Pearl’s research will focus on transforming data science from its current paradigm, “data fitting,” to one that leads to robust and useful data interpretation.
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Carlson, the Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, will take a leave of absence from UCLA School of Law to perform her governmental duties.
The five-year grant of more than $1.6 million will expand the Bruins-in-Genomics Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
The work was produced for the National Gallery of Victoria’s Triennial exhibition, which is Melbourne’s largest presentation of contemporary art.
Nicolaos Alexopoulos, former chair of the electrical engineering department, and his wife, Sue Curtis Alexopoulos, have given a substantial gift for the study of Hellenic culture.
Denis Chetverikov, associate professor of economics, has been named the co-editor of Econometric Theory.
Speed, director of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center, has been honored for her 2019 book “Incarcerated Stories.”
Matthew Malkan, professor of astronomy and physics, has been appointed to the National Science Board by President Trump.
The professor of African American studies and the Nickoll Family Professor of History will take a temporary leave from UCLA starting in fall 2021.
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research received $500,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Henry Burton, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Mishuana Goeman, associate professor of gender studies, were both awarded for their proposals.
Wei Wang, Leonard Kleinrock Professor of Computer Science, was selected for her contributions to the practice of data mining.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recognized UCLA for its commitment to employee health and well-being.
Yahya Rahmat-Samii, distinguished professor and Northrop Grumman Professor of Electrical Engineering and Electromagnetics, won the 2020 Spacecraft Structures Best Paper Award.
UCLA researcher Amander Clark is part of a multi-institutional team of investigators that received an $8 million, four-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dr. Paul Boutros, Dr. Robert Reiter, and Dr. Huihui Ye of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have received the 2020 Prostate Cancer Foundation Special Challenge Award.
Ibañez, an Argentine architect, will be an associate professor and chair of the department.
Hosea Nelson, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has received the 2020 Novartis Early Career Award.
The foundation’s gift will support the center’s research and programs, which are focused on the harm that vulnerable communities face from internet technologies.
Jonathan Stewart, professor of civil and environmental engineering, will provide guidance on the seismic design, performance ratings and rehabilitation of facilities.
Ellen Sletten, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been awarded $1 million from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Weiss, a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, bioengineering, and materials science and engineering, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers fellow.
Moshe Buchinsky’s work is largely in applied econometrics and labor, developing and estimating structural models using microdata.
McCarthy, associate professor of design media arts at the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, is showing her new work at the Chronus Art Center in Shanghai.
Harris, assistant professor of education, has received the Early Career Award for her overall body of work at UCLA.