Dr. Arvin Farid is an associate professor and the graduate coordinator of the Civil Engineering Department at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, United States. He has been a member of ASCE since 2003. He is now the vice chair of ASCE-GI Geoenvironmental Committee. He has actively conducted research in various fields such as civil, geotechnical, geoenvironmental, and electrical engineering, as well as geophysics. He has published in several journals in various fields from ASCE and ASTM journals to IEEE transactions. He has been nominated for the 2017 ASCE Middlebrooks Award. He has also been the recipient of several research grants and awards from NSF and NASA.