James L. (Jim) Beck
George W. Housner Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus
Professor Beck focuses on the development of theory and algorithms for stochastic system modeling, uncertainty propagation and Bayesian updating of dynamic systems and networks based on sensor data, treating both modeling and excitation uncertainty. The primary computational tools are advanced stochastic simulation algorithms based on Markov chain Monte Carlo concepts. Some applications of current interest are stochastic predictions of the performance of structural systems under earthquakes, reliability assessment of technological networks, fast automated decision making for mitigation actions based on earthquake early warning systems, earthquake source inversions from seismic sensor networks, damage detection and assessment from structural sensor monitoring networks, Bayesian compressive sensing, and a stochastic mechanics approach to quantum mechanics.
Norman H. Brooks
James Irvine Professor of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Emeritus
Kanianthra M. (Mani) Chandy
Simon Ramo Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus
Professor Chandy builds and analyzes systems that sense and respond to changes. He is currently working on systems that sense and respond to: (a) seismic events, (b) threat events such as the introduction of nuclear radiation material, (c) medical events such a fetal distress, and (d) events in the power grid. The systems use sensor networks, cloud computing and event-driven architecture. The theory is based on optimization, control, machine learning and game theory.
Noel R. Corngold
Professor Corngold focuses on nuclear reactor physics, theories of particle transport, and the physics of non-neutral plasmas.
Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Jet Propulsion, Emeritus
James P. Eisenstein
Frank J. Roshek Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Emeritus
Professor Eisenstein focuses on experimental condensed-matter physics, particularly strongly correlated electrons in semiconductor heterostructures at low temperatures and high magnetic fields.
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science, Emeritus
Professor Elachi's research interests are in Earth and planetary remote sensing and space robotic exploration.
David L. Goodstein
Frank J. Gilloon Distinguished Teaching and Service Professor, Emeritus; Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Emeritus
Professor Goodstein focuses on phases and phase transitions in two and three dimensional matter, superfluidity, science education, and scientific ethics.
John F. Hall
Professor of Civil Engineering, Emeritus
John Hall's research interests include earthquake engineering, structural engineering, structural dynamics, strong ground motion, finite element modeling, and earthquake reconnaissance.
Thomas H. Heaton
Professor of Engineering Seismology, Emeritus
Professor Heaton focuses on engineering seismology, and earthquake rupture physics. Special focus on earthquake early warning; understanding ground motions that cause building collapse; multi-scale self-organizing systems in dynamic rupture.
William L. Johnson
Ruben F. and Donna Mettler Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus
William Johnson's research includes studies of metallic materials including liquid alloys, bulk metallic glasses, nanostructured metals, and metal-matrix composites. Also, applications of metallic glasses as structural materials in sporting goods, aircraft, and military hardware, etc.