Ten New Faculty Join UCLA Engineering in 2015-16

Sep 29, 2015

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom

The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science welcomes 10 new faculty members in 2015-16 to a roster that includes 32 affiliated members of the National Academy of Engineering and more than 60 winners of the NSF Career Award. The school now has 175 ladder faculty, the most in its history.

Subramanian IyerSubramanian Iyer
Distinguished Professor in Electrical Engineering
Research: systems scaling technology, memory integration, neuromorphic computing, chip security. An IBM Fellow, IEEE Noble Award winner.

Song LiSong Li
Professor in Bioengineering
research: stem cell and vascular tissue engineering, vascular remodeling, mechanobiology and mechanotransduction. Fellow, AIMBE and BMES

Fei ShaFei Sha
Associate Professor in Computer Science, Samueli Fellow
Research: machine learning, intelligent and autonomous systems. Winner of ARO Young Investigator Award. (Starts Jan. 2016)

Samuel CooganSamuel Coogan
Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering
Research: networked cyber-physical systems, control theory, nonlinear and hybrid systems theory, intelligent transportation systems.

Ankur MehtaAnkur Mehta
Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering
Research: printable robotics, rapid design and fabrication, control systems, wireless sensor networks. Winner Best Paper Award, ICIRS.

Raghu MekaRaghu Meka
Assistant Professor in Computer Science
Research: Complexity theory, learning theory, data mining. Former member, Microsoft Research Silicon Valley.

Philip RomeroPhilip Romero
Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research: Protein engineering, microfluidics. Winner of UC Postdoctoral fellowship, NIH Kirchstein Award.

Sriram SankararamanSriram Sankararaman
Assistant Professor in Computer Science
Research: Computational biology, computational and statistical genomics. Winner of NIH Pathway to Independence Award. (Starts Nov. 2015)

R. Mitchell SpearrinR. Mitchell Spearrin
Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Starts March 2016)
Research: Spectroscopy, molecular gas dynamics, chemical kinetics, statistical thermodynamics, applied optics, combustion, and energy systems.

Guy Van den BroeckGuy Van den Broeck
Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Samueli Fellow
Research: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, probabilistic reasoning and learning.

* Longer profiles of professors Iyer, Meka and Romero were published in the Spring 2015 issue of UCLA Engineer magazine
Profiles of other new faculty joining UCLA Engineering in 2015-16 will be published in the magazine’s fall issue, which is available around mid-October.


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