Victor C. Tsai
Victor Tsai

email: tsai [at] caltech . edu
address:   California Institute of Technology
                1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
                   Pasadena, CA 91125
phone: office: 626-395-6993

Where Am I Now?
I have moved to Brown University, where I am now an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences. Please see my updated webpage here.

Professional Appointments
2019-present: Associate Professor of Geophysics, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Brown University
2017-2019: Professor of Geophysics, Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
2011-2017: Assistant Professor of Geophysics, Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
2009-2011: Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, Geologic Hazards Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
2009: Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences (Geophysics), Harvard University, 2009
M.A., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 2006
B.S., Geophysics with Honors, California Institute of Technology, 2004

Collaborators (Current and Past): Greg Hirth, Sunyoung Park, Jack Muir, Quentin Brissaud, Michael Coughlin, Andreas Fichtner, Alex Robel, Vuk Mandic, Xiaozhou Ruan, Sue Hough, Voon Hui Lai, Mark Panning, Steve Vance, Matt Haney, Hsin-Hua Huang, Surendra Adhikari, Christine Dow, Andrew Stewart, Andy Thompson, Hilmar Gudmundsson, Daniel Bowden, Weian Chao, Mark Simons, Florent Gimbert, Naofumi Aso, Zhongwen Zhan, Brandon Schmandt, Pablo Ampuero, Mike Lamb, Fan-Chi Lin, Zacharie Duputel, Gavin Hayes, Jeff Love, Dan McNamara, Morgan Moschetti, Jim Rice, Adam Dziewonski, John Wettlaufer, Goran Ekstrom, David Stevenson, Hiroo Kanamori

Academic Interests
I am interested in many different aspects of solid earth geophysics, including but not limited to: earthquakes, glaciers, seismic imaging techniques, solid/fluid interactions, melting processes, earth structure, mantle convection, and planetary formation/processes. Some of my current projects include understanding and making use of noise correlation measurements, improving earthquake source parameterizations, creating new tomographic methods, modeling short-timescale glacier physics, using non-traditional seismic methods to constrain various geophysical phenomena, and modeling tsunamis. For more details about individual projects, click on the links below:

Last update 11:15PM June 6, 2020