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Sai Ravela, Director --
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, Stochastic Systems,  Optimization and Learning, Autonomous Observatories, and Computational Intelligence for Earth, Planets, Climate, and Life

Visiting Scientists and Postdoctoral Associates

Prof. Joaquin Salas -- Computer Vision and Sustainability.
Dr. ​William Rodi -- Seismology, Uncertainty, and Inversion.

Dr. Michael Barbehenn, Ecological Informatics, and Statistical Inference.

Dr. Anamitra Saha -- Flood Extremes and Climate, Physically-driven Machine Learning

  • Dr. Samiya Alkhairy, Estimation & Control, Analytic Methods.

Dr. Jiangchao Qiu (Incoming Postdoc, 2023)  – Hydrological and Hydrodynamic Simulation, Compound Hydrometeorology Extremes Analytics, Natural Hazards, and Climate.

Graduate Students

Lubna AlBarghouty (Course XII), Nuclear Explosion Monitoring and Informative Inference
Goran Zivanovic (Course VI), Exoplanet Detection and Machine Learning

Undergraduate Students

Erina Yamaguchi (Course XVI), Adaptive Ensemble Control

Thelonious (Theo) Cooper (Course VI), Embedded Systems for Autonomy, Music Recognition
Ziwei (Grace) Jiang (Course VI), Image Recognition Architectures, Distributed Image Recognition
Tasmeem Reza (Course XVIII-C), Analytic Methods for Estimation and Control

​High-School Students


Diego Luca Gonzalez Gauss, Machine Learning and Extreme Floods

Vivian Ngyuen, Image Recognition for Animal Biometrics and Conservation



Administrative Staff

  • Jaga Purevsuren, Senior Financial Assistant
  • Alma Pellecer, Administrative Assistant


  • Andreas Prein, NCAR
  • Delaine Reiter, Applied Research Associates
  • Dagoberto Pulido IPN, Mexico
  • Dennis Bernstein, Adaptive Control, University of Michigan
  • Auroop Ganguly, Machine Learning and Sustainability, NEU
  • Sara Seager, Machine Learning and Exoplanets, MIT
  • Dirk Smit, Machine Learning and Super-resolution, Shell
  • Brent Minchew, Glacier/Ice Observation
  • Paul O Gorman, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Learning
  • Kerry Emanuel, Hurricane Risk
  • John Marshall, Ocean Modeling and Fluid Laboratory
  • Tom Reynolds and Fulvio Fabrizi, Machine Learning and Long-Range Forecasting, Lincoln Laboratory
  • Balu Nadiga, Dynamics and Machine Learning, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Ziwei Li  -- Predictability and Learning

Phd Committee

  • Ammar Alali (EAPS)
  • Shiqing Liu (CEE)
  • Rachel Price (Aero-Astro)
  • Lubna AlBarghouty -- Research Advisee
  • Goran Zivanovic (EECS) -- Research Advisee


