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    I am currently an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. I received Ph.D degree from University of California, Berkeley in December 2002. Before joining UCLA in July 2005, I was an Assistant Professor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from 2003-2005.

    My research interests are earthquake engineering, structural dynamics and mechanics, with an emphasis on the modeling, analysis and protection of structural systems under extreme loads. I have worked on various research projects supported by National Science Foundation, California Department of Transportation and Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center. My recent research activities include performance-based implementation of adaptive stiffness and damping devices for improving seismic performance of bridges, development of fragility functions for seismic assessment of bridges, nonlinear modeling of reinforced concrete members considering axial-shear-flexure interaction, soil-structure interaction, and ground motion characterizations. I teach undergraduate class, Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, and graduate classes on Theory of Plates and Shells and Earthquake Hazard Mitigation. I am currently the faculty adviser for EERI student chapter at UCLA.

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