Dr. Balali joined the institute as a Postdoctoral Scholar in May 2015. She obtained her Ph.D. in Management Science from University of Strathclyde, Scotland, and her M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran. Her Ph.D. work was on incorporating expert judgment into condition based maintenance decision-support process, under supervision of Prof. Tim Bedford and Prof. Lesley Walls. She currently works on developing computational algorithms for hybrid dynamic bayesian networks applied in health management of complex engineering systems.