Research Faculty and Staff2018-11-27T15:52:28+00:00

Research Faculty and Staff

ITS research faculty and staff are drawn from departments across UCLA and are appointed to conduct research for ITS based on their scholarly achievements in areas that align with the center’s mission.

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Research program leads

Evelyn Blumenberg
Evelyn BlumenbergProfessor of Urban Planning
Lead, Access to Opportunities
J.R. DeShazo
J.R. DeShazo Luskin Center Director, Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning
Lead, Sustainable and Resilient Transportation
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris Professor of Urban Planning; Associate Dean of the School of Public Affairs
Lead, Transportation and Communities
Michael Manville
Michael ManvilleAssistant Professor of Urban Planning
Lead, Traffic
Donald Shoup
Donald ShoupDistinguished Professor of Urban Planning
Lead, Parking
Brian D. Taylor
Brian D. Taylor Professor of Urban Planning; Director, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies; Director, Institute of Transportation Studies
Lead, Public Transit and New Mobility
Martin Wachs
Martin Wachs Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Lead, Transportation Finance

Faculty and Research Staff

Eric Avila
Eric AvilaProfessor of Chicana/o Studies, History and Urban Planning
Scott Brandenberg
Scott BrandenbergAssociate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Madeline Brozen
Madeline BrozenDeputy Director, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
complete streets, bicycle planning, parks
Genevieve Carpio
Genevieve CarpioAssistant Professor, Chicano Studies
Latino mobility, car culture, historical access to vehicles and upward social mobility
William Clark
William ClarkProfessor Emeritus of Geography
urban geography, spatial demography
Charles Corbett
Charles CorbettProfessor, Anderson School of Management
Dana Cuff
Dana CuffProfessor of Architecture/Urban Design and Urban Planning
Rajit Gadh
Rajit GadhProfessor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Mario Gerla
Mario GerlaProfessor of Computer Science
Jonathan Grossman
Jonathan Grossman Professor of English Literature
Lei He
Lei HeProfessor of Electrical Engineering
Electric vehicles, smart grid
Richard Jackson
Richard JacksonChair and Professor, Environmental Health Sciences; Professor of Urban Planning
Michael Jerrett
Michael JerrettProfessor of Environmental Health Sciences
Mobility & Public Health
Suk-Young Kim
Suk-Young KimProfessor of Theater
Director of the Center for Performance Studies
Jaimee Lederman
Jaimee LedermanPost-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Transportation Studies, Instructor in the Department of Urban Planning
Transportation and Habitat Conservation Plans
Robin Liggett
Robin LiggettProfessor Emeritus of Urban Planning
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
Anastasia Loukaitou-SiderisProfessor of Urban Planning; Associate Dean of the School of Public Affairs
Public Spaces, Urban Design, Urban Redevelopment
Asad Madni
Asad MadniDistinguished Adjunct Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Juan Matute
Juan MatuteDeputy Director, UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
Public Transit, shared mobility, parking, climate change
Ankur Mehta
Ankur MehtaProfessor of Electrical Engineering
Robotics, Wireless Sensor Networks, MEMS
Sam Morrissey
Sam MorrisseyLecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Walter Okitsu
Walter OkitsuLecturer, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Traffic Engineering, Transportation
Paul Ong
Paul OngProfessor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare and Asian American Studies
Taner Osman
Taner OsmanLecturer, Urban Planning
Land Use, Urban Economics, technology, impact of high-technology industries on local economies.
Aydogan Ozcan
Aydogan OzcanProfessor of Electrical Engineering
Suzanne Paulson
Suzanne PaulsonProfessor and Center for Clean Air Director
Greg Pierce
Greg PierceAssistant Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning
sustainability, resource inequality, parking, Equity, Electric vehicles, environmental policy and politics
Mason Porter
Mason PorterProfessor, Department of Mathematics
Deepak Rajagopal
Deepak RajagopalAssistant Professor, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Mohja Rhoads
Mohja RhoadsLecturer, Urban Planning
Land Use, Transportation, climate change, urban geography
Izhak Rubin
Izhak RubinDistinguished Professor and Area Director, Signals and Systems
Ryan Snyder
Ryan SnyderPrincipal, Active Transporation
Transportation, sustainability
Jonathan Stewart
Jonathan StewartProfessor and Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Paulo Tabuada
Paulo Tabuada Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Cristina Tirado
Cristina TiradoLecturer, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Urban health, active transport
Ondine Von Ehrenstein
Ondine Von EhrensteinLecturer, Public Health
Global Health, Perinatal and Child Health and Development, Environmental impacts on health ranging from toxicology, Life-Course and Reproductive Epidemiology, Child Health Disparities
Nancy Wayne
Nancy WayneProfessor, Department of Physiology School of Medicine
Reproductive Neuroendocrinology, Physiology, Environmental Regulation of Reproduction
Arthur Winer
Arthur WinerDistinguished Emeritus Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Chee Wei Wong
Chee Wei WongProfessor of Electrical Engineering
LIDAR systems for sensing including autonmated vehicles
Yingqi XiongPostdoc, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Works in Rajit Gadh’s lab; autonomous EV energy management research
Yifang Zhu
Yifang Zhu Professor, Fielding School of Public Health

Research Staff & Lecturers

Madeline Brozen
Madeline BrozenLecturer, Introduction to GIS and Advanced GIS
Matthew Drennan
Matthew DrennanVisiting Professor of Urban Planning
Juan Matute
Juan Matute ITS and Lewis Center Associate Director
Walter Okitsu
Walter OkitsuLecturer, Introduction to Transportation Engineering
Taner Osman
Taner OsmanLecturer in Urban Planning
Gregory Pierce
Gregory PierceAdjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning; Senior Researcher, Water and Transportation Initiatives, Luskin Center for Innovation
Mohja Rhoads
Mohja Rhoads Lecturer, Transportation Geography
Samuel Seskin
Samuel Seskin Lecturer
Ryan Snyder
Ryan Snyder Lecturer, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning