CCSS is directed by faculty members from Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.
Center director, Arizona State University
Yongming Liu is a professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering with the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University. He heads the Prognostic Analysis and Reliability Assessment Laboratory (PARA). He joined ASU in 2012.
His research interests range from fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and structures, probabilistic computational mechanics, risk assessment and management to multi-physics damage modeling and structural durability, multi-scale uncertainty quantification and propagation, imaging-based experimental testing, diagnostics and prognostics.
Center co-director, Arizona State University
Dr. Zhuang research interests include information networks, data science, Fog Computing, edge learning, IoT and smart grid.
Center co-director, University of Arizona
Center co-director, Northern Arizona University
Dr. Auty’s work is focused on modeling the effects of forest management and climate on tree growth and wood properties, and linking these with growth and yield models. An understanding of the highly variable nature of wood at different spatial scales can help inform strategic planning decisions by the forest products industry, and underpins new product development. This approach can also help predict changes in the wood supply under future climatic and forest management scenarios. This is particularly relevant in the US Southwest, where landscape-scale forest restoration initiatives have begun to protect vital watersheds and mitigate catastrophic wildfire hazard.