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

Professional Appointments
2011-present: 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

Education
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): Zhongwen Zhan, Brandon Schmandt, Pablo Ampuero, Mike Lamb, Fan-Chi Lin, Zacharie Duputel, Gavin Hayes, Jeff Love, Dan McNamara, 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:

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