Prof. Naser Khaji received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from the University of Tehran (Iran) and Tarbiat Modares University (Iran) in 1995 and 1998, respectively. He visited Japan in 1998 where he started his Ph.D. study at the Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Tokyo. After his graduation from the University of Tokyo in 2001, he joined Tarbiat Modares University, where he was promoted to full professorship in 2013. In 2019, he began a new career at Hiroshima University.His research interests include health monitoring of various infrastructures, soil-structure-fluid interaction, computational structural dynamics and seismic wave propagation, inverse problems in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, numerical methods in computational mechanics, and seismic hazard analysis.