  1. Adebekun, Fiyifolu O.;  Learning Dynamics from Data
  2. Ali, Salem J.
  3. Amro Alshareef, Barrier Films, Medical Devices, Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  4. Bowman, Scott G.
  5. Castillo, Jeffrey A.
  6. Chen, Ashley
  7. Chew, Juliana L.
  8. Clarke, Shanelle G.
  9. Cooper, Thelonious A.
  10. Edison, Jacob C.
  11. Feldman, Rose G.
  12. Gomez-Paz, Paco J.
  13. Grossman, Alexander G.
  14. Horne, Kyra
  15. Ismail, Elyud S.
  16. Jamee, Mehrab S.
  17. Jiang, Ziwei
  18. Lee, Dongjoon
  19. Margolis, Gabriel B.
  20. Marks, Boaz J.
  21. Mloduchowski, Tomasz B.
  22. Mohamed, Amy I.
  23. Mohammed Salim, Abdulazeez O.
  24. Reilly, Sonia M.
  25. Reza, Tasmeem
  26. Roberts, Nicholas H.
  27. Schultheiss, Christoph O.
  28. Suarez, David R.
  29. Sun, Tingxiao
  30. Thakur, Nandini S.
  31. Tian, Grace Y.; (Course XVIII),  Analytic Methods for Estimation and Control
  32. Trautner, Margaret K.
  33. Trivedi, Mihir
  34. Wheatley, Caitlin K.
  35. Wolfenberger, Katelyn M.; Mechanical Engineering, Research Associate
  36. Xu, Iris
  37. Yamaguchi, Erina
  38. Yang, Christopher M.
  39. Yang, Emily P.
  40. Aarti Dwivedi-- Full Waveform Inversion and Machine Learning
  41. Nishant Yadav (NEU, CEE)
  42. Zhuchang Zhan (EAPS)
  43. Fiyifolu Adebekun 
  44. Ashley Chen -- Information and Sparsity
  45. Juliana Chew -- Deep Learning for Flood Detection and Inundation Mapping
  46. Jacob Edison, Research Assistant  -- Hybrid Engine Design
  47. Dongjoon Lee, Research Assistant  -- Hybird UAS Design, Dynamics 
  48. Abdelazeez Salim, Research Assistant -- Adaptive Control
  49. Ammar Alali, Research Assistant  -- Energy Systems and Learning
  50. Elizabeth Basha, EECS => University of the Pacific
  51. Kshitij Bakliwal, Purdue University
  52. Scott Bowman, Research Associate
  53. Timothy Langlois, Lincoln Laboratory, Cornell, Adobe
  54. Clea Denamiel, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
  55. Sara Davila, Research Intern -- Climate Risk
  56. Emily Pitts, EECS
  57. Joshua Runge, EECS
  58. Fernando Shao, Mathematics=> Stanford, Oxford
  59. John Williams, EAPS
  60. Chris Yang, EECS
  61. Jeff Castillo, Aero Astro, Research Associate
  62. James Duyck, Math and Computer Science (Research Associate) => CMU => Google
  63. Chelsea Finn, EECS (Research Associate)=> Berkeley=> Google=>Stanford
  64. Alex Grossman, Research Assistant  -- Learning Long-Range Weather Prediction and Causal Discovery
  65. Elyud Ismail, Mechanical Engineering, Research Associate
  66. Samiya Al Khairy, Postdoctoral Researcher -- Information Theoretic Inference
  67. Amira Malik, Research Assistant  -- Stratoro Dynamics and Control
  68. Gabriel Margolis -- Bayesian Deep Learning; MIT
  69. Shoshana Marks, Research Assistant -- Tiltrotor Dynamics and Control
  70. Joshua Mitteldorf, Visiting Scientist
  71. Meghana Ranganathan, Graduate Advisee
  72. Sonia Reilly, Research Associate
  73. Nick Roberts, Aero Astro, Research Associate
  74. Christoph Schultheiss, Research Assistant => ETH
  75. Yuvraj Sehgal, Pilot 
  76. Hans Seybold, Post-Doctoral Research Associate => ETH
  77. Piyush Tagade, Post-Doctoral Research Associate => Samsung India
  78. Navi Tansaraviput, Researh Assistant
  79. Margaret Trautner, Research Assistant  -- Neural System Dynamics and Optimization; Caltech
  80. Mihir Trivedi, Research Assistant  -- SkyCandy Ensemble Control 
  81. Caitlyn Wheatley, Aero Astro, Research Associate
  82. Randy Westlund, Systems Engineer


The people who directly or indirectly have influenced the development of ESSG
  • Prof. Maria Zuber, VP of Research
  • Prof. Rob van der Hilst, Chair of the Department
  • Prof. Kerry Emanuel, Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Prof. John Marshall, Oceanography
  • Prof. Jon How, Aero-Astro
  • Prof. Dennis McLaughlin, Hydrology
  • Prof. Youssef Marzouk, Director, Center for Computational Engineering
  • Prof. Laurent Demanet, Director, Earth Resources Laboratory
  • Prof. Bill Freeman, Computer Vision
  • Prof. Alan Willsky, Stochastic Systems
  • Prof. Allen Hanson, Computer Vision 
  • Prof. Bruce Croft, Information Retrieval
  • Prof. Rod Grupen, Robotics
  • Prof. M J S Rangachar, Electrical and Communication Engineering