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Mojtaba Sadegh

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 8:57 am / August 21, 2017

Portrait of Mojtaba

Mojtaba Sadegh

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering

New faculty member Mojtaba Sadeghust recently co-authored a paper titled “Increasing probability of mortality during Indian heat waves,” which appeared in the magazine Science Advances.

The collaborative project focused on characterizing the relationship between mortality rate and heat waves in India. Sadeghust’s team showed that a mean temperature increase of 0.5 degrees Celsius during the summer in India, between 1960 and 2009, corresponded to a 146 percent increase in mortality rate of more than 100 people.

The team’s findings indicate that even moderate increases in mean temperatures may cause great increases in heat-related mortality and support the efforts of governments and international organizations to build up the resilience of these vulnerable regions to more severe heat waves.

In addition, Sadeghust was the lead author on a paper titled “Multivariate Copula Analysis Toolbox (MvCAT): Describing dependence and underlying uncertainty using a Bayesian framework.”