Farid Ghahari

Farid Ghahari
Postdoctoral Scholar

Ph.D. Sharif University of Technology
M.S. Sharif University of Technology
B.S. Sharif University of Technology

Dr. Farid Ghahari received his Ph.D. from Sharif University of Technology in Earthquake and Structural Engineering in 2013. He has been with UCLA since 2014 as a Post-Doctoral Researcher and Project Scientist. Dr. Ghahari’s research interests lie in the area of System Identification, Structural Health Monitoring, Inverse Problems, Signal Processing, and Stochastic Filtering.

Arjun

Arjun
Research and Development Engineer

B.S. University of California, Los Angeles

Hey! I'm Arjun, an engineer interested in embedded systems and human activity recognition.
I recently graduated from UCLA in Electrical and Computer Engineering. During my studies, I was conducting research on smartwatch-based activity recognition and indoor-positioning at the Center for SMART Health. Before that, I was working at the Embedded and Reconfigurable Systems Lab on various healthcare related machine learning projects.


Currently, I am working at the institute, developing an end-to-end reliability framework for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for use in space systems. Also, I work on UX/UI and back-ends for large-scale web services.


In my free time, I contribute as embedded systems developer to BREATHE, a real-time pediatric asthma evaluation platform at the LA PRISMS Center.

Alexandra Sarmiento

Alexandra Sarmiento
Visiting Assistant Project Scientist


M.S. University of Nevada, Reno
B.S. University of Nevada, Reno

Alexandra joined the Garrick Institute in June 2018 as a Visiting Assistant Project Scientist and is currently developing a comprehensive empirical database of surface ruptures for probabilistic earthquake fault displacement hazard analyses. She received a M.Sc. in Geology and B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno and is registered in California as a Professional Engineer and Certified Engineering Geologist.

 

Hassan Masoomi

Hassan Masoomi
Postdoctoral Scholar

Ph.D. Colorado State University
M.S. Sharif University of Technology
B.S. Iran University of Science and Technology

Dr. Masoomi joined the institute as a Postdoctoral Scholar in June 2018 and currently works on developing simulation models and tools to assess and enhance the seismic resilience of communities. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and his M.Sc. in Structural Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. His Ph.D. work was on developing a risk-informed decision framework to achieve resilient and sustainable buildings that meet community objectives.

Elaheh Rabiei

Elaheh Rabiei
Postdoctoral Scholar

Ph.D. University of Maryland
M.S. University of Maryland

Dr. Rabiei is currently cooperating with the Institute as a Postdoctoral Research Scholar. She received her PhD in Reliability Engineering from University of Maryland, Center for Risk and Reliability. She also has a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical engineering. She specializes in data analysis and using the power of data, statistics and machine learning along with the knowledge about the underlying physics to tackle challenging engineering problems.