Key Faculty

Institute Director

Haimin Wang
Distinguished Professor, Physics
Chief Scientist, Big Bear Solar Observatory
Director, Space Weather Research Laboratory 

His research is on the solar atmosphere and solar activity, as well as space weather research and prediction.


 

Key Members

College of Science and Liberal Arts

Wenda Cao
Professor, Physics
Director, Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO)

He is a leading expert in developing solar observing instruments. 

Bin Chen
Associate Professor, Physics

His research has focused on solar flares and coronal mass ejections, largest explosions in the solar system that can affect our Earth and near-Earth environment, known as space weather.

Dale Gary
Distinguished Professor, Physics
Director, Owens Valley Solar Array (OVSA)

He is an internationally recognized leading expert in solar radio instrumentation and research.

Andrew Gerrard
Professor, Physics
Director, Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research (CSTR) 

His interests involve the investigation of the transfer of energy into, and subsequent synoptic effects within, the Earth’s upper atmosphere.

Hyomin Kim 
Assistant Professor, Physics

His research is in the Earth’s upper atmosphere.

Alexander Kosovichev
Professor, Physics
Director, Center for Computational Heliophysics 

Expertise: solar physics, helioseismology, solar observations from space and ground-based observatories, data analysis, stellar astrophysics, numerical simulations, and modeling.

Louis J. Lanzerotti
Distinguished Research Professor
Member of US National Academy

His principal research interests have included space plasmas, geophysics, and engineering problems related to the impacts of atmospheric and space processes and the space environment on space and terrestrial technologies.

 

Ying Wu College of Computing

Chase Wu
Professor, Computer Science
Director, Center for Big Data 

Research expertise: big data, data-intensive computing, parallel and distributed computing, high-performance networking, large-scale scientific visualization, wireless sensor networks, cybersecurity.

Jason Wang
Professor, Computer Science
Director, Data and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory

Research expertise: big data analytics, data science, machine learning, deep learning, databases and cyberinfrastructure for space weather forecasting and solar data mining.

Chengjun Liu
Professor, Computer Science

Prof. Liu's area of expertise is in computer vision, pattern recognition, image and video analysis, machine learning, and AI in general.

Vincent Oria
Professor, Computer Science

Research expertise: multimedia databases, spatio-temporal databases and recommender systems.

Martin Tuchman School of Management

Dantong Yu
Associate Professor

His research interests include data mining, machine learning, high-performance data analytics, and high-speed network.