Aidin Tamhidi

Aidin Tamhidi
Ph.D. Student
M.S. Sharif University of Technology

Aidin Tamhidi is a PhD student in Structural and Earthquake Engineering at UCLA. He received his BS and MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. His current research is about Next-Generation Earthquake Field Data Measurements and their Use to Assess Earthquake Performance of Built Environment. He is conducting his research under the supervision of Professor Yousef Bozorgnia and Professor Ertugrul Taciroglu.

Junhong Wang

Junhong Wang
Undergraduate

Majoring in Computer Science

Junhong is an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the department of Computer Science. He has strong backgrounds in iOS app and web frontend developments. Currently at GIRS, he is working on Hybrid Causal Logic Analyzer (HCLA) web application for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for system reliability analysis, and Phoenix web application for Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) for human reliability analysis.

Previously he was an iOS app developer intern at teamLab in Tokyo, Japan. He worked in a team to build an app for Bic Camera, one of the largest electronic retailers in Japan with more than 1.5 million users.

Clayton Chu

Clayton Chu
Undergraduate

Majoring in Computer Science

Clayton is an undergraduate majoring in Computer Science since Fall 2017. His main focus is software engineering and web development, with interests in math modeling and machine learning. At GIRS, he is working in Mihai Diaconeasa's team, primarily developing the front-end of the Hybrid Causal Logic Analyzer software for NASA JPL and the Phoenix human reliability analysis system for Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority.

Devyan Biswas

Devyan Biswas
Undergraduate

Majoring in Computer Science and Engineering

Currently, Devyan is an undergraduate student pursuing a BS in Computer Science and Engineering at UCLA, hoping to work in/with large scale IoT systems, cloud computing, and model-based AI. 

Devyan has spent significant time in engineering during his time at Valley Christian High School. He worked in the ISS program, where he designed and developed microgravity experiments, and in the rocketry program, where he worked on developing telemetry systems. 

In UCLA, Devyan is a part of the Daily Bruin, where he works in the internal tools division as a part of the Kerckhoff (content management system) team.

Within GIRS, Devyan is working on the Hybrid Causal Logic Analyzer project in Dr. Mihai Diaconeasa's group.

Devyan enjoys music, and also plays guitar and sings. He has a twin sister in the same major at UCLA as well!

Wadie Chalgham

Wadie Chalgham
PhD Candidate

M.S. University of California, Los Angeles
M.S. University of Louisiana
B.S. University of Louisiana

Wadie is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is also conducting research in the B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Science at UCLA where he is working on developing the software platform for the Pipeline Health Monitoring and Management project where the predictive and system-level pipeline health monitoring and assessment models will be implemented.

Wadie obtained his B.S. and his M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Louisiana. In addition, he has another M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a specialization in Design, Robotics, and Manufacturing from UCLA.

Moreover, he was featured in Top 10 Professors at UCLA when he was teaching in the department of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA.

Furthermore, he holds 4 patents and recently published a US patent about a device and method for detecting leaks and healing pipelines.

Minh Cao

Minh Cao
MS Candidate

B.S. University of California, Los Angeles

Minh Cao is currently working as Programming Analyst and candidate M.S student in Bioengineering at UCLA. He is an expert in Signal processing, Android development and Cloud computing. His research interests mainly focus on applications of sensor networks and cloud computing in IoT mobile health care domain.

Khang Nguyen

Khang Nguyen
Undergraduate

Majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Khang Nguyen is an undergraduate majoring in Civil Engineering since Fall 2017. At GIRS he is working on earthquake ground motion issues in Prof. Yousef Bozorgnia’s research group.

Nilofar Doorandish

Nilofar Doorandish
PhD Student

M.S. University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. Sharif University of Technology

Nilofar Doorandish is a PhD student studying Earthquake Engineering at UCLA. She received her B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, and her M.S. degree from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UCLA. Her master’s research was on seismic reliability-based assessment of steel structures. Nilofar’s current research is also focused on the seismic analysis and performance assessment of structural systems. She is conducting her Ph.D. research under the supervision of Professor Yousef Bozorgnia and Professor Henry Burton.

Wenhao Zhang

Wenhao Zhang
PhD Student

M.S. University of Southern California

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.

Keo-Yuan Wu

Keo-Yuan Wu
PhD Student

M.S. National Tsing Hua University

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.

 

Zahra Mahmoodzadeh

Zahra Mahmoodzadeh
PhD Student

M.S. Sharif University
B.S. Sharif University

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.

Lixian Huang

Lixian Huang
PhD Student

B.S. University of California, Davis

Lixian Huang is a PhD student major in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at UCLA. She got her B.S. degree with honors in MSE from UC Davis. Her previous research projects include the superconductivity characterization of SPS materials, laser parameters optimization, and negative thermal expansion property study. At UCLA, her focus is on the physics of failure and risk assessments of microelectronic components.

Theresa Stewart

Theresa Stewart
PhD Student

M.S. University of California, Los Angeles

Theresa Stewart is a graduate student in Materials Engineering who completed her undergraduate education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. At UCLA her focus is on model-based systems engineering. Projects include risk assessment for nuclear energy facilities, and system reliability modeling for the JPL “Lunar Flashlight” satellite.