Professional Affililations
Associated Member, American Society of Civil
Engineers (ASCE), 2002-Present
Member, Earthquake Engineering Research
Institute (EERI) , 2002-Present
Member, Consortium of Universities for
Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE), 2003-2005, 2007-Present
Member, NEES Consortium, 2003-Present
Member, American Society of Engineering
Education (ASEE) , 2004-2006
Service Activities
Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of
Bridge Engineering
Chair, ASCE/SEI Performance-Based Design
for Structures Committee (Secretary, Vice Chair 2009-2011)
Vice Chair,
ASCE/SEI Structural Control and Sensing Committee
Member, NEEScomm Simulation Steering Committee
Member, ASCE/SEI Seismic Effects
Member, ASCE/SEI Emerging Analysis Methods in
Earthquake Engineering Subcommittee
Session Chair, Performance of Structures Under Extreme Loads Through Field Observations and Analytical Investigations, Structure Congress’11, April 2011
Session Chair, Methods and Tools for Performance-Based Engineering, Structure Congress’10, May 2010
Session Chair, Numerical Methods in
Earthquake Engineering, 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering
(14WCEE), October 2008
Session Chair, Research Frontiers-Track 2:
Modeling and Assessment of Bridge Foundations and Columns, Structure
Congress’07, May 2007
Session Chair, Soil-Structure Interaction:
Recent Analysis and Design Issues in Buildings and Bridges, Structure
Congress’05, April 2005
Reviewer, Earthquake Engineering and
Structural Dynamics, Journal of Structural Engineering, Journal of
Earthquake Engineering, Shock and Vibration, Earthquake Spectra, Journal
of Engineering Mechanics, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental
Engineering, International Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake
Engineering, International Journal of Structural Control and Health
Monitoring, International Journal of Structural Engineering and
Proposal Reviewer, National Science
Service Activities
Faculty Advisor, EERI Student Chapter at
UCLA, 2006-present
Faculty In-Charge, PEER Scholar Course at
UCLA, November 2006
Faculty Mentor, Natural Hazard Mitigation in
Japan (NHMJ) Program, June 2003