Zachary Ross, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Earth Sciences

2016 Recipients of the PhD Achievement Award

Zachary Ross, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Earth Sciences

Faculty Advisor: Yehuda Ben-Zion

My research is focused on the development and application of tools for efficient
extraction of seismological information from large waveform data sets. I employ
techniques from statistics and machine learning to automatically process months to
years of continuous seismic records and construct databases of relevant
seismological measurements. These databases are then used to perform systematic
analyses of fault zone structures, detect weakly-recorded microearthquakes, classify
seismic phases and identify their onset times, and derive earthquake source
properties.