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Yousef Bozorgnia

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Expertise: Earthquake engineering, seismic ground motion hazard, and engineering seismology.
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About Me Publications
Yousef Bozorgnia is a professor of the UCLA Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Director of the Natural Hazards Risk and Resiliency Research Center (NHR3), a multi-disciplinary research center. Prof. Bozorgnia’s expertise includes earthquake engineering and seismic ground motion hazard.
Dr. Bozorgnia has extensively published research papers on seismic hazard analysis and structural earthquake engineering. Dr. Bozorgnia has been the Principal Investigator of the Next-Generation Attenuation (NGA) projects, a set of large multi-researcher and multi-institution projects with worldwide impacts on seismic hazard analysis and design.
Prof. Bozorgnia received his B.S. degree from the Sharif University of Technology, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers since 1998.
In 2019, three US scientific organizations, EERI, COSMOS and SSA, jointly awarded Dr. Bozorgnia with the prestigious Bruce Bolt Medal for his extensive contributions to seismic hazard analysis and earthquake engineering.
At UCLA, Prof. Bozorgnia is the Principal Investigator of numerous large multidisciplinary research projects, including: seismic risk analyses of natural gas and water infrastructure, seismic GeoHazard analysis of lifelines, earthquake analysis of smart cities, probabilistic fault displacement hazard initiative, among others.