Dr. Mojtaba (Moji) Sadegh is enthusiastic about learning how Earth functions and how climatic changes shape the future of Earth and its inhabitants. His research is focused on using geospatial analysis, machine learning, statistical methods, and data fusion/integration techniques, as well as satellite and airborne imagery and products, climate reanalysis data, gridded and in situ observations, and socioeconomic data to unravel mechanisms that drive climate extremes and their societal impacts. He is passionate about increasing the resilience of natural, built and social infrastructure to escalating climate/weather extremes. His research interests encompass a broad range of hydroclimate extremes, including multi-hazard events and wildfires.
At UNU-INWEH, Dr. Sadegh is leading a new research initiative on climate and wildfire analytics to develop scientific, educational, and policy materials that facilitate mitigating and adapting to climate change and wildfires. His efforts are focused on bridging the science-policy gap to mitigate the devastating wildfire impacts, globally and regionally, and exchange knowledge and information with the scientific community and the public through diverse outlets.
Dr. Sadegh is an associate professor of Civil Engineering at Boise State University in Idaho, USA. He has over 90 peer-reviewed publications and frequently shares state-of-the-science with the public through media interviews. He is the recipient of the 2021 Golden Apple Award for inclusive teaching.