Faculty in Core Areas



Junghoo (John) Cho, Professor of Computer Science. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and a B.S. degree in physics from Seoul National University. His main research interests are in the study of the evolution, management, retrieval and mining of information on the World-Wide Web. He is a recipient of the 10-Year Best-Paper Award at VLDB 2010, NSF CAREER Award, Best Paper Award in ICDE 2005, IBM Faculty Award, Okawa Research Award, Northrop Grunmann Excellence in Teaching Award and Dr. Stevenson Award for Best Faculty-in-Residence.


Tyson Condie, Assistant Professor of Computer Science. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, and an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Stanford. His research is guided by prior experiences at Intel Research Berkeley, Yahoo! Research, and the “Cloud and Information Services Lab” at Microsoft. His research interests center around large-scale data analytics, distributed systems, Internet-scale query processing and optimization, and declarative language design and implementation. His current research work focuses on building a framework for developing Big Data systems—with a particular emphasis on supporting machine learning (ML) applications at scale—that provides flexible data management policies.

D. Stott Parker, Jr. Professor of Computer Science. Dr. Parker received the A.B. in Mathematics cum laude from Princeton in 1974. He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1976 and 1978, respectively. Following a period of postdoctoral research at the Universite de Grenoble in France he joined the Faculty of the UCLA Computer Science Department in 1979. His current interests center around data mining in general, and biological databases in particular. Dr. Parker is currently an investigator in the UCLA Center for Computational Biology (an NIH NCBC center directed by Arthur Toga), the UCLA Center for Neuropsychiatric Phenomics (an NIH project directed by Bob Bilder).

Yizhou Sun, assistant professor at Computer Science. Prior to that, she joined Northeastern University as an assistant professor in 2013. Dr. Sun received her Ph.D. degree from Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) in December 2012. She got her master degree and bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Statistics from Peking University, China. her research interest include Large-Scale Information Network Analysis, Social Network, Link Analysis Graph Mining, Web Mining, Text Mining, Data Mining, Database Systems, Statistics, Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Network Science. More about her Research.


Wei Wang, Leonard Kleinrock Professor of Computer Science. She received a MS degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1995 and a PhD degree from UCLA in 1999. She was a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2002 to 2012 and a research staff member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center between 1999 and 2002. Dr. Wang’s research interests include big data analytics, data mining, bioinformatics and computational biology, natural language processing, health informatics, and databases. She is the recipient of the IBM Invention Awards, Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellow, Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, Okawa Research Award, IEEE ICDM Outstanding Service Award, ACM SIGKDD Service Award, and multiple best paper awards. She is a member of the NIH HeartBD2K Center led by Dr. Peipei Ping and co-directs the BD2K Centers-Coordination Center.


Carlo Zaniolo, Professor of Computer Science. He received an E.E. Engineer degree at Padua University in 1968, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science at UCLA in 1970 and 1976, respectively. After working at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, and MCC in Austin Texas, Dr. Zaniolo joined the UCLA CS Department in 1991, and was awarded the N.E. Friedmann Chair in Knowledge Science.  Dr. Zaniolo’s interests include database systems, knowledge base systems, non-monotonic reasoning, web information systems and Data Mining.  He has received several best-paper awards.

Principal Associated Faculty


BuiAAlex Bui, Professor of Radiological Sciences, Bioengineering, and Bioinformatics. He received his PhD in computer science in 2000 from UCLA, after which he joined the UCLA Medical Imaging Informatics (MII) group. His research encompasses distributed information systems for healthcare and biomedical research; predictive modeling methods, and clinical data visualization. He is the current director of UCLA MII and its longstanding funded training program, and leads the NIH-funded Los Angeles PRISMS site, an mHealth informatics Center. He leads multiple research programs in biomedical data science and imaging informatics. He co-directs the BD2K Centers-Coordination Center.

pingPeipei Ping, Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, Physiology, and Bioinformatics. She received her PhD in cardiovascular physiology in 1990, subsequently completing fellowships in vascular biology and molecular cardiology. She is an internationally-recognized researcher in proteomics, mitochondrial biology in the heart, and computational biology. Her efforts have pioneered several major advances that have shifted paradigms in cardiovascular research, including new data science solutions and software to promote participation in the analysis, annotation, and reuse of large-scale biomedical datasets for cardiovascular precision medicine. She has been recognized numerous times for her contributions to the field by multiple scientific societies (e.g., AHA, HUPO, etc.). She is the Director of HeartBD2K, a BD2K Center of Excellence at UCLA; and also leads the BD2K Centers-Coordination Center.

Affiliated Faculty



Todd Millstein, Professor of Computer Science

Research: programming language design,

static type systems; program analysis,

software model checking; formal methods, compilers

VwaniRoychowdhuryvwaniVwani Roychowdhury, Professor of ElectricalEngineering

Research: models of computation, quantum and nanoelectronic computation, quantum information processing, fault-tolerant computation, combinatorics and information theory, advanced statistical processing, and adaptive algorithms

image_miniKang Wang, Professor of Electrical Engineering

Research: Nanoelectronics and nanoarchitectures, Spintronics and Nanomagnetics; nanoscale science, devices and quantum systems; nonvolatile electronics and low dissipation devices; molecular beam epitaxy; optoelectronics and solar cells.


Lixia Zhang, Professor of Computer Science

Research: Internet architecture and protocol designs;

security in large scale and open systems.


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