Seyed Hooman Ghasem is a research associate at Washington State University and he was formerly an assistant professor at Azad Qazvin University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Auburn University in the USA under Prof. Andrzej S. Nowak founding and supervising. His researches mainly focus on the target reliability of structures and mathematics of reliability concepts. In addition, he is working on probabilistic fracture & fatigue failure analysis, development of probabilistic failure criteria, ground motion selection, critical excitation & performance-based design, and code calibration including load and resistance factor design. He had a significant impact on AASHTO LRFD Tunnel design specification. Recently, he is attempting to propose a new resilience metric for the infrastructural systems using the combination of the structural reliability properties including robustness and redundancy. He also working on a novel structural health monitoring system based on the reliability analysis. Also, he is trying to develop a new generation of reliability limit state functions for the transportation, environmental system, medical science purpose in order to assess the safety level of the systems with regard to the reliability concepts.