Research Professor of Geophysics


Research Professor of Geophysics

Egill Hauksson Egill Hauksson


At present my research is focused on various aspects of computational real-time seismology as well as data mining the 80 years of archived Southern California Seismic Network data. In particular, the waveform relocated earthquake catalog can now be analyzed in the context of other data sets such as heat flow, GPS shear strain rates, and distances to the nearest late Quaternary fault. I am also analyzing earthquake stress drops and induced seismicity in southern California. I am also working with Dr. Sarah Minson and Dr. Tom Heaton on earthquake early warning research and development. The ShakeAlert processing thread is now delivering earthquake early warnings to collaborative users.

Postdoctoral Scholars


 None at this time.


Past Members

Postdoctoral Scholars

Men-Andrin Meier
Carrying out earthquake early warning research, including ground motion prediction methods and machine learning.

Zefeng Li
Using machine learning to develop earthquake early warning algorithms. Develops methods to verify sensor calibrations.

Zachary E. Ross
Calculated high-resolution quake template matching catalogs and applied them for seismotectonic synthesis.  Developed machine learning methods for earthquake detection (2016 - 2019).

Chunquan Yu
Used earthquake waveforms to constrain earthquake depths and basin structures in southern California (2016 - 2018).

Thomas Goebel

Thomas Goebel worked on analyzing the relationship between induced seismicity and fluid injection and withdrawal from oil fields in California (2013 to 2015)

Wenzheng Yang

Wenzheng Yang worked on computational real-time seismology (2009 to 2012)

Maren Böse

Maren Böse worked on the implementation, testing and enhancement of algorithms for earthquake early warning in California (2007 to 2012)

Jochen Woessner

Jochen Woessner applied statistical methods to analyze southern California seismicity (2005 to 2006)

Wu-Cheng Chi

Wu-Cheng Chi studied the 2003 Big Bear earthquake sequence (2003 to 2004)

Jishu Deng

Jishu Deng studied viscoelastic crustal and upper mantle response of recent earthquakes in southern California (1998 to 1999)

Jennifer Haase

Jennifer Haase studied 3-D wave propagation effects (1994 to 1996)


Graduate Students

Co-advisor for:

Dr. Jeanne Hardebeck

USGS, Menlo Park, CA (graduated in July 2000)

Dr. Julie Nazareth

Cal Poly Pomona, CA (graduated in December 2001)