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


Zachary Ross

Zachary E. Ross

Assistant professor of geophysics; William H. Hurt Scholar

Ph.D., 2016, Geophysics, University of Southern California

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 359
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-6958
Fax: (626) 564-0715


My research is focused on developing an improved understanding of earthquakes and faults. I develop scalable algorithms for extracting scientifically valuable signals from large seismic datasets using techniques from artificial intelligence and statistics. I then assimilate these extracted signals to perform comprehensive analyses of the geometry of fault zones at seismogenic depths; probe the intricate spatiotemporal details of earthquake sequences; and understand the physics of earthquakes in relation to the structural architecture of fault zones.