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.

Robert E. Kayen

Robert E. Kayen
Adjunct Professor
Engineering Geomatics

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
M.S. University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Tufts University, Boston, MA

Robert Kayen teaches Engineering Geomatics and Engineering Geology at UCLA, and has authored over 300 Journal Articles, Professional Papers, Conference Papers, and reports in the fields of Earthquake Engineering, LIDAR – Geomatics, Engineering Geophysics and Marine GeotechnicsHe is the recipient of the ASCE Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award, and the Commendation Award from the Environmental Division of the United States Department of Justice.

Jon Keeley

Jon Keeley
Adjunct Professor
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Ph.D. University of Georgia, Athens
M.S. San Diego State University
B.S. San Diego State University

Jon Keeley, an adjunct professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is an expert on the ecological impacts and history of wildfires in Southern California and other ecosystems with Mediterranean-type climates. A focus of Keeley’s research involves the relationship between wildfires and the invasion of natural ecosystems by non-native plants, how plants respond to environmental stresses such as fire, and also seed germination.

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. 

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.

George Mylonakis

George Mylonakis
Adjunct Professor
Geotechnical Engineering

Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo
B.S. National Technical University

George Mylonakis specializes in geotechnical earthquake engineering, computational geomechanics, stress wave propagation, limit analysis and dynamic soil-structure interaction with emphasis on pile-supported structures. He holds a Diploma degree in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University, Athens (1993) and a Ph.D. degree from State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo (1996). He has held or is currently holding academic/reserch appointments at the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER) (1993-1997), City University of New York (1997-2004), University of Patras (2004-) and University of Bristol (2013-).

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.

Farzad Naeim

Farzad Naeim
Adjunct Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. University of Southern California
M.S. University of Southern California
B.S. University of Tehran

Dr. Naeim regularly manages and facilitates activities of internal teams of experts in research and development activities, special seismic studies, and the design of specialized computer applications. He has developed an international reputation for cutting edge engineering and computer technology, and was awarded grants by such diverse agencies as the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the County of Los Angeles, the California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program, Applied Technology Council (ATC), and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), for studying various damage characteristics of earthquakes and their impact on seismic design practice.

Ramin Ramezani


Ramin Ramezani
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Computer Science

Ph.D. Imperial College London
M.S. Lancaster University
B.S. Bangalore University

Dr. Ramin Ramezani is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor within the Department of Computer Science, and managing technical director at CTSI, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. He was formerly the Chief Technologist in the Big Data and Analytical Unit within the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London, leading a multidisciplinary group named Big Data and Analytical Unit. The center was designed with the aim to apply a combination of computer science and engineering techniques to investigate and better understand ongoing problems in healthcare such as obesity or adverse events in hospitals. This unit is within the Institute for Global Health Innovations at Imperial College, led by UK’s former minister of health. Ramin received his PhD in Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. He received his MSc with distinction in Digital Signal Processing from University of Lancaster, and BSc with honors in Computer Science.

Izhak Rubin

Izhak Rubin
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D. Princeton University
M.S. Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
B.S. Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Dr. Rubin's research and teaching interests include communications/telecommunications, computer networks, multimedia IP networks, UAV/UGV-aided networks, integrated system and network management, C4ISR systems and networks, optical networks, network simulations and analysis.

Thomas A. Sabol

Thomas A. Sabol
Adjunct Professor
Structural Engineering

Ph.D. University of Southern California


My research interests include earthquake resistant design of structural steel buildings, the effect of earthquakes on existing structures, the development of seismic rehabilitation guidelines for existing structures, and the potential of performance-based design for seismic design of new structures and the rehabilitation of existing structures. Recent research includes testing of structural steel moment frame connections and the adaptation of that research into design guidelines for the structural engineering community.

M. Saiid Saiidi

M. Saiid Saiidi
Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

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

Recipient of multimillion dollar research grants from National Science Foundation, Federal Highway Administration, California Department of Transportation, Nevada Department of Transportation, National Cooperative Highway Research Programs, and industry. Projects have been on earthquake engineering of structures, including large- scale model studies, retrofit method and repair development, design method development, and advanced material adaptation in structural engineering.

Gaurav N. Sant


Gaurav N. Sant
Assistant Professor
Civil And Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. Purdue University
M.S. Purdue University
B.S. Purdue University

Dr. Sant is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and holder of the Edward K. and Linda L. Rice Endowed Chair in materials science. His research is focused on elucidating structure-property relations in inorganic materials including metallic, and non-metallic materials, and specifically understanding how reaction processes are formative, and/or destructive of microstructure. As thrust areas, the research, which spans from "atoms to infrastructure", seeks to: (i) quantify solute-solvent reaction dynamics at interfaces, (ii) monitor, manipulate and mitigate electrochemical corrosion processes and (iii) quantify and simulate coupled mass and ion transport processes in random porous media.

Majid Sarrafzadeh


Majid Sarrafzadeh
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering




Professor Sarrafzadeh's research interests are: Wireless Health and Biomedical Devices, Embedded and Reconfigurable Systems, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, and Data Analytics.