I completed my undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering at the University of Jordan, where I was mentored by Prof. Ahmad Al-Qaisia and Prof. Ali Nayfeh who ultimately inspired me to pursue my PhD in the US. In 2015, I joined Villanova University and the VCADS center, where I worked with Prof. C. Nataraj. I joined PARC in 2021 and I am currently working on bridges' health monitoring using fiber optic sensors.
My research interests include applications of AI in diagnostics, feature engineering, nonlinear dynamics and time series analysis. I have 6 years of experience in data-based and model-based algorithm development as well as hands on data acquisition and sensory knowledge.
I have authored and co-authored 18+ publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and international conferences. One of my doctoral fault diagnostic algorithms was recently patented. I have earned graduate certifications in machinery dynamics as well as modeling and simulation. My work has contributed to securing $1.5 million in various grants.
I am an active member in the PHM society and I have served on the organizing and technical committees since 2017. I have also served as a reviewer for many scientific journals. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, taking road trips and watching classic movies.
Email: thajmoha AT villanova DOT edu