Mehrisadat Makki Alamdari

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Makki Alamdari is a Senior Lecturer in the UNSW, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She is the recipient of the highly competitive ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA). Dr. Alamdari is also the winner of the prestigious JSPS Award (Japan Society for Promotion of Science). An award-winning scholar, Mehri is on the Executive of the Australian Network of Structural Health Monitoring (ANSHM), a member of The International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII) and a steering committee member in the Australia, New Zealand and Oceania Researchers in Japan Network (ANZOR Japan Network). Prior to joining UNSW, she was a research fellow in Data61|CSIRO (since 2015) working on structural health monitoring of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Dr. Alamdari's expertise is structural health monitoring, vibration analysis and testing, inverse dynamic problems and signal processing. 

Research Interests

  • Structural Health Monitoring 
  •  Structural Dynamics
  •  Signal Processing
  •  Data Mining

 

 

Journal articles
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Makki Alamdari M; Chang KC; Kim CW; Kildashti K; Kalhori H, 2021, 'Transmissibility performance assessment for drive-by bridge inspection', Engineering Structures, vol. 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.112485
2021
Ni YC; Alamdari MM; Ye XW; Zhang FL, 2021, 'Fast operational modal analysis of a single-tower cable-stayed bridge by a Bayesian method', Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, vol. 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2021.109048
2021
Kildashti K; Samali B; Malik A; Alamdari MM, 2021, 'Computational simulation of eccentrically loaded reinforced concrete walls formed with modular thin-walled permanent formwork system', Journal of Building Engineering, vol. 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2020.102131
2021
Cheema P; Alamdari MM; Vio GA; Zhang FL; Kim CW, 2021, 'Infinite mixture models for operational modal analysis: An automated and principled approach', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 491, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2020.115757
2021
Kalhori H; Alamdari MM; Li B; Halkon B; Hosseini SM; Ye L; Li Z, 2020, 'Concurrent Identification of Impact Location and Force Magnitude on a Composite Panel', International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219455420420043
2020
Kildashti K; Makki Alamdari M; Kim CW; Gao W; Samali B, 2020, 'Drive-by-bridge inspection for damage identification in a cable-stayed bridge: Numerical investigations', Engineering Structures, vol. 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.110891
2020
Lin STK; Lu Y; Alamdari MM; Khoa NLD, 2020, 'Field test investigations for condition monitoring of a concrete culvert bridge using vibration responses', Structural Control and Health Monitoring, vol. 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/stc.2614
2020
Dackermann U; Smith WA; Alamdari MM; Li J; Randall RB, 2019, 'Cepstrum-based damage identification in structures with progressive damage', Structural Health Monitoring, vol. 18, pp. 87 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1475921718804730
2019
Makki Alamdari M; Anaissi A; Khoa NLD; Mustapha S, 2019, 'Frequency domain decomposition-based multisensor data fusion for assessment of progressive damage in structures', Structural Control and Health Monitoring, vol. 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/stc.2299
2019
Alamdari MM; Dang Khoa NL; Wang Y; Samali B; Zhu X, 2019, 'A multi-way data analysis approach for structural health monitoring of a cable-stayed bridge', Structural Health Monitoring, vol. 18, pp. 35 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1475921718790727
2019
Alamdari MM; Kildashti K; Samali B; Goudarzi HV, 2019, 'Damage diagnosis in bridge structures using rotation influence line: Validation on a cable-stayed bridge', Engineering Structures, vol. 185, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.01.124
2019
Anaissi A; Khoa NLD; Rakotoarivelo T; Alamdari MM; Wang Y, 2019, 'Smart pothole detection system using vehicle-mounted sensors and machine learning', Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, vol. 9, pp. 91 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13349-019-00323-0
2019
A. Chiniforush A; Makki Alamdari M; Dackermann U; Valipour HR; Akbarnezhad A, 2019, 'Vibration behaviour of steel-timber composite floors, part (1): Experimental & numerical investigation', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 161, pp. 244 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2019.07.007
2019
Alamdari MM; Ge L; Kildashti K; Zhou Y; Harvey B; Du Z, 2019, 'Non-contact structural health monitoring of a cable-stayed bridge: case study', Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, vol. 15, pp. 1119 - 1136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2019.1609529
2019
Anaissi A; Khoa NLD; Rakotoarivelo T; Alamdari MM; Wang Y, 2018, 'Adaptive online one-class support vector machines with applications in structural health monitoring', ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3230708
2018
Du Z; Ge L; Ng AHM; Zhang Q; Alamdari MM, 2018, 'Assessment of the accuracy among the common persistent scatterer and distributed scatterer based on SqueeSAR method', IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 15, pp. 1877 - 1881, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LGRS.2018.2864274
2018
Anaissi A; Makki Alamdari M; Rakotoarivelo T; Khoa NLD, 2018, 'A tensor-based structural damage identification and severity assessment', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s18010111
2018
Kalhori H; Makki Alamdari M; Zhu X; Samali B, 2018, 'Nothing-on-Road Axle Detection Strategies in Bridge-Weigh-in-Motion for a Cable-Stayed Bridge: Case Study', Journal of Bridge Engineering, vol. 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001259
2018
Kalhori H; Alamdari MM; Ye L, 2018, 'Automated algorithm for impact force identification using cosine similarity searching', Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, vol. 122, pp. 648 - 657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2018.01.016
2018
Nguyen VV; Li J; Erkmen E; Alamdari MM; Dackermann U, 2018, 'FRF Sensitivity-Based Damage Identification Using Linkage Modeling for Limited Sensor Arrays', International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219455418400023
2018
Sun M; Makki Alamdari M; Kalhori H, 2017, 'Automated Operational Modal Analysis of a Cable-Stayed Bridge', Journal of Bridge Engineering, vol. 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001141
