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Faculty Profile

Nasser Fard

334 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD, University of Arizona, 1982

Research & Scholarship Interests

Systems reliability, accelerated life testing in reliability prediction; big data-data driven decision making in spatiotemporal streaming environment; life data (survival data) analysis; robust design of experiments
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Honors & Awards

  • American Statistical Association Natrella Scholarship Award
  • Selected National Speaker for American Society for Quality Control
  • Outstanding Paper Award from the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium
  • Outstanding Presentation Award from the Reliability and Maintainability
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Reliability
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering 
  • Certified Quality Engineer by American Society for Quality

Teaching Interests

  • Engineering Probability and Statistics
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Quality Assurance
  • Systems Engineering

Selected Publications

  • N. Fard, H. Xu, Y. Fang, A Unique Solution for Principal Component Analysis-based Multi-response Optimization Problems, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 79, 2015, 1-4
  • N. Fard, K. Sadeghzadeh, Heuristic Ranking Classification Method for Complex Large-scale Survival Data, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 360, 2015, 47-55
  • K. Sadeghzadeh, N. Fard, Nonparametric Data Reduction Approach for Large-scale Survival Data Analysis, IEEE Xplore, 2015, 1-6
  • K. Sadeghzadeh, N. Fard, Variable Selection Methods for Right-censored Time-to-event Data with High-dimensional Covariate, Journal of Quality and Reliability Engineering, 795154, 2015, 1-9
  • A. Mendes, N. Fard, Accelerated Failure Time Models Comparison to the Proportional Hazard Model for Time-dependent Covariates with Recurrent Events, International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, 21(2), 2014, 1450010
  • A. Mendes, N. Fard, Binary Logistic Regression and PHM Analysis for Reliability Data, International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, 21(5), 2014, 1450023
  • K. Sadeghzadeh, N. Fard, Multidisciplinary Decision-making Approach to High-dimensional Event History Analysis through Variable Reduction, European Journal of Economics and Management, 1(2), 2014, 1-9
  • A. Motaeia, T. A. Niaki, N. Fard, Bayes Interval Estimation on the Parameters of the Weibull Distribution for Complete and Censored Tests, International Journal of Engineering, Transactions C: Aspects, 26(9), 2013, 985-996

Related News

June 8, 2015

IE PhD candidate, Keivan Sadeghzadeh has been awarded the 2015 Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship from the American Statistical Association (ASA).