Reza Ahmadi


Reza Ahmadi
Professor
Anderson School Of Management

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
M.S. University of Texas at Austin
B.S. New Mexico State University

Dr. Ahmadi is a Professor of Decision, Operations and Technology Management at UCLA Anderson School of Management. He joined UCLA after receiving his Ph.D. in Operations Management in 1988 from the University of Texas at Austin and since then he has been with UCLA. Professor Ahmadi’s research interest is operations management, a part of management science that is concerned with designing and controlling production processes and business operations. In his research, he builds mathematical models to guide firms in the design planning and scheduling of their internal and external business processes. In the best traditions of his field, Dr. Ahmadi advances theory motivated by a real problem, and frequently follows through with a practical implementation of his theoretical research. He has made major contributions to scheduling and production planning, product and process design, and, more recently, to supply chain management. Over the years he has worked on a variety of problems in these three areas. Currently, he works on supply chain management problems arising from business-to-business interactions.

Ilkay Altintas

Ilkay Altintas
Professor
Engineering and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. University of Amsterdam
M.S. Middle East Technical University
B.S. Middle East Technical University

Ilkay Altintas is the Chief Data Science Officer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), UC San Diego, where she is also the Founder and Director for the Workflows for Data Science Center of Excellence. Since joining SDSC in 2001, she has worked on different aspects of scientific workflows as a principal investigator and in other leadership roles across a wide range of cross-disciplinary NSF, DOE, NIH and Moore Foundation projects.

Domniki Asimaki

Domniki Asimaki
Professor
Geotechnical Engineering

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S. National Technical University of Athens

Professor Asimaki's research combines geotechnical engineering, computational mechanics and structural dynamics to study natural ground surface features and man-made geotechnical systems --such as ridges, valleys, dams, tunnels, building foundations and offshore structures.

Yousef Bozorgnia


Yousef Bozorgnia
Professor
Civil And Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Berekeley
M.S. University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Sharif University of Technology

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.

Scott Brandenberg


Scott Brandenberg
Professor
Civil And Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Davis
M.S. University of California, Davis
B.S. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Professor Brandenberg's research interests are geotechnical earthquake engineering, geophysical imaging, data acquisition and signal processing, and numerical analysis. His current research projects are: (1) developing fragility functions for bridges in liquefied and laterally spreading ground, (2) developing design guidelines for pile foundations in liquefied ground, (3) evaluation of the seismic levee deformation by destructive cyclic field testing, (4) centrifuge modeling of the large-strain site response behavior of soft clays, (5) CPT-based ultrasonic imaging of jet grout columns, and (6) developing correlations between shear wave velocity and penetration resistance at Caltrans bridge sites.

Henry V. Burton


Henry V. Burton
Assistant Professor
Civil And Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. Stanford University
M.S. Stanford University
B.S. Morgan State University

Dr. Burton joined the UCLA Engineering faculty in 2014. His research interests are in increasing the resilience of structures and communities in relation to natural hazards while incorporating sustainable practices in building construction, maintenance and operation. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University and his master’s degree and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Specific areas of interest include (1) developing enhanced earthquake resistant building systems, (2) performance-based life-cycle design and assessment, (3) modeling the relationship between the performance of infrastructure systems within the built environment, and the ability of communities to minimize the extent of socioeconomic disruption following extreme events such as major earthquakes. This work relies heavily upon large-scale experimental testing, high-performance computing for structural simulations and advanced probabilistic methods.

J.R. DeShazo


J.R. DeShazo
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Luskin School Of Public Affairs

Ph.D. Harvard University
M.S. Oxford University
B.S. College of William and Mary

Dr. DeShazo is the Director of the Luskin Center for Innovation at the University of California at Los Angeles. He also is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Public Policy in the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA, where he is an expert in economics, public finance, and organizational governance.

Milos D. Ercegovac


Milos D. Ercegovac
Professor
Computer Science

Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.S. University of Belgrade

Professor Ercegovac specializes in research and teaching in digital arithmetic, digital design, and computer system architecture. His recent research is in the areas of approximate arithmetic, composite algorithms, complex arithmetic, design for low power and arithmetic in application-specific architectures.

