Song-Chun Zhu: Statistics
Song-Chun Zhu conducts computer vision research using image parsing, video parsing, and statistical modelling. Zhu's work has exciting applications for machine learning and artificial intelligence.Read more >>
Suzanne Paulson: Atmospheric
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In The News
A UCLA-led research team reports that the moon is at least 4.51 billion years old, or 40 million to 140 million years older than scientists previously thought.
The findings are based on an analysis of minerals from the moon called zircons that were brought back to Earth by the Apollo 14 mission in 1971. Read more...
Three exceptional young UCLA scientists were honored by President Obama with 2017 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers. Read more...
Professor Joseph Teran and his team applied their knowledge of math, physics and computer science to enliven the new 3-D computer-animated hit, “Moana,” a tale about an adventurous teenage girl who is inspired to leave her island on a daring journey. Read more...
Although she's a researcher in geology and volcanology: Melanie Barboni has also made herself an expert in hummingbirds — specifically a wing-flapping, darting, squeaking colony of 200-plus birds that make their home around her campus office. Read more...
A team led by UCLA astronomers has used new data to show that stars are responsible for producing dust on galactic scales, a finding consistent with long-standing theory. Dust is important because it is a key component of rocky planets such as Earth. Read more...
Difficult conditions could become the new normal if nothing is done to curb greenhouse gas emissions, according to an article that was published in the Journal of Climate and co-authored by UCLA professor Alex Hall. Read more...
The moon was formed by a violent, head-on collision between the early Earth and a “planetary embryo” called Theia approximately 100 million years after the Earth formed, UCLA geochemists and colleagues report. Read more...
UCLA biochemists have devised a clever way to make a variety of useful chemical compounds, which could lead to the production of biofuels and new pharmaceuticals. Read more...
Jan. 24, 2017: Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Distinguished Lecture, featuring Kimberly Prather of UC San Diego.
Jan-March 2017: Department of Physics & Astronomy's Winter 2017 Astrophysics Colloquium.
Jan. 24-26, 2017: Department of Mathematics 2017 Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Roman Bezrukavnikov.
Jan-March 2017: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Winter Seminars.