Dr. Yousef Bozorgnia is Professor at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UCLA. Dr. Bozorgnia’s expertise includes earthquake engineering and ground motion hazard, with emphasis on multidisciplinary aspects of earthquake science and engineering. He has extensively published scientific papers on earthquake ground motion models, seismic hazard analysis, and structural earthquake engineering. Dr. Bozorgnia has developed earthquake ground motion models that are used worldwide for seismic analysis and design of buildings, bridges, dams, infrastructure and critical facilities. Bozorgnia received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and was the Executive Director (2009-2016) and the Associate Director (2004-2009) of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), a multi-university research center. Dr. Bozorgnia is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer (PE) in the State of California, has been a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) since 1998, and is currently the Associate Editor of journal Earthquake Spectra, a scientific journal dedicated to earthquake engineering.