Faraz Hedayati, PhD
Lead Research Engineer
Faraz started working with IBHS in 2015 as a research consultant before joining the organization full-time in 2018.
Faraz earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering at universities in Iran before moving to the U.S. in 2014. Since he came to the U.S., Faraz has earned two additional advanced mechanical engineering degrees—a master’s and a PhD—at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research interests include heat transfer models, machine learning and machine vision applications in different natural hazards, and creating and tuning predictive models to match experimental data. Faraz serves as an editorial board member of the Fire Journal.