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Pourali, Masoud

Pourali, Masoud

Consulting Engineer
Center for Risk and Reliability
KimiaPower PLLC, 5000 Centre Green Way, Ste. 500, Cary, NC 27513


  • Ph.D., Reliability Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Professional Memberships

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia and states of Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia
  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS)
  • Member of IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES)
  • Member of IEEE Standard Association (SA)
  • Member of IEEE Reliability Society (RS)
  • Chair, IEEE Working Group: Generating Renewable Energy through the Application of Plasma Gasification
  • Chair, IEEE Working Group: IEEE Std. 3006.5 (Former IEEE Gold Book)
  • Member of Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE International)
  • Management Committee Member of Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS)

  • System Health Monitoring 
  • Prognostics and Health Management (PHM)
  • Bayesian Sensor Placement Optimization
  • Common Cause Failure (CCF) Analysis
  • Application of Bayesian Techniques such as Bayesian Belief Networks in Risk and Reliability Analysis

  • Pourali, M., "Incorporating Common Cause Failures in Mission Critical Facilities Reliability Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, July/August 2014.
  • Pourali, M. and Mosleh, A., "A Bayesian Methodology for Power Plant Online System Health Monitoring," Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 109, Washington, DC, November 10-14, 2013. 
  • Pourali, M., "Incorporating Common Cause Failures in Mission Critical Facilities Reliability Analysis," IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) 2013 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 6-11 October 2013.
  • Pourali, M., and Mosleh, A., "A Functional Sensor Placement Optimization Method for Power Systems Health Monitoring," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 49, no. 4, July/August 2013.
  • Pourali, M., and Mosleh, A., "A Bayesian Approach to Sensor Placement Optimization and System Reliability Monitoring," Proc. IMechE Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability, vol. 227, no. 3, pp. 327-347, 2013.
  • Pourali, M., and Mosleh, A., "A Bayesian Approach to Online System Health Monitoring," Reliability and Maintainability Annual Symposium (RAMS), pp. 210-215, 2013.
  • Pourali, M., and Mosleh, A., "Application of Bayesian Sensor Placement Optimization for Real-Time Health Monitoring," 2012 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2012), Chicago, IL, 2012.
  • Pourali, M., and Mosleh, A., "A Bayesian Belief Network Method of Sensor Placement Optimization for System Reliability Monitoring," International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management, PSAM 11, Helsinki, Finland, 2012.
  • Pourali, M., "Application of Plasma Gasification Technology in Waste to Energy- Challenges and Opportunities," IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 125-130, 2010.
  • Pourali, M., "The Supremacy of Embedded Redundancy at System Level in Mission Critical Facilities," IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2009.