2017
Alamdari MM; Rakotoarivelo T; Khoa NLD, 2017, 'A spectral-based clustering for structural health monitoring of the Sydney Harbour Bridge', Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 87, pp. 384 - 400, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2016.10.033
2017
Fakih MA; Mustapha S; Makki Alamdari M; Ye L, 2017, 'Symbolic dynamics time series analysis for assessment of barely visible indentation damage in composite sandwich structures based on guided waves', Journal of Composite Materials, vol. 51, pp. 4129 - 4143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021998317696138
2017
Makki Alamdari M; Samali B; Li J; Lu Y; Mustapha S, 2017, 'Structural condition assessment using entropy-based time series analysis', Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, vol. 28, pp. 1941 - 1956, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1045389X16679288
2017
Kalhori H; Makki Alamdari M; Zhu X; Samali B; Mustapha S, 2017, 'Non-intrusive schemes for speed and axle identification in bridge-weigh-in-motion systems', Measurement Science and Technology, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6501/aa52ec
2017
Makki Alamdari M; Samali B; Li J; Kalhori H; Mustapha S, 2016, 'Spectral-based damage identification in structures under ambient vibration', Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000541
2016
Mustapha S; Ye L; Dong X; Alamdari MM, 2016, 'Evaluation of barely visible indentation damage (BVID) in CF/EP sandwich composites using guided wave signals', Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 76-77, pp. 497 - 517, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2016.01.023
2016
Diez A; Khoa NLD; Makki Alamdari M; Wang Y; Chen F; Runcie P, 2016, 'A clustering approach for structural health monitoring on bridges', Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, vol. 6, pp. 429 - 445, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13349-016-0160-0
2016
Mustapha S; Hu Y; Nguyen K; Alamdari MM; Runcie P; Dackermann U; Nguyen VV; Li J; Ye L, 2015, 'Pattern recognition based on time series analysis using vibration data for structural health monitoring in civil structures', Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 14, pp. 106 - 115
2015
Alamdari MM; Samali B; Li J, 2015, 'Damage localization based on symbolic time series analysis', Structural Control and Health Monitoring, vol. 22, pp. 374 - 393, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/stc.1683
2015
Makki Alamdari M; Li J; Samali B, 2015, 'Damage identification using 2-D discrete wavelet transform on extended operational mode shapes', Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, vol. 15, pp. 698 - 710, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acme.2014.12.001
2015
Nguyen VV; Dackermann U; Li J; Alamdari MM; Mustapha S; Runcie P; Ye L, 2015, 'Damage identification of a concrete arch beam based on frequency response functions and artificial neural networks', Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 14, pp. 75 - 84
2015
Alamdari MM; Li J; Samali B; Ahmadian H; Naghavi A, 2014, 'Nonlinear joint model updating in assembled structures', Journal of Engineering Mechanics, vol. 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000759
2014
Makki Alamdari M; Li J; Samali B, 2014, 'FRF-based damage localization method with noise suppression approach', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 333, pp. 3305 - 3320, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2014.02.035
2014
Conference Papers
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Cheema P; Alamdari MM; Vio GA, 2020, 'New approaches to inverse structural modification theory using random projections', in Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, pp. 127 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12684-1_13
2020
Kalhori H; Halkon B; Alamdari MM, 2019, 'Wavelet transform-based strategy for identifying impact force on a composite panel', in Proceedings of the 26th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2019, Montréal, Canada, presented at ICSV26, Montréal, Canada, 07 July 2019 - 11 July 2019
2019
Makki Alamdari M; Ge L; Kildashti K; Zhou Y, 2019, 'Remote sensing of a cable stayed bridge through displacement influence line', in 9th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure: Transferring Research into Practice, SHMII 2019 - Conference Proceedings, pp. 1393 - 1398
2019
Lin STK; Lu Y; Alamdari MM; Nguyen K, 2019, 'Concrete culvert bridge condition monitoring using acceleration responses: A case study', in Structural Health Monitoring 2019: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT) - Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford, California, pp. 227 - 233, presented at Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford, California, 10 September 2019 - 12 September 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.12783/shm2019/32118
2019
Zhu XQ; Samali B; Rashidi M; Alamdari MM, 2017, 'Long-term vibration monitoring of a cable-stayed bridge: Effects of environmental and operational conditions', in SHMII 2017 - 8th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Proceedings, pp. 1132 - 1138
2017
Makki Alamdari M; Khoa N; Rakotoarivelo T; Kalhori H; Li J, 2017, 'Structural health monitoring in the Sydney harbour bridge using spectral moments', in SHMII 2017 - 8th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, Proceedings, pp. 481 - 490
2017
Anaissi A; Khoa NLD; Rakotoarivelo T; Alamdari MM; Wang Y, 2017, 'Self-advised incremental one-class support vector machines: An application in structural health monitoring', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Guangzhou, China, pp. 484 - 496, presented at 24th International Conference, ICONIP 2017, Guangzhou, China, 14 November 2017 - 18 November 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70087-8_51
2017
Khoa NLD; Alamdari MM; Runcie P; Nguyen VV, 2017, 'Damage identification on bridges using ambient vibration testing', in Life-Cycle of Engineering Systems: Emphasis on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure - 5th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Engineering, IALCCE 2016, pp. 283 - 290
2017
Alamdari MM; Khoa NLD; Runcie P; Li J; Mustapha S, 2016, 'Characterization of gradually evolving structural deterioration in jack arch bridges using support vector machine', in Maintenance, Monitoring, Safety, Risk and Resilience of Bridges and Bridge Networks - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2016, pp. 2322 - 2327
2016
