Chang, Yuan-Shang

Yuan-Shang Chang was enrolled in the Ph.D. program of Material Science and Engineering Department of UCLA in 2014. He graduated the Bachelor Program of Mechanical Engineering from National Central University, Taiwan. He is now doing research advised by Professor Ali Mosleh and Professor Jenn-Ming Yang on polymer degradation in radiation environment. The goal of this project is to develop a probabilistic prediction model based on time-to-failure analyses.

Diaconeasa, Mihai

Mihai Diaconeasa is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Department since 2014. He obtained his B.Sc. degree from University College Utrecht, the international undergraduate honors college of Utrecht University, the Netherlands and his M.S. in Nuclear Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While exploring potential research avenues in probabilistic risk assessment for nuclear power plants with Professor Michael Golay of MIT, they encountered Professor Mosleh's work in dynamic probabilistic risk assessment and eventually transferred to UCLA in order to further their collaboration.

Fang, Alex

Alex Fang started his Master's Degree of Materials Science Engineering at UCLA in 2016. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the Materials Science Engineering Department of Drexel University in 2014. Previously he worked on synthesis of nano materials. He’s now doing Machine Learning Approach on Failure Analysis in Professor Ali Mosleh’s research group. His project focuses on diagnosis and prognosis of system failure with big data.

Huang, Lixian

Lixian Huang is a M.S. student major in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at UCLA. She got her B.S. degree with honors in MSE from University of California, Davis in June 2016. Her previous research projects include the superconductivity characterization on SPS materials, laser parameters optimization, and negative thermal expansion property study. She is now a M.S. student in Professor Ali Mosleh’s group researching about the risk analysis of electrical materials.

Li, Yucong

Yucong Li is enrolled in the M.S. program of Material Science and Engineering Department of UCLA since 2016. He graduated the Bachelor Program of Material Physics from Northeastern University, China. Under the supervision of Professor Ali Mosleh and Ph.D. Mihai Diaconeasa, he is working on implementing fault tree visualization and editing capabilities in the ADS-IDAC dynamic probabilistic risk assessment software platform.

Mahmoodzadeh, Zahra

Zahra Mahmoodzadeh is enrolled in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D. program since the Fall of 2016. Her BSc and MSc are from the Electrical Engineering department of Sharif University in 2011 and 2013 respectively. She has worked as a researcher on many projects about reliability and maintenance of electric power systems. Her current research involves the application of artificial intelligence decision-making techniques in the field of reliability.

Stewart, Theresa

Bio coming soon.

Wu, Keo-Yuan

Keo-Yuan Wu is a Ph.D. student in the department of Material Science and Engineering and a member of the B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Science at UCLA since 2015. He had a M.S. in the department of Material Science and Engineering at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. His current research focuses on risk assessment of gas and oil pipeline corrosion under the supervision of prof. Ali Mosleh. He aims to build a better predictive model of pipeline corrosion based on corrosion rate models, along with probabilistic methods and Bayesian network approaches.

Zhang, Yizhen

Yizhen Zhang is a M.S. student in the department of Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA since Fall 2016. She obtained her B.S. degree of Polymer Science and Engineering in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Her previous research involves the performance of carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic polymer. She is now working with Yuanshang Chang on polymer degradation in moist environment in Professor Mosleh’s group, aiming to develop a probabilistic prediction model of insulation degradation.

Zhang, Wenhao

Wenhao is currently a Ph.D. student in computer science at UCLA. He graduated from University of Southern California with two master degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He is an expert in Data mining and cloud computing. His research interests mainly focus on applications of Artificial Intelligence in Health care domain.

Yan, Yan

Yan is a final year MSc student in Computer Science at UCLA. She has been working as a full stack developer within the Center for Smart health, and is mainly interested in web development and cloud computing. Yan received her BSc in Software Engineering from Tongi University in China. As an outstanding student she won the first-class scholarship as well as prestigious National scholarship. She has already managed to publish a paper in bioinformatics journal and develop an R package LANDD.

Xiao, Yubin

Yubin is a Computer Science graduate student in UCLA. During the past five years of research and work in CS, he has built a solid foundation of skills and knowledge about software engineering and computer systems. He is proficient in system programming, wireless networks, sensor technologies, and machine learning. He finished his undergraduate studies in University of Macau, majoring in CS. While undergrad, he won the first-class scholarship every year with highest GPA. Meanwhile, he also achieved engineer certification by IET. He has already published two papers, attended the Mobicom 2015 conference while being part of the committee. He has attended many IT competitions and has won the First Prize in Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities, First Prize in Macau ICT Awards 2013 (MICTA), and First Prize in Winter Camp of Tsinghua University, Beijing.


Arjun is a senior, majoring in Electrical and Computer engineering at UCLA. He is a full-stack developer with focus on Operating systems, IoT and wearable devices. His ongoing work involves firmware and application development for the Android Wear smartwatch platform. In the past, Arjun has worked on UX/UI and back-ends for large-scale web services. One would typically find Arjun spend his free time fabricating circuits or rebuilding his mini-quadcopter drones.