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California Institute of Technoogy
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 362
Pasadena, CA 91125
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My research focuses on the numerical simulations of earthquake dynamic rupture process. Large earthquakes often include fault geometry complexity. With the help of spectral element method (SEM), we are able to capture the dynamic effect of complicated fault geometry such as stepovers, flower structures and fault bends. I am also interested in the subduction zone velocity structure and its effect on teleseismic waveform. Using both analytical methods and numerical simulations, we are able to simulate the waveform perturbation caused by a subducting slab and trying to fit the data.