Honors & AWARDS
(Last Updated on October, 2018)
- Kolodzey Travel Grant, October 2018
Farid was selected as one the few PhD students to receive Kolodzey travel grant for his upcoming presentation on “Evaluation of Seismic Resilience of Highway Bridge Networks: An Agent-Based Modeling Framework” at 2019 Structures Congress, Orlando, Florida. With funds provided by the late Charles Kolodzey (MS 1946), this competitive award provides an opportunity for PhD students in the department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering of The University of Texas at Austin to attend technical conferences, make oral and poster presentations about their research, and to develop a network of colleagues at other universities.
- Early Career Professional Award, February 2018
Farid was selected as one of the few PhD students to receive Early Career Professional Fund through generous support from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Pankow Foundation, and EERI. This fund includes registration and travel grants for the 11th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (11NCEE) scheduled for June 25-29, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. He will have an oral presentation on the full paper titled “Should Engineers be Concerned about the Vulnerability of Highway Bridges to Potentially-Induced Seismic Hazards?”
- Invited Lecturer, October 2017
Farid was an invited lecturer to the EERI seminars at the University of Texas at Austin. His talk are about addressing one specific question which is: Should engineers be concerned about seismic vulnerability of bridges in Texas?
- Professional Development Award, The University of Texas at Austin, December 2017
Professional Development Award provides support for a few graduate students with outstanding academic background to attend major professional meetings or conferences at which they present an original paper based on their research. Mr. Khosravikia is selected for this award because of his outstanding presentation on Risk-based Assessment of Texas Bridges to Natural and Induced Seismic Hazards at 2017 ASCE Congress on Technical Advancement, Duluth, MN, USA, September 10-13.
- Four-Year Graduate Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin, May 2016
It is a four-year fellowship that is given to only a few graduate students with outstanding academic background. This payment, which is around $9,000 per year, is in addition to my stipend as a graduate research assistant at University of Texas at Austin.
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Master’s Program at Sharif University of Technology, Iran, September 2015
Ranked 1st amongst MSc student of Structural and Earthquake Engineering Department at Sharif University of Technology with GPA of 18.56/20.0.
- Two-Year Level-One Scholarship, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2015
Farid was selected and awarded as one of the graduate students of National Elites Foundation of Iran. It is one of the most prestigious awards that anyone can get during his or her educational life in Iran. Less than 1% of graduate students can get this award.
- Ranked 13th in the Iranian Nationwide M.Sc. Entrance Exam for graduate school in Civil Engineering, 2013
Farid got ranked 13nd amongst more that 30,000 qualified participants in nationwide Entrance Exam for graduate school in civil engineering.
- Four-Year Level-One Scholarship, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2009
Farid was selected and awarded as one of the undergraduate students of National Elites Foundation of Iran. It is owing to his performance as a BSc student at Sharif University of Technology as well as his rank in the university entrance exam for BSc degree.
- Ranked 41st in the Iranian Nationwide University Entrance Exam, 2008
Farid got ranked 41nd amongst more that 350,000 participants in Nationwide University Entrance Exam of Iran.
- Selected and Honored in the National Math Olympiad, Iran, 2006