Mirsardar Esmaeili

Mirsardar Esmaeili, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Academic Degrees

PhD – Civil Engineering (Structural) – University of California-Davis
MSc – Civil Engineering (Structural) – Sharif University of Technology
BSc – Civil Engineering (Structural) – Razi University

Areas of Interest in Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing.


Dr. Esmaeili obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of California-Davis. The focus of his research was to build probabilistic and machine learning models to take into account the effects of climate change on the characteristics of a hurricane in the upcoming years and losses to the structures.
He was a data science consultant at Accenture, where he was helping clients from different industries to add value to their businesses through a data-driven solution. Notable examples are developing solutions for Bacardi, Chewy, Circle-K, Ford, etc. He has recently joined Deloitte as a data science consultant, where he is providing novel deep learning solutions, computer vision, and natural language processing frameworks for different industries.

What advice do you have for students considering USD’s Applied Artificial Intelligence online degree program?

I strongly believe that obtaining a formal degree from the Applied Artificial Intelligence online program at USD is providing students with a unique opportunity to explore and learn about the state-of-the-art techniques and methods that can be used to address real challenges in the industry and can help them expand their technical and industrial career.


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