California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences


Hsin Hua Huang

Hsin-Hua Huang

Post Doctoral Scholar in Geophysics

Ph.D., 2013, Geosciences, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 270
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-3801
Fax: (626) 564-0715


I am interested in exploring various tectonic problems by seismological means. Employing the methods including earthquake relocation, focal mechanism determination, stress inversion, and seismic tomography, I have studies a wide spectrum of topics such as regional structural kinematics, unusual earthquakes, mountain building and tectonic erosion process, Moho topography, and 3-D slab structure. One of my main focuses in the Ph.D. work is on developing the joint-inversion schemes with multiple datasets (e.g. various seismic phases and borehole logging data) to augment our capability of imaging Earth structures from shallow crust to upper mantle. In the postdoctoral stage, I extended the tomographic research from travel-time to waveform inversion using full information of seismic waves for further model evaluation and refinement. Meanwhile, I am also interested in seismic interferometry to extracting new body-wave data set and exploring deep Earth structure.