David Boore

William B. Joyner Memorial Lectures | 2014 Recipient

David Boore is a Geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California. Dr. Boore has published over 260 papers, most dealing with various aspects of the problem of estimating the ground shaking from large earthquakes. The topics covered in these publications range from the seismic source to site response, with stops in between. Dr. Boore has served on a number of panels, boards, and committees including the Editorial Board of the Journal of Earthquake Engineering, U.S.-Japan Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects, the Department of Energy’s Tank Seismic Experts Panel, Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Ground Motion Guidelines project, Senior Seismic Hazard Analysis Committee, SSA Board of Directors, Editor-in-Chief of BSSA, International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior, and Commission on Strong Motion Seismology.

The U.S. Department of the Interior awarded Dr. Boore the Meritorious Service Award in 1993 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2005 in recognition of his research in many areas of engineering seismology. He is an AGU Fellow and an SSA honorary life member. In 2006 he was awarded the Indian Society of Earthquake Technology Trifunac Award for Significant Contributions in Strong Motion Earthquake Studies, and in 2010 he received the COSMOS/EERI/SSA Bruce A. Bolt medal. He is a coauthor on a paper given the Outstanding Paper of 2008 award by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI).