QED@UM & π-ees

Eric A Hetland
Associate Professor
Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Michigan

PhD 2006, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS 1999, State University of New York, Binghamton
BS 1996, University of California, Santa Cruz

The research in the Quantitative Earthquake and lithospheric Dynamics (QED@UM) group is broadly concerned with the deformation of the crust and uppermost mantle: earthquake mechanics, dynamics of the earthquake cycle & the lithosphere. Our work in Probabilistic Inference & Estimation in the Earth & Environmental Sciences (pie-ees or π-ees) encompasses machine learning and data science tools. Our π-ees work connects to several facets of our ongoing QED@UM projects, but we also address questions in climatology, glaciology, and the socioeconomics of disasters.

There are currently opportunities for undergraduate students in scientific computing, mathematical analysis, machine learning, and data science. 

Our group is part of the Geophysics Group at UM and we have close collaborations with the Tectonics and Structural Geology group.
office - 4534E N University Bldg.
lab - 4512 N University Building
phone - 734.615.3177
fax - 734.763.4690
mailing address:
Eric Hetland
2534 North University Building
1100 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1005