My research investigates social inequality and its maintenance across time and generations. Current projects focus on wealth inequality and its consequences for the next generation, the institutional context of social mobility processes and educational inequality in the United States and other industrialized countries. I also help expand the social science data infrastructure and quantitative methods needed to address questions on inequality and mobility. I serve as Principal Investigator of the Wealth and Mobility (WAM) study as well as Co-Investigator of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). As such, my research draws on and helps construct nationally representative survey data as well as full-population administrative data. My methodological work has been focused on causal inference, multiple imputation, and measurement error.
Reza Amini is currently an Assistant Research Scientist at the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Real-Time Adaptive Control Engineering (RACE) Lab at the University of Michigan from June 2017 to January 2019. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, Houghton, in 2017, where he served as a graduate research and teaching assistant at Energy Mechatronics Lab (2013-2017). Reza is an active member of IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) and ASME Dynamic Systems and Control (DSC) Division. He is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in the broader area of control, optimization, automotive and transportation, and robotic systems. He has served as associate editor, (co-)chair, and (co-)organizer at several international conferences, including the American Control Conference (ACC), IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA), and ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC). He is also an SAE member (since 2014), ASME member (since 2015), and IEEE member (since 2017). See here for more information.