Bio


Omar Issa is a first-year graduate student in the Structural Engineering & Geomechanics Program (SEG). His current research interests lie in the field of performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE) within the context of urban resilience.

Honors & Awards


  • SEAOSC Foundation Scholarship, Structural Engineering Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) (2020)
  • Muriel K. and Robert B. Allan Scholarship, UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (2020)
  • Undergraduate Student Paper Award, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) (2019)

Education & Certifications


  • BS, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Civil Engineering (2020)

All Publications


  • Multi-scale cost-benefit analysis of the Los Angeles Soft-Story Ordinance ENGINEERING STRUCTURES Yi, Z., Burton, H., Shokrabadi, M., Issa, O. 2020; 214
  • Ground Deformation Data from GEER Investigations of Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence SEISMOLOGICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Brandenberg, S. J., Stewart, J. P., Wang, P., Nweke, C. C., Hudson, K., Goulet, C. A., Meng, X., Davis, C. A., Ahdi, S. K., Hudson, M. B., Donnellan, A., Lyzenga, G., Pierce, M., Wang, J., Winters, M. A., Delisle, M., Lucey, J., Kim, Y., Gallien, T. W., Lyda, A., Yeung, J., Issa, O., Buckreis, T., Yi, Z. 2020; 91 (4): 2024-2034

    View details for DOI 10.1785/0220190291

    View details for Web of Science ID 000546990900004

  • UW RAPID UAV Imaging Lyda, A., Yeung, S. J., Buckreis, T., Issa, O., Brandenberg, S., Yi, Z. 2019

    View details for DOI 10.17603/DS2-TYCA-SE83