Prof. Jasbir Arora

The University of Iowa
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

4110 SC
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: (319) 335-5658
Fax: (319) 335-5660

Dr. Arora is the F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering within the University of Iowa College of Engineering, as well as director of the Optimal Design Laboratory.

Dr. Arora is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of optimization, numerical analysis, and real-time implementation, and his nine books are widely used in these fields. His research interests include optimization-based digital human modeling, dynamic response optimization, optimal control of systems, design sensitivity analysis and optimization of nonlinear systems, and parallel optimization algorithms. He has served as an advisor to more than 45 Ph. D. candidates.

Dr. Arora has served as the assistant director of the VSR Program since its founding in 2003. He received his B.S. in civil engineering from Punjab University, India, and his M.S. in structures from Kansas State University. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Iowa in mechanics & hydraulics.

Dr. Arora is a fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.