dr. M. Rajabali Nejad (Mohammad)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I obtained a master degree on safety of civil infrastructures in 2001. After the graduation, I worked in several national projects in design, system control and later on inspection for about 6 years. In 2006, I started my research on the use of prior information for reliability of infrastructures and accomplished a PhD from TUDelft in 3 years. I continued with this research during my postdoc at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada and conducted studies on European and American pilot sites. Then I started as an assistant professor in TUDelft focusing on the use of information to manage uncertainties in the course of product design. Moving to UTwente, my research attained focus on infrastructures and their engineering. I am serving two journals as associate editor, and I have organized or chaired special sessions in different conferences. As educator I am interested in design of smart products, system design, engineering and safety. I am also a member of the standardization committee for Safety of Machinery (NEC 44).


Systems Engineering
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System Of Systems
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Rajabalinejad, M., & van Dongen, L. A. M. (2018). Framing success: The Netherlands railways experience. International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, 8(4), 313-329. DOI: 10.1504/IJSSE.2018.10015811
Rajabalinejad, M. (2018). System Integration: Challenges and Opportunities for Rail Transport. In 13th System of Systems Engineering Conference IEEE.
Rajabalinejad, M. (2018). Incorporation of Safety into Design by Safety Cube. International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, 12(3), 476. [urn:dai:10.1999/1307-6892/10009149]. DOI: 10.1999/1307-6892/10009149
Rajabalinejad, M. (2018). Incorporation of Safety into Design Process: A Systems Engineering Perspective. 1366-1368. Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Safety and Systems Engineering, ICSSE 2018, Paris, France.
Rajabalinejad, M., & Schuitemaker, K. (2017). ERTMS Challenges for a Safe and Interoperable European Railway System. In PESARO 2017, The Seventh International Conference on Performance, Safety and Robustness in Complex Systems and Applications (pp. 17-22). IARIA/Thinkmind.
Rajabalinejad, M. (2017). Naive Fault Tree: formulation of the approach. Paper presented at 35th International System Safety Conference, ISSC 2017, Albuquerque, United States.
Rajabali Nejad, M., & Bonnema, G. M. (2016). AMDesigner: An architecture modeling tool for the use in multi-disciplinary design projects. In L. Walls, M. Revie, & T. Bedford (Eds.), Risk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice: Proceedings of ESREL 2016 (pp. 2391-2395). Glasgow, Scotland: CRC Press.
Rajabali Nejad, M. (2016). Coping with System Hazards in Early Project Life Cycle: Identification and Prioritization. In PESARO 2016 : The Sixth International Conference on Performance, Safety and Robustness in Complex Systems and Applications (pp. -). Lisbon: IARIA.
Rajabali Nejad, M. (2016). Naive fault trees. Paper presented at 1st International Cross-Industry Safety Conference (ICSC), Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Rajabali Nejad, M. (2016). Modelling and Prioritization of System Risks in Early Project Phases. International journal on advances in telecommunications, 9(3&4), 68-76.
Rajabalinejad, M. (2016). An architecture model for communication of safety in public transportation. In I. Horváth, J-P. Pernot, & Z. Rusák (Eds.), Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering: Proceedings of TMCE 2016, May 9-13, 2016, Aix-en-Provence, France (pp. 257-264). Technical University Delft (TUD).
Schuitemaker, K., Braakhuis, J. G., & Rajabali Nejad, M. (2015). A model based safety architecture framwork for Dutch high speed train lines. In Proceedings 10th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SoSe) (pp. -). San Antonio, USA.

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