The goal of my research is to accurately image and characterize subsurface structures and conditions in seismically difficult areas, with high-resolution experiments. I constrain these observations with independent geophysical and geological data. The seismic characterization, imaging, tomography, and Monte-Carlo optimization techniques I develop improve the productivity of resource exploration and development, and of hazards assessments. In particular, I try to describe the characteristics of earthquake faults and of sites in order to mitigate seismic hazards to life and property; and seismically image geothermal resources.
- California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
Degrees: Ph.D. Geophysics, June 1987; M.S. Geophysics, June 1983.
- Occidental College, Los Angeles, California.
Degree: B.A. Geophysics, March 1982.