During my PhD at Stanford, 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 am now at Scripps, UCSD as a Green Scholar postdoc. While pursuing ground motion analysis, my research is directing toward understanding the earthquake energy budget through measurements of radiated energy for body and surface waves. This study aims to relate the observations with the earthquake dynamic rupture simulations.
NEWS! (01/24/2014) Check out the Stanford News video for our paper on Virtual Earthquakes
NEWS! (12/01/2013) You can find my dissertation here.