Rahim Ali

Senior Technical Analyst


M.S. in civil and environmental engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. in architecture, University of California, Berkeley


Rahim Ali is a senior technical analyst at RAND with a background in civil engineering and construction management. His research experience spans across themes including critical infrastructure protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and disaster preparedness and recovery. Examples of his research contributions include developing and reviewing cost and policy implications for post disaster recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, examining energy and water resilience planning for military installations, conducting geospatial risk assessments for critical infrastructure, and evaluating regulatory mechanisms, such as codes and standards, for infrastructure resilience. His prior professional experience includes working as a summer researcher for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and working in the construction management industry.