Zhang, Di

Di Zhang is Vice Director and Associate Professor of National Engineering Research Center for Water Transport Safety (WTS Center), Wuhan University of Technology, China. He received his BSc in Navigation Technology, MSc in Traffic Information Engineering and Control,and his PhD in Vehicle Operation Engineering from Wuhan University of Technology in 2005, 2008 and 2011 respectively. With the financial support from the China Scholarship Council, he was a full time researcher at Liverpool John Moores University from October 2010 to September 2011, and at the Garrick Institute of UCLA from July to September 2017. Dr. Zhang’s major research interests include risk assessment and decision science applied in marine systems. He is associate fellow of Royal Institute of Navigation (AFRIN).

Zhang, Min

Min Zhang is a visiting graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles from January, 2015 to January, 2016. She is a Ph.D. candidate and also serves as faculty at Harbin Engineering University of China since 2011. Her research focuses on reliability analysis and probabilistic safety assessment (PSA) methodology and their applications in nuclear power plants, including system reliability assessment, PSA and risk monitoring.

Thieme, Christoph Alexander


Christoph A. Thieme is a Ph.D. candidate in Marine Technology at the Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. As a visiting scholar Under the supervision of Prof. Mosleh, he worked on the reliability assessment of software for autonomous marine systems and integrating software reliability in probabilistic risk assessment. Autonomous systems rely on software intensive control and therefore special attention needs to be paid to software reliability assessment.

Ramos, Marilia

Marilia Ramos is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. She has perfomed quantitative risk analysis on Brazilian refineries, pipelines and LNG platform. She is also a visiting scholar at UCLA, working with Dr. Mosleh on human reliability applied to petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants.

Peng, Weiwen


Weiwen Peng is a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He was a visiting graduate researcher of B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences during 2014-2015, and now continues his research on X-ware reliability in China. Under Professor Mosleh’s supervision, his research is focused on X-ware system reliability by leveraging the strengths of Bayesian reliability and model based systems engineering. As an imperative topic, the research on X-ware system reliability is distinguished from classic methodology of system reliability by highlighting the interactions within the X-ware system, and being more dynamic and more realistic.

Hu, Weiwei


Dr. Hu is an assistant professor of the Reliability and System Engineering School of Beihang University in China. She is a visiting scholar at UCLA since June 2015. She obtained her Ph.D. from Beihang University in 2009. Her current primary research interests are in complex electric system reliability, prognostics and health management of complex systems and physics of failure. Professor Hu is a member of IEEE Reliability Society and also a member of China Prognostics and Health Management Society.

Hornak, Robin


Robin moved from Prague, Czech Republic to London and is currently a final year MSci Statistics student at University College London. He spent his 3rd year abroad at University of California, Los Angeles. He is interested in Machine learning and Statistical Modeling. During summer 2017 he interned at the UCLA Center for Smart Health laboratory as a Data Scientist and is collaborating with the center ever since.

Chen, Ying


Dr. Chen is an associate professor of the Reliability and System Engineering School of Beihang University in China. She obtained her Ph.D. from Tsinghua University in 2006 and now working at Science and Technology on Reliability and Environmental Engineering Laboratory. Her reserch interests focus on complex system and failure behavior modeling, quantitative risk analysis of electromechanical systems. She is a member of IEEE Reliablity Society and reviewer of the journal “IEEE Transaction on Reliablity”,“Journal of risk and reliability”, et al.

Asano, Kakeru

Kakeru Asano is a master’s student in Nuclear Engineering and Management at the University of Tokyo, Japan. He is a visiting graduate researcher from January, 2018 to March, 2018. His research theme is probabilistic risk assessment of nuclear power plant. Especially, he focuses on nuclear power plant which has more than two reactors, called multi-unit nuclear power plant.