Omar Issa is a graduate student in the Structural Engineering and Geomechanics Program (SEG), with interests in Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering (PBEE), urban resilience, and disaster risk management.

Honors & Awards

  • Shah Fellowship on Catastrophic Risk, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University (2022)
  • SEI of ASCE San Francisco Chapter Scholarship, Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of ASCE, San Francisco Chapter (2021)
  • 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

  • MS, Stanford University, Structural Engineering (2022)
  • BS, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Civil Engineering (2020)

All Publications

  • Machine-learning-based optimization framework to support recovery-based design Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics Issa, O., Silva-Lopez, R., Baker, J. W., Burton, H. V. 2023

    View details for DOI 10.1002/eqe.3860

  • 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

  • Multi-scale cost-benefit analysis of the Los Angeles Soft-Story Ordinance ENGINEERING STRUCTURES Yi, Z., Burton, H., Shokrabadi, M., Issa, O. 2020; 214
  • 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