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 BlumenbergDirector of Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies / Professor of Urban Planning
Lead, Access to Opportunities
J.R. DeShazo
J.R. DeShazoDirector of Luskin Center for Innovation / 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
Jiaqi Ma
Jiaqi MaAssociate Professor at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering
Lead, New Mobility
Michael Manville
Michael ManvilleAssociate Professor of Urban Planning
Lead, Traffic
Donald Shoup
Donald ShoupDistinguished Research Professor of Urban Planning
Lead, Parking
Brian D. Taylor
Brian D. TaylorDirector of the Institute of Transportation Studies / Professor of Urban Planning
Lead, Public Transit
Martin Wachs
Martin Wachs Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning
Lead, Transportation Finance

Faculty, Lecturers and Research Staff

Eric Avila
Eric AvilaProfessor of Chicana/o Studies, History and Urban Planning
Yousef Bozorgnia
Yousef BozorgniaProfessor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Structural engineering, earthquake engineering, engineering seismology
Scott Brandenberg
Scott BrandenbergAssociate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Madeline Brozen
Madeline BrozenDeputy Director of Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
complete streets, bicycle planning, parks
Colleen Callahan
Colleen CallahanDeputy Director at Luskin Center for Innovation
environmental justice
Genevieve Carpio
Genevieve CarpioAssistant Professor, Chicano Studies
Latino mobility, car culture, historical access to vehicles and upward social mobility
Xiang 'Anthony' Chen
Xiang 'Anthony' ChenAssistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Intelligent User Interfaces
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 GadhDirector of UCLA SMERC / Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
John Gahbauer
John GahbauerResearch Consultant at UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
Mark Garrett
Mark GarrettResearch Consultant at UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
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
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 of 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 OngDirector of Center for Neighborhood Knowledge / Research Professor
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
Andrew Schouten
Andrew SchoutenPost-Doctoral Researcher at the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
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
Jacob Wasserman
Jacob WassermanResearch Project Manager at UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
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
Lin Yang
Lin YangAssistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Machine Learning; Computer Science
Yifang Zhu
Yifang Zhu Professor, Fielding School of Public Health