John Baugh

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

John Baugh is a Professor of Civil Engineering and Operations Research at North Carolina State University. He received the Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1989. In addition to carrying out research and instructional programs, Dr. Baugh works broadly within the university to improve the educational opportunities and outcomes of its students. Included among those efforts is leadership in creating a new graduate program in the areas of computing and systems engineering, and previously serving as Director of the NC Japan Center. Before pursuing the Ph.D., he worked as a Research Engineer in Applied Mechanics and Structures at Battelle’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He is a member of ACM, INFORMS, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, and Chi Epsilon.

Research Description

Dr. Baugh’s research interests include scientific computing and cyber-physical systems, formal methods for safe and trustworthy software, verification and validation, mathematical optimization and control, and applications across civil engineering including coastal, ocean, transportation, and structural systems. Current and past funding sources include the US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Transit Administration, US Environmental Protection Agency, and North Carolina Supercomputing Center.


Ph.D.Doctor of Philosophy in Civil EngineeringCarnegie Mellon University1989
MCEMaster of Civil EngineeringCarnegie Mellon University1984
BCEBachelor of Science in Civil EngineeringAuburn University1983
John Baugh