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.

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

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).

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.

Jennifer A. Jay

Jennifer A. Jay
Professor
Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Our approach involves integrating field, experimental, and geochemical modeling work to understand the environmental fate and transport of microbial and chemical pollution and nutrients. We are currently working in several areas: 1) We are characterizing how sediments in coastal creeks can provide the ecosystem service of reducing the impact of microbial pollution on water quality.

Erik A Johnson

Erik A. Johnson
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of Illinois
M.S. University of Illinois
B.S. University of Illinois

Dr. Erik A. Johnson is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Southern California. He earned B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988, 1993 and 1997, respectively, as well as a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1991. He was a visiting research assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame 1997-99.

Jiann-Wen “Woody” Ju

Jiann-Wen “Woody” Ju
Professor
Structural Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
M.S. University of California, Berkeley

My current research interests concern mechanics of materials and constitutive modelings of advanced engineering materials. In particular, I am interested in micromechanical damage mechanics of brittle composites, micromechanics of random heterogeneous elastic and inelastic fibrous and particulate composites, continuum elastoplastic damage mechanics, plasticity and viscoplasticity theories and computational algorithms, advanced constitutive modeling of materials, nonlinear computational mechanics, nondestructive and destructive testing, durability, reliability, sulfate attack, and construction defects.

Xiaochun Li


Xiaochun Li
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Ph.D. Stanford University


Professor Li is the Raytheon Chair in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department. His research interests are: scifacturing, interdisciplinary areas of innovative manufacturing and materials processing, solid freeform fabrication, nanoscience and nanotechnology, laser micro/nanomaterials processing, and process/system integration.

Patrick Joseph Lynett

Patrick Joseph Lynett
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Cornell University
M.S. Civil Engineering, Cornell University
B.S. Civil Engineering, Cornell University

Patrick Lynett was born in New York City on March 19th, 1975. He attended Cornell University from 1993-2002, where he received three degrees from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Immediately after completing his Ph.D. thesis, he started the position of Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. Lynett was a member of the 2005 International Tsunami Survey Team to Sri Lanka, the 2005 Hurricane Katrina Coastal Impacts Survey Team sponsored by ASCE, the post-tsunami survey team in American Samoa in 2009, and numerous surveys throughout the Pacific after the 2011 Japan tsunami.

Naj Meshkati

Naj Meshkati
Professor
Systems Engineering

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Southern California
M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Southern California
B.S. National University of Iran and Sharif University Of Technology

Professor Meshkati is a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation. He is also Principal Investigator of a research grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) and a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Ali Mosleh

Ali Mosleh
Professor
Reliability Engineering

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

Dr. Ali Mosleh is Distinguished Professor and holder of the Evelyn Knight Chair in Engineering at the University of California in Los Angeles.  Prior to that he was the Nicole J. Kim Eminent
Professor of Engineering and Director of the Center for Risk and Reliability at the University of Maryland.