February 21-26, 2016.