Behzad is a research associate at School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney. His research focuses on development of rapid urban flood inundation models and integrating them with existing urban water planning tools. Behzad obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from Monash University. Prior to that, he worked as a water resources planning engineer at Iran’s Water and Power Resources Development Company. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Water Resources Engineering both from the University of Tehran.