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


Dunzhu Li

Dunzhu Li

Grad Student in Geophysics

BS Geophysics, 2008, Peking University
MS Geophysics, 2010, Peking University

California Institute of Technoogy
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 370
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-8906/8931
Fax: (626) 564-0715


I am interested in developing new methods and techniques to study the earth. With Professor Don Helmberger, I am working on waveform modeling of deep earth structure. For this purpose, we develop an efficient finite difference method on GPU to simulating global seismic wave propagation at high frequency. With Professor Rob Clayton, I am searching information from very dense seismic array using methods like ambient noise cross-correlation. Potentially, we can learn a lot about the earth's shallow structure from these terabytes of data. Besides, I am also working on inversion problems in mantle convection with Professor Michael Gurnis. By combining seismic tomography, plate motion reconstruction and modern computing techniques, we try to get self-consistent geodynamic models for many interesting problems.