Faculty

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Faculty and Staff

Director

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Hengchun Ye
Director and Professor in Geosciences and Environment
Phone/Ext:
3-2229

Dr. Ye is the director and one of the research faculty advisors for DIRECT-STEM.  Her research is foucsed on variability and change in atmospheric water vapor, precipitation characteristics, snow accumulation, river discharges and their connections to major atmospheric circulation patterns and sea surface temperature anomalies.

Publications are available from Research Gate site at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hengchun_Ye/publications

Faculty

Dr. Paula Arvedson
Paula Arvedson
Professor in Curricula and Instruction
Phone/Ext:
323-343-5657

Dr. Arvedson is in-charge of K-12 outreach and education trainning. 

Dr. Eshraghi
Mohsen Eshraghi
Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Phone/Ext:
323-343-5218

Dr. Eshraghi is one of the research faculty advisors in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Eshraghi’s research interests are in the areas of Materials Science, Manufacturing, and Computational Modeling. His current research works include Computational Materials Engineering and Additive Manufacturing. 

Dr. Jiang Guo
Jiang Guo
Professor in Computer Science
Phone/Ext:
323-343-6674

Dr. Guo is one of the research faculty advisors in Computer Science. His research specialty is in Cloud Computing, Big Data, Data Mining, Web-based System, Distributed Object Computing, and Software Architecture.

Dr. Slavia Gutarts
Borislava Gutarts
Associate Professor in Mathmatics
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2156

Dr. Gutarts is one of the pre-trainee mentors. She specializes in math education.

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Jingjing Li
Assistant Professor in Geosciences and Environment
Phone/Ext:
3233432224

Dr. Li is one of the research faculty advisors in Remote Sensing and Hydrology.  Her research is specialized in remote sensing, precipitation error analysis, image processing, hydrologic modeling, GISbased modeling of watershed-scale processes.

Dr. Daphne
Daphne Liu
Professor in Mathmatics
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2161

Dr. Liu is one of the pre-trainee mentors. Her research specialty is in Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Algebraic Topology.

Dr. Sonya Lopez
Sonya Lopez
Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering
Phone/Ext:
323-343-4455

Dr. Lopez is one of the research faculty advisors in Civic Engineering.  Her research interest is in developing methods to ascertain the impacts climate variability has on long-term surface and subsurface water, water storage, ecosystems and water quality using novel modeling techniques and the integration of advanced observation data. Performing modeling studies with the inclusion of local sustainable technologies using both physically-based and conceptually-based hydrologic
models.

Dr. Nerenberg
Paul Nerenberg
Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2102

Dr. Nerenberg is one of the research advisors in Physics & Astronomy and Biological Sciences.  His research group uses molecular dynamics simulations to investigate questions related to the structure and thermodynamics of proteins, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules.

Dr. Susan Terebey
Susan Terebey
Professor in Astronomy
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2132

Dr. Terebey is one of the research faculty advisors in Applied Astronomy. Her research is in both observation and theory of star and planet formation, protostellar disks and winds, the interstellar medium, and Galactic structure. Extensive experience with computational physics, radio interferometers, infrared satellite data, near-infrared imaging and image reconstruction techniques.

Staff

Wheatley
Jordan Wheatley
Program Assistant
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2220