Rahim Ali

Technical Analyst
Off Site Office


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


Rahim Ali (he/him) is a technical analyst in the Engineering and Applied Sciences department at the RAND Corporation. His research interests include critical infrastructure protection, community level resilience planning, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and disaster preparedness and recovery. During his time at RAND, Ali has supported research studies in Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center and Project Air Force that have focused on cost and policy implications for post disaster recovery efforts and resilience planning for military infrastructure installations. Prior to RAND, Ali worked for a construction engineering company in the San Francisco Bay Area where he conducted construction cost estimates, developed site logistic plans, and managed specific building trades on projects. He earned his M.S. in civil and environmental engineering with a focus in advanced infrastructure systems from Carnegie Mellon University and has a B.A. in architecture with a focus in sustainable design from U.C. Berkeley.


  • Hurricanes

    Q&A with the Experts: Puerto Rico

    When Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico on September 18, electricity went out across the island. It was a reminder that recovery from 2017's Hurricane Maria is far from complete. RAND researchers discuss the difficulties Puerto Rico is still facing.

    Oct 10, 2022