I just finished my PhD in the department of Geophysics at Stanford University and you can find my dissertation here.
During my PhD, I focused my research on characterizing seismic hazard using the ambient seismic field to construct the Earth's response to impulse forces. I build virtual earthquakes with the ambient noise Green's functions and local surface-wave excitation, and this allowed me to investigate long period seismic amplification in urban areas such as Los Angeles and Tokyo.
I just moved to Scripps, UCSD as of January 2014 for my postdoctoral fellowship as a Green scholar at IGPP, Scripps Institute of Oceanography. During my postdoc, I will focus on understanding earthquake source processes from seismic waves and will attempt to relate rupture simulations to seismic observation.
NEWS! Check out the Stanford News video for our paper on Virtual Earthquakes