I am Mostafa Mirshekari, a fifth year PhD candidate of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Carnegie Mellon University working with Haeyoung Noh and Pei Zhang. My research focuses on using Structures As Sensors (SAS) to infer and understand what is going on inside and around them. During my PhD, I have focused on characterizing SAS to track and monitor occupants inside a building which is important in smart building and smart healthcare applications. This reasearch is highly inter-disciplinary and requires characterizing and modelling the structure, the sensing system, and human health and behavioral patterns. Hence, it is in the intersection of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Medical Domain.

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Carnegie Mellon University

  • PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering (May 2015 - Present)
  • M.Sc. in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Aug 2014 - May 2015)

University of Technology, Malaysia

  • M.Eng. in Structural Engineering (Feb 2012 - Sep 2013)

University of Tehran, Iran

  • M.Sc. in Project & Construction Management (Aug 2008 - May 2011)
  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Aug 2003 - May 2008)

Awards & Honours


  • Best Student Paper Award
    Dynamics Comittee, Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI 2019) Conference
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, CMU
  • Best Poster Award
    The 18th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2019)




  • Best Poster Award
    The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (Sensys 2016)
  • Fenves Travel Grant for Attending Sensys Conference in Stanford, CA
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • Fenves Travel Grant for Attending EMI Conference in Nashville, TN
    Carnegie Mellon University


  • Dean's List
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • Best Poster Award
    Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) Week 2015~(among five top conferences)


  • Best Student Award
    University of Technology, Malaysia