Ofodike Ezekoye

Ofodike Ezekoye
Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. University of California-Berkeley
M.S. University of California-Berkeley
B.S. University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Ofodike Ezekoye is an expert in combustion and heat transfer in high temperature and reacting systems such as combustion engines, furnaces, and structure fires. In recent years he has been a pi or co-pi on funded research from the Department of Commerce, AFOSR, and DOE.

Christina Fragouli

Christina Fragouli
Professor
Electrical And Computer Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. National Technical University of Athens

Dr. Christina Fragouli is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. She directs the Algorithmic Research in Network Information Flow (ARNI) which performs research in areas such as network coding, algorithms for networking, wireless networks and network security

Timu W. Gallien

Timu W. Gallien
Assistant Professor
Coastal Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
M.S. Purdue University
B.S. Purdue University

Timu Gallien’s research examines evolving coastal hazards from climate change and urbanization using numerical modeling and high resolution field observations. Her research interests include urban coastal flood prediction, beach groundwater, coastal infrastructure, and nearshore processes.  Gallien received her Ph.D. from UC Irvine.

Mekonnen Gebremichael

Mekonnen Gebremichael
Associate Professor
Engineering Hydrology

Ph.D. University of Iowa
M.S. Twente University, the Netherlands
B.S. Haromaya University, Ethiopia

My research interests are understanding and prediction of hydrological fluxes on a range of spatial and temporal scales, advancing the use of satellite observations for water resource applications, uncertainty analysis of hydrological estimations and forecasts, transboundary river basin management, water resource management and governance in developing countries, and impact of hydrological and climate changes on vector-borne diseases.

Nasr M. Ghoniem


Nasr M. Ghoniem
Professor
Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. McMaster University
B.S. Alexandria University

Professor Ghoniem's areas of interest are: Damage and Failure of Materials in Mechanical Design; Mechanics and Physics of Material Defects (point defects, dislocations, voids and cracks); Material Degradation in Severe Environments (e.g., Nuclear, Fusion, Rocket Engines, etc.); Plasma and Laser Processing; Materials Non-equilibrium, Pattern formation and Instability Phenomena; Radiation Interaction with Materials (neutrons, electrons, particles, laser and photons).

Christine Goulet

Christine Goulet
Executive Science Director
Applied Science and Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
M.S. University of California, Los Angeles

Christine Goulet is the Executive Science Director for Special Projects at the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC). In that role, she acts as the science lead and technical integrator for large-scale collaborative projects involving diverse disciplines related to earthquake hazard and risk.

Subramanian S. Iyer


Subramanian S. Iyer
Professor
Electrical Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Dr. Iyer is Distinguished Professor and Charles P. Reames Endowed Chair at UCLA's Electrical Engineering Department. His research and teaching interest include: System Scaling Technology, advanced packaging and 3D integration, technologies and techniques for the memory subsystem integration and neuromorphic computing. His pioneering development of embedded dynamic random access memory (eDRAM) has boosted the power of computer processors for applications ranging from high-end servers to gaming consoles and personal electronics.

Bahram Jalili


Bahram Jalili
Professor
Bioengineering

Ph.D. Columbia University
M.S. Columbia University
B.S. Florida State University

Professor Jalili's research and teaching interests are: Silicon photonics and fiber optic communication, real-time streaming data acquisition and processing, biophotonics, rare cell detection, blood screening, nondestructive material testing and characterization, rogue wave phenomena.

Alex Hall

Alex Hall
Professor
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences




Alex Hall is a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and an expert in climate change. Hall, an atmospheric physicist and a member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, specializes in regional climates, global climate change and climate modeling.

Ximin He


Ximin He
Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering

Ph.D. University of Cambridge
M.S. Tsinghua University

Dr. He is an Assistant Professor in UCLA's Materials Science whose research focuses on biologically inspired materials based on stimuli-responsive polymers and micro/nanostructure fabrication, for applications in biomedicine, environment, and energy. The interdisciplinary research across “design – synthesis – properties – functions” involves polymer chemistry and physics, molecular design and synthesis, and studies of mechanical, optical and electrical properties of soft materials. Dr. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard and obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry/Nano Optoelectronics; University of Cambridge.

David Jassby

David Jassby
Associate Professor
Engineering Hydrology

Ph.D. Duke University
M.S. University of California, Davis
B.S. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Biology

Dr. Jassby joins C&EE in 2017-2018. Previously he was an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Jassby received his B.S. in Biology from Hebrew University (2002), a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UC Davis (2004), and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University (2011).