Cheema P; Khoa NLD; Alamdari MM; Liu W; Wang Y; Chen F; Runcic P, 2016, 'On structural health monitoring using tensor analysis and support vector machine with artificial negative data', in International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings, pp. 1813 - 1822, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2983323.2983359
2016
Alamdari MM; Khoa NLD; Rakotoarivelo T; Kalhori H; Mustapha S, 2016, 'Damage identification in the concrete jack arche bridge using spectral moments', in Maintenance, Monitoring, Safety, Risk and Resilience of Bridges and Bridge Networks - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2016, pp. 2271 - 2276
2016
Nguyen VV; Li J; Yu Y; Dackermann U; Alamdari MM, 2016, 'Simulation of various damage scenarios using finite element modelling for structural health monitoring systems', in Hao H; Zhang (ed.), Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges, Perth, Australia, pp. 1541 - 1546, presented at 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM24), Perth, Australia, 06 December 2016 - 09 December 2016
2016
Alamdari MM; Van VN; Runcie P; Mustapha S, 2015, 'Damage Characterization in Concrete Jack Arch Bridges Using Symbolic Time Series Analysis', in Chang FK; Kopsaftopoulos F (ed.), STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING 2015: SYSTEM RELIABILITY FOR VERIFICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION, VOLS. 1 AND 2, DESTECH PUBLICATIONS, INC, Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA, pp. 2286 - 2294, presented at 10th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM), Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA, 01 September 2015 - 03 September 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000365445302089&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2015
Makki Alamdari M; Khoa NLD; Runcie P; Mustapha S; Dackermann U; Li J; Nguyen VV, 2015, 'Application of unsupervised support vector machine for condition assessment of concrete structures', in Second International Conference on Performance-based and Lifecycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015), Second International Conference on Performance-based and Lifecycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015), Brisbane, Australia, pp. 182 - 189, presented at Second International Conference on Performance-based and Lifecycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015), Brisbane, Australia, 09 December 2015 - 11 December 2015
2015
Alamdari MM; Li J; Samali B, 2014, 'A novel FRF-based damage localisation method using random vibration', in Applied Mechanics and Materials, pp. 713 - 718, http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.713
2014
Makki Alamdari M; Li J; Samali B, 2013, 'A FRF-based damage detection method utilising wavelet decomposition', in From Materials to Structures: Advancement Through Innovation - Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM 2012, pp. 873 - 877
2013
Makki Alamdari M; Li J; Samali B, 2013, 'A comparative study on the performance of the damage detection methods in the frequency domain', in From Materials to Structures: Advancement Through Innovation - Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM 2012, pp. 867 - 872
2013
Book Chapters
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Chen L; Makki Alamdari M, 2020, 'Guided-Wave-Based Damage Detection in Steel Pipes', in Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, pp. 689 - 701, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7603-0_67
2020
Khoa NLD; Alamdari MM; Rakotoarivelo T; Anaissi A; Wang Y, 2018, 'Structural Health Monitoring Using Machine Learning Techniques and Domain Knowledge Based Features', in Zhou J; Chen F (ed.), Human and Machine Learning, SPRINGER, pp. 409 - 435, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90403-0_20
2018
Anaissi A; Khoa NLD; Mustapha S; Alamdari MM; Braytee A; Wang Y; Chen F, 2017, 'Adaptive one-class support vector machine for damage detection in structural health monitoring', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 42 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57454-7_4
2017
Makki Alamdari M; Khoa NLD; Rakotoarivelo T; Kalhori H; Mustapha S, 2016, 'Damage identification in the concrete jack arch bridge using spectral moments', in Maintenance, Monitoring, Safety, Risk and Resilience of Bridges and Bridge Networks, CRC Press, pp. 548 - 548, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781315207681-351
2016
Makki Alamdari M; Khoa NLD; Runcie P; Li J; Mustapha S, 2016, 'Characterization of gradually evolving structural deterioration in jack arch bridges using support vector machine', in Maintenance, Monitoring, Safety, Risk and Resilience of Bridges and Bridge Networks, CRC Press, pp. 555 - 555, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781315207681-358
2016
Makki Alamdari MM, 2014, 'Damage localisation using symbolic time series approach', in Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 4 Proceedings of the 32nd IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2014, Springer Science & Business Media, pp. 109 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04546-7_13
2014
Other
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Makki Alamdari MM, 2015, Vibration-based structural health monitoring
2015
Books
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Catbas FN, 2014, Dynamics of Civil Structures, Volume 4 Proceedings of the 32nd IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2014, Springer Science & Business Media
2014
  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia National Awards for 2020 https://www.cies.unsw.edu.au/news/congratulations-to-cies-researcher-dr-mehri-makki-alamdari
  • Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Award, 2019-20.
  • The Best Paper Presentation Award, International conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII-8), 2017.
  • The Most Practical SHM Solutions for Civil / Mechanical Systems Award, Stanford University, 2015.
  • Post Thesis Publication Award, University of Technology, Sydney, 2015.
  • Best Publication Award, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology, University of Technology, Sydney, (UTS), 2015.
  • Outstanding Research Award, University of Technology, Sydney, (UTS), 2014.
  • UTS Learning 2014 Competition Award, University of Technology, Sydney, 2013, 2014.
  • Winner of the UTS Learning 2013 Competition, University of Technology, Sydney, 2013.
  • UTS President’s Scholarship (UTSP), University of Technology, Sydney, 2012.
  • International Research Scholarship (IRS), University of Technology, Sydney, 2012.
  • International Graduate Student Scholarship (IGSES), University of Manitoba, Canada, 2011.
  • Exceptional Talented Students Award, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2007.

