The RDMS Center will benefit from the expertise of a multi-disciplinary team from different USC entities. The PI (Fred Aminzadeh from Viterbi’s MFD Petroleum Engineering program, Sonny Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Viterbi’s Ming Hsieh Electrical Engineering (EE) and Computer Sciences (CS) departments, will be joined with the following Co-PIs.
MFD: Iraj Ershaghi, Behnam Jafarpour, Christian Jessen, Birendra Jha, Moe Sahimi, and Theo Tsotsis
CEE: Felipe de Barros, Ban-Weiss, Amy Childress and Kelly Sanders
EE: Mahtab Moghaddam and Antonio Ortega
CS: Paul Debevec and Cyrus Shahabi
Energy Institute: Don Paul
Earth Sciences: Yehuda Ben Zion, David Okaya and Charles Sammis
Economics: Hashem Pesaran
The PI has extensive experience and a proven track record building successful programs both with government and industry funding. Many of the above Co-PIs have been involved in past funded projects and/or major proposals.