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.

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.

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). 

Miryung Kim


Miryung Kim
Associate Professor
Computer Science

Ph.D. University of Washington
M.S. University of Washington
B.S. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Professor Kim is an expert on software engineering, with focus on designing techniques to evolve large software systems and to improve software quality. Her research group, Software Evolution and Analysis Laboratory, develops sofware analysis algorithms and development tools to make it easier to develop and evolve large scale software systems. she also has extensive background in automated program transformation, user studies with professional engineers, and statistical analysis of open source project data to allow data-driven decisions for designing novel software tools. 

She is a recipient of an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, Microsoft SEIF Award, IBM Jazz Innovation Award, and Google Faculty Award. She has a strong track record of building scalable and practical tools for program transformation, refactoring, and mining software repository data.

Anne Lemnitzer

Anne Lemnitzer
Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
M.S. University of California, Los Angeles
M.S. California State University, Long Beach

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UC Irvine. Born and raised in Germany, I completed my undergraduate education in structural engineering at the University of Applied Sciences (HTWK) Leipzig and continued my graduate education as Fulbright Scholar in the US. I received an MS in Geotechnical Engineering at CSULB and an MS and PhD degree in Structural and Earthquake Engineering at UCLA. 

Arash Naeim


Arash Naeim
Associate Professor
David Geffen School Of Medicine

M.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. RAND Graduate School
B.S. University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Naeim is trained in health services research with an emphasis in cost-effectiveness and decision-making in older cancer patients, and his research focuses on aging and cancer. In recent years, Dr. Naeim has been involved in developing informatics in hematology/oncology. He has an interest in how electronic databases and medical records can be used in outcomes research, patient/physician education, and healthcare interventions.

Yuval Tamir


Yuval Tamir
Associate Professor
Computer Science

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley


Professor Tamir founded and is currently directing the UCLA Concurrent Systems Laboratory. His research interests include hardware, software, and algorithmic issues related to the design and implementation of computer systems. Most of his work is focused on techniques for achieving high performance and high reliability for parallel and distributed systems. Current research projects include: resilient virtualization, fault injection, fault-tolerant cluster managers, fault tolerance for distributed applications, networks-on-a-chip for chip multiprocessors, hardware support for checkpointing, memory hierarchy in multicore chips.

Farzin Zareian

Farzin Zareian
Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. Stanford University
M.S. Sharif University of Technology, Tehran
B.S. Sharif University of Technology, Tehran

Dr. Zareian's research includes analytical and experimental studies in Structural and Earthquake Engineering with emphasis on Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering. His research interests also includes Collapse Analysis, Structural Reliability, and Structural Control.

Jian Zhang

Jian Zhang
Associate Professor
Structural Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
M.S. University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Nanjing Architectural and Civil Engineering Institute, China

My research interests are earthquake engineering, structure dynamics and mechanics, with an emphasis on the modeling, analysis and protection of structural systems under seismic excitations. The main goals of my research are to understand the seismic performance of bridges and buildings by experiments and model-based simulations; to develop seismic response models and analysis procedures validated by measurements from instrumented structures; to improve the structural performance and mitigate earthquake hazards by using innovative devices, systems and technologies.