 

  • Makki Alamdari, M., Developing an Advanced Drive-by Bridge Inspection Technology, Australian Research Council/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), (DE210101625), $430,075, 2021-4.
  • Makki Alamdari, M., Atroshchenko, E., Ruiz, R., Hassan, M., Performance Optimization of Piezo-Electric Energy Harvester (PEH) for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), The GROW (Early Career Academic Grants), $20,000, 2021.
  • Makki Alamdari, M., Valipour H., Eisentrager S., Atroshchenko E., Gao W., Kim T., Hamed E., Small Equipment Grant, University of New South Wales, $14, 215, 2021.
  • Makki Alamdari, M., Khoa Nguyen, Structural Health Monitoring, CSIRO-UNSW, (RG201872), $24,000, 2020.
  • Gao, W., Makki Alamdari, M., Valipour H., Lim S., Ge L, Small Equipment Grant, University of New South Wales, $25,400, 2018.
  • VALI POUR GOUDARZI, H., CASTEL, A., FOSTER, S., J,  HAMED, E., KIM, T.,  MAKKI ALAMDARI, M, fip - digital image correlation for measuring deformations of large specimens in heavy structures laboratory, RG182758, 2018.
  • Makki Alamdari, M., Dackermann, U., Structural Health Monitoring, CSIRO-UNSW, (RG172961), $31,222, 2017-2020.
  • Makki Alamdari, Khoa Nguyen, M., Ly, Y., Lee, V., BrIM-based Structural Life Cycle Assessment Incorporating Finite Element Analysis and Real Time Structural Monitoring Measurements, CSIRO-Monash University, $104,010, 2016-2020.
  • Chief Investigators (CI) for a research project funded by NSW Government with project fund over $700,000, National ICT Australia (NICTA), 2015.

 

 

 

  • CVEN9840-Structural Health Monitoring Fundamentals and Practice