Current Students

Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly

          Committee: Allen Gontz (Chair, SDSU)

Roslynn King

Roslynn King

         Committee: Jillian Maloney (Chair, SDSU)
 
Zhifeng Hu

Zhifeng Hu

         Committee: Kim Olsen (Chair, SDSU)
Yuval Levy

Yuval Levy

  • Thesis topic: Structural Architecture of the Western Transverse Ranges and Potential for Large 
                            Earthquakes        
    Committee: Tom Rockwell (Chair, SDSU)
                                   Trent Biggs (SDSU)
                                    Yuri Fialko (UCSD)
                                    Neal Driscoll (UCSD)
                                    Tara Hutchinson (UCSD)
William Savran

William Savran

  • Thesis topic: Statistical Models of Small-Scale Crustal Heterogeneities and their Effects on 
                            Earthquake Rupture and Wave Propegation
    Committee: Kim Olsen (Chair, SDSU)
                                   Steve Day (SDSU)
                                   Peter Shearer (UCSD)
                                   George Christakos (SDSU)
                                   Enrique Luco (UCSD)
                                   Yifeng Cui (SDSU)
Drake Singelton

Drake Singelton

  • Thesis topic: Paleoseismology, Slip Rate, and Offshore Structure of the Rose Canyon Fault
    Committee: Jillian Maloney (Chair, SDSU)

                                

Nan Wang

Nan Wang

         Committee: Kim Olsen (Chair, SDSU)
Yongfei Wang

Yongfei Wang

          Committee: Steven Day (co-chair, SDSU)
                                 Peter Shearer (co-chair, UCSD)
                                 Jiun-Shyah Chen (UCSD)
                                 Yuri Fialko (UCSD)
                                 Kim Olsen (SDSU)
                                 Sam Shen (SDSU)

 

Te-Yang Yeh

Te-Yang Yeh

          Committee: Kim Olsen (Chair, SDSU)

Past Students

 
Qian Yao

Qian Yao

 

  •  PhD – August 2017: Dynamic Modeling of Earthquake Sources on Rough Faults 
         Committee: Steven Day (Chair, SDSU)
                                Joel Conte (UCSD)
                                Yuri Fialko (UCSD)
                                Shuo Ma (SDSU)
                                Samuel Shen (SDSU)
  • Data Scientist at Microsoft, Bellevue, Washington
 
Yuxiang Zhang

Yuxiang Zhang

  •  PhD – June 2017: Parallel Goal-Oriented Adaptive Finite Element Modeling for 3D    Electromagnetic Exploration
         Committee: Yuri Fialko (Chair, UCSD)
                                Steve Day (SDSU)
                                Michael Holst (UCSD)
                                Kerry Key (UCSD)
                                Samuel Shen (SDSU)
                                Len Srnka (UCSD)
  • Analytic Scientists FICO, San Diego
Kyle Withers

Kyle Withers

Evan Kirakawa Kim Olsen

Evan Hirakawa and Kim Olsen

  •  PhD – March 2016: Poro-Elasto-Plastic Off-Fault Response and Dynamics of Earthquake Faulting
         Committee: Shuo Ma (Chair, SDSU)
                           Steven Day (SDSU)
                           David Sandwell  (UCSD)
                           Joel Conte (UCSD)
                           Julios Valdes (SDSU)
  • Post-doc at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Chevron Scholarship – SDSU 2014/15
Peer-reviewed papers with involvement of JDP students*

Kelly, J. T*. and Gontz, A., 2017, Using GPS-surveyed intertidal zones to determine the validity of shorelines automatically mapped by Landsat 
          water indices. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, v. 65, p. 92-104, doi: 10.1016.
Nie, S., Wang, Y.*, Olsen, K. B., & Day, S. M. (2017). Fourth-Order Staggered Grid Finite Difference Seismic Wavefield Estimation Using 
          a Discontinuous Mesh Interface (WEDMI). Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 107(5), 2183-2193.
Wang, Y.*, and S.M. Day, (2017). Seismic source spectral properties of crack-like and pulse-like modes of dynamic rupture, J. Geophys. Res.,
          doi: 10.01002/2017JB014454.
Hirakawa, E.*, Pitarka, A., and R. Mellors, (2016). Generation of Shear Motion from an Isotropic Explosion Source by Scattering in Heterogeneous 
           Media. Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., Vol. 106, doi: 10.1785/0120150243.
Hirakawa, E.*, and S. Ma (2016), Dynamic fault weakening and strengthening by gouge compaction and dilatancy in a fluid-saturated
          fault zone, J. Geophys. Res., 121, doi: 10.1002/2015JB012509.
Roten, D., Y. Cui, K.B. Olsen, S.M. Day, K. Withers*, W.H. Savran*, P. Wang, and D. Mu (2016). High-Frequency Nonlinear Earthquake 
          Simulations on Petascale Heterogeneous Supercomputers,  Procs. Supercomputing Conference, Salt Lake City, November 2016 
Savran, W.H.*, and K.B. Olsen (2016). Model for Small-Scale Crustal Heterogeneity in Los Angeles Basin Based on Inversion of Sonic Log
          Data, Geophys. Jour. Int. 205, 856-863
Haneberg, W. C., Kelly, J. T.*, Graves, H. L., and Dan, G. 2015. A GIS-based decision-support approach to deepwater drilling-hazard maps. The          
           Leading Edge. v. 34(4), p. 398-404, doi: 10.1190/tle34040398.1.
Withers, K.B.*, K.B. Olsen and S.M. Day (2015). Memory Efficient Simulation of Frequency Dependent Q, Bull, Seis. Soc. Am. 105,
          3129-3142, doi: 10.1785/0120150020
Kelly, J. T.*, Carey, S., Croff-Bell, K. L., Roman, C., Rosi, M., Marani, M., and Pistolesi, M. 2014. Exploration of the 1891 Foerstner submarine  
          vent site (Pantelleria, Italy): insights into the formation of basaltic balloons. Bull. Volc. v. 76, p. 844-862, DOI: 10.1007/s00445-014-0844-4.
Cui, Y., E. Poyraz, K.B. Olsen, J. Zhou, K. Withers*, S. Callaghan, J. Larkin, C. Guest, D. Choi, A. Chourasia, Z. Shi, S.M. Day, J.P. Maechling,
          and T.H. Jordan (2013). Physics-based seismic hazard analysis on petascale heterogeneous supercomputers, Procs, Supercomputing
          Conference, 2013.
Ma, S., and E. T. Hirakawa* (2013), Dynamic wedge failure reveals anomalous energy radiation of shallow subduction earthquakes, Earth
          Planet. Sci. Lett., 375, 113 – 122, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.05.016