Shuo Ma

Associate Professor

Department of Geological Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-1020

Office: GMCS-233A
Phone: 619.594.3091
Fax: 619.594.4372
personal website

  • Ph.D., 2006 University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.S. Engineering System, Colorado School of Mines, 2001
  • M.S. Earthquake Engineering, Tongji University, China, 1999
  • B.S. Geotechnical Engineering, Tongji University, China, 1996
  • Earthquake source physics
  • Crustal deformation
  • Tsunamis
  • Landslides
  • Computational mechanics
  • Seismic interferometry
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Seismological Society of America
  • Southern California Earthquake Center
  • Ma, S., and E. T. Hirakawa (2013), Dynamic wedge failure reveals anomalous energy radiation of shallow subduction earthquakes, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., in press. (pdf and movie in the electronic supplement)
  • Ma, S. (2012), A self-consistent mechanism for slow dynamic deformation and tsunami  generation for earthquakes in the shallow subduction zone, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L11310, doi:10.1029/2012GL051854. (pdf)
  • Ma, S., and G. C. Beroza (2012), Ambient-field Green’s functions from asynchronous seismic observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L06301, doi:10.1029/2011GL050755. (pdf)
  • Harris, R. A., M. Barall, D. J. Andrews, B. Duan, S. Ma, E. M. Dunham, A.-A. Gabriel, Y. Kaneko, Y. Kase, B. T. Aagaard, D. D. Oglesby, J.-P. Ampuero, T. C. Hanks, and N. Abrahamson (2011), Verifying a computational method for predicting extreme ground motion, Seismol. Res. Lett., 82, doi: 10.1785/gssrl.82.5.638. (pdf)
  • Aagaard, B. T., R. W. Graves, A. Rodgers, T. M. Brocher, R. W. Simpson, D. Dreger, N. A. Petersson, S. C. Larsen, S. Ma, and R. C. Jacherns (2010), Ground-motion modeling of Hayward fault scenario earthquakes, part II: Simulation of long-period and broadband ground motions, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 100, 2945-2977, doi: 10.1785/0120090379. (pdf)
  • Ma, S., and D. J. Andrews (2010), Inelastic off-fault response and three-dimensional earthquake rupture dynamics on a strike-slip fault, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B04304, doi:10.1029/2009JB006382. (pdf)

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