Reza Roodsari, Adjunct Faculty
Reza Roodsari is a biological/hydrological engineer who works as an operations research/mathematical statistician at the office of the chief financial officer at the USDA Rural Development Agency, where he uses financial models to project the subsidy cost of the Presidential Budget for projects in energy, housing, telecommunications, broadband, and biorefinery. Previously, he worked as senior policy analyst and risk assessment scientist at USDA Food Safety. There, he worked as a member of a scientific team to study a complex probabilistic model to evaluate the adverse consequences of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) infected animals entered into the United States. He has taught statistics, calculus, linear algebra and differential equations for the past 15 years.
He received his Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Professional Degree (PD) in hydrological engineering from the George Washington University.