Student Presentation Awards

10 June 2021 – SSA announced today the recipients of the 2021 Student Presentation Award, which honors excellent poster or oral presentations Annual Meeting, which was held virtually in April. Nominated by meeting attendees, a three-person judging panel selected the 19 award recipients among the eligible pool of student presenters.

2021 Recipients

Click a presentation title below to read the abstract.

 

Maggie Bailey
Colorado School of Mines
“Techniques for Producing Spatially Correlated Conditional Random Realizations of Ground Motion Fields”

 

 

 

 

 

Jared Bryan 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Receiver Function Monitoring at Mount St. Helens”

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan Bishop
University of Alaska Fairbanks
“3D Simulations of Seismo-Acoustic Coupling Over Topography”

 

 

 

 

 

Kristen Chiama
Harvard University
“Geomechanical Modeling of Ground Surface Deformation Associated With Thrust and Reverse Fault Earthquakes”

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca L. Colquhoun
University of Oxford
“Investigating Earthquake Nucleation: What Do Foreshocks, Aftershocks and Sequences Tell Us?”

 

 

 

 

 

John Dale B. Dianala
University of Oxford/University of the Philippines, Diliman
“The Relationship Between Seismic and Aseismic Slip on the Creeping Segment of the Philippine Fault: Insight to Earthquake Recurrence and Fault Mechanics”

 

 

 

 

 

Mohamad M. Hallal
The University of Texas at Austin
“An H/V Geostatistical Approach for Developing Pseudo-3D Vs Models to Account for Spatial Variability in Site Response”

 

 

 

 

 

Vivien He
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
“A Consumer Internet-of-Things Device for On-Site and Regional Earthquake Early Warning”

 

 

 

 

 

Stacy Larochelle
California Institute of Technology
“Constraining the Stability of a Rate-and-State Fault Subjected to Fluid Injection”

 

 

 

 

 

Meichen Liu
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
“Characterizing Multi-Subevent Earthquakes Using the Brune Source Model”

 

 

 

 

 

Leila Mizrahi
ETH Zurich
“Embracing Data Incompleteness for Better Earthquake Forecasting”

 

 

 

 

 

Alba M. Rodríguez Padilla
University of California, Davis
“Beyond the Damage Zone: Characterizing Widespread Inelastic Deformation From Integrated Fracture, Aftershock and Strain Maps of the 2019 Ridgecrest Sequence”

 

 

 

 

 

Nico Schliwa
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
“Near-Field Corner Frequency Analysis of Data-Integrated Large-Scale Dynamic Rupture Simulations of the 2019 Ridgecrest and the 1992 Landers Earthquakes”

 

 

 

 

 

Max Schneider
University of Washington
“Effective Uncertainty Visualization for Aftershock Forecast Maps”

 

 

 

 

 

Israporn (Grace) Sethanant
University of Victoria
“Complex Rupture and Source Model of the 15 May 2020 Mw 6.5 Monte Cristo Range Earthquake From Insar and Earthquake Relocation”

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon Shuck
The University of Texas at Austin Institute for Geophysics
“Strike-Slip Enables Subduction Initiation Beneath a Failed Rift: New Seismic Constraints from Puysegur Margin, New Zealand”

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra Rosero-Rueda
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
“Local Magnitude (Ml) Calibration for the Puerto Rico Seismic Network”

 

 

 

 

 

Tianwei Sun
University of Science and Technology of China
“Imaging the Crustal Structure Beneath the Northwest Yunnan From a High‐Density Seismic Array”

 

 

 

 

 

Valeria Villa
California Institute of Technology
“Mapping the 3D Structure of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Basins, Greater Los Angeles Area From Seismic and Gravity Measurements”

 

 

 

 


2020 Recipients

The Student Presentation Awards were not awarded in 2020, as the SSA Annual Meeting was cancelled due to COVID-19.


2019 Recipients

The 2019 Student Presentation Awards were given based on evaluation by the Student Award subcommittee, considering the nominations submitted at the meeting co-chaired by Michael Bostock and Joan Gomberg. From among the student presentations evaluated at the 2019 SSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, the subcommittee selected the following eighteen for recognition. Click a presentation title below to read the abstract.

