Soroosh Sorooshian

Soroosh Sorooshian
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
M.S. University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Soroosh Sorooshian is the Director of the Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing (CHRS) and Distinguished Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science Departments at UC Irvine. Prior to 2003 he was a faculty at the University of Arizona for 20 years. His area of expertise is Hydrometeorology, water resources systems, climate studies and application of remote sensing to earth science problems with special focus on the hydrologic cycle and water resources issues of arid and semi-arid zones. He also consults on problems related to surface hydrology and urban flooding.

Jason L. Speyer

Jason L. Speyer
Professor
Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering

Ph.D. Harvard University
B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Speyer performs research on stochastic and deterministic optimal control and estimation with application to aerospace systems; guidance, flight control, and flight mechanics. Some of his projects include fault detection and identification for ground vehicles, autonomous formation flight, and management of air vehicles systems. 

Jonathan P. Stewart


Jonathan P. Stewart
Professor
Civil And Environmental Engineering

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

Dr. Stewart's primary research interests are in geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology, with emphases on seismic soil-structure interaction, earthquake ground motion characterization, seismic ground failure, and the seismic performance of earth structures including structural fills and levee embankments. His research has involved: interpretation of earthquake strong motion data to gain insight into soil-structure interaction effects, characterize site effects, and to produce practical models for the prediction of ground motion intensity measures; cyclic field testing of earth structures and full-scale foundation components including shallow foundations, drilled shafts, and bridge abutment walls; advanced dynamic testing of soils in the laboratory; and case history studies of the seismic field performance of infrastructure in California, Taiwan, Turkey, Japan, Greece, Italy, and India. Results from his research group are widely utilized in engineering practice, including a 2012 NIST guidelines document for soil-structure interaction, ground motion prediction equations used for the USGS National Seismic Hazard Maps, ASCE-7 (for new structures), ASCE-41 (existing structures) and additional guidelines documents for landslide risk and tall building design.

Paulo Tabuada

Paulo Tabuada
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. Instituto Superior Técnico
M.S. Instituto Superior Técnico
B.S. Instituto Superior Técnico

Paulo Tabuada's main research interests cover a range of topics which could be described as a modern systems theory. In particular, he is interested in modeling, analysis, and control of real-time, embedded, networked and distributed cyber-physical systems. Dr. Tabuada also directs the Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory (CyPhyLab), which conducts research at the intersection of computation, communication, and control. 

Ertugrul Taciroglu


Ertugrul Taciroglu
Professor and Chair
Civil And Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S. Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey

Professor Taciroglu's research interests lie within the broad area of computational solid and structural mechanics. He is currently working on topology optimization of smart material systems, soil-structure interaction in deep and shallow foundation systems, wave propagation in continuous media, inverse problems—with various applications in system identification, structural health monitoring as well as surveillance—and simulation of structural response under extreme loadings such as explosions, and ballistic impact.

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.

Mladen Vucetic

Mladen Vucetic
Professor
Geotechnical Engineering

Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.S. University of Zagreb, Croatia
B.S. University of Zagreb, Croatia

Mladen Vucetic is professor of civil engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, who teaches and conducts research in the field of geotechnical engineering, with an emphasis on the cyclic and dynamic behavior of clays, silts and sands. Vucetic has studied the reponse of marine clays to cyclic ocean wave loads in connection with offshore oil explorations.

Roger Wakimoto

Roger Wakimoto
Vice Chancellor for Research
Atmospheric Scientist

Ph.D. University of Chicago
B.S. San Jose State University

He is an accomplished atmospheric scientist specializing in research on mesoscale meteorology, particularly severe convective storms and radar meteorology. He is a former member of UCLA atmospheric sciences faculty in 1983 – 2005, serving as department vice chair in 1993-96 and chair in 1996-2000. After his initial tenure at UCLA, Vice Chancellor Wakimoto served as the director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Earth Observing Laboratory from 2005-2010 and subsequently as director of NCAR from 2010-2013. He most recently served as assistant director of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Geosciences from 2013-2017, where he led a division that supported atmospheric, geospace, polar, earth, and ocean sciences with a $1.3 billion annual budget.

Wei Wang

Wei Wang
Professor
Computer Science

Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
M.S. State University of New York

Wei Wang is the Leonard Kleinrock Chair Professor in Computer Science and Computational Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles and the director of the Scalable Analytics Institute (ScAi). She is also a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biology, and Bioinformatics Interdepartmental Graduate Program. She received her PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999.

Jason Woo


Jason Woo
Professor
Electrical And Computer Engineering

Ph.D. Stanford University
M.S. Stanford University
B.S. University of Toronto

Professor Woo's research interests are wave and solid state electronics, CMOS and bipolar device/circuit optimization, novel device design and modeling of integrated circuits, VLSI fabrication.

Chee Wei Wong


Chee Wei Wong
Professor
Electrical And Computer Engineering

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.A. University of California, Berekely

Professor Wong advances the control of photons in mesoscopic systems, involving nonlinear, ultrafast, quantum and precision measurements.

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.