Kyren Rix Bogolub
Colorado Geological Survey / University of Colorado Boulder
Increasing Colorado’s Seismic Network – New Developments by the Colorado Geological Survey

Shanna Chu
Stanford University
Source Variations in Intraslab Earthquakes From Data and Modelling

Colin Chupik
University of Nevada, Reno
Quaternary Geologic Mapping and Paleoseismic Assessment of the Warm Springs Valley Fault, Washoe County, Nevada

Jonathan Griffin
University of Otago/Geoscience Australia
Towards Time-Dependent Modelling of Episodic Earthquake Occurrence on Intraplate Faults

Hyejin Lee
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Differences Between Main-Shock and Aftershock Ground Motions Using the Japan’s Kik-Net Database

Junyoung Lee
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Characteristics of Ground Motions Generated by the 2017 M5.4 Pohang, South Korea Earthquake

Simone Mancini
University of Bristol / British Geological Survey, UK
Improving Physics-Based Earthquake Forecasts for the 2016-2017 Central Italy Earthquake Sequence

Ginevra Moore
University of Washington
Shallow Offshore Deformation in the Seattle Fault Zone: Insights From High Resolution Seismic Reflection Imagery

Emma Myers
University of Washington
Investigating Anomalous Crustal Thickness of the Subducting Iquique Ridge

Nima Nazemi
The University of Memphis
Developing Data-Driven Stochastic Seismological Parameters of CENA from the NGA-East Database

James Neely
Northwestern University
Uncertainties in Stress Drop Estimates and Their Tectonic Consequences

Carolyn Nuyen
University of Washington
Crustal Deformation Near the Mendocino Triple Junction Inferred From GPS-Derived Strain Rate Maps

Samantha M. Palmer
University of Western Ontario
Comparing Eastern and Western Canada Kappa Values

Alexandre Plourde
The University of British Columbia
Relative Moment Tensors Revisited

Zach Rosson
Oklahoma Geological Survey; University of Oklahoma
Aftershock Decay in Space and Time in Regions with Induced Seismicity in Oklahoma

Elena Savidge
University of Victoria
A Remote Sensing Study of the December 2017 Hojedk (Iran) Earthquake Triplet: Sequential Rupture of Conjugate Reverse Faults in a Strike-Slip Restraining Bend

Ian Stone
University of Washington
Topographic Response to Ground Motion From Modeled Seattle Fault Earthquakes

Yang Yang
Center for Earthquake Research and Information, University of Memphis
Ambient Noise Empirical Green’s Function Full Waveform Tomography for the Northern Mississippi Embayment


2018 Recipients

The Student Presentation Awards recognize excellence in student poster and oral presentations at the Annual Meeting. The award is given to up to 10% of the students presenting at the Annual Meeting whose presentations meet absolute criteria that cover the quality of both content and presentation. The 2018 Student Presentation Awards were given based on evaluation by the Student Award subcommittee, considering the nominations for the award submitted at the meeting, co-chaired by Meghan S. Miller and Sergio Barrientos. From among the student presentations evaluated at the 2018 SSA Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida, the subcommittee selected the following ten for recognition. Click abstract title to read the presentation abstract. Where available, links are also provided to posters and slidecasts of the presentations (SSA username & password required to view posters and slidecasts).

Paul Geimer
University of Utah

Spectral Monitoring of Rock Arches

Geimer, P. R.; Moore, J. R.

 

Tiegan Hobbs
Georgia Institute of Technology

Hobbs, T. E.; Newman, A. V.; Protti, J. M.

 

Doyeon Kim
Cornell University

Kim, D.; Keranen, K. M.; Abers, G. A.; Brown, L. D.

 

Qingkai Kong
Berkeley Seismology Laboratory

Kong, Q.; Inbal, A.; Allen, R. M.

 

Anne Lamontagne
University of California, Santa Barbara

Lamontagne, A. M.; Tanimoto, T.; Anderson, A.

 

Emily Morton
New Mexico Tech

Morton, E. A.; Bilek, S. L.; Rowe, C. A.

 

Karen Pearson 
University of Maryland

Pearson, K. M.; Thomas, A. M.; Lekic, V.

 

Mauricio Reyes Canales
University of Alberta, Canada

Reyes Canales; Van Der Baan, M.

 

Vianca Emir Severino Rivas
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

Severino, V. E.; Maldonado, J.; Ruiz, R.; Vanacore, E. A.; Gonzalez, W.

 

Yongfei Wang
University of California, San Diego/San Diego State University

Complex Source Spectra in Small Earthquakes Caused by Multiple Asperities

Wang, Y.; Day, S. M.

 

 


2017 Recipients

The Student Presentation Awards recognize excellence in student poster and oral presentations at the Annual Meeting. The award is given to up to 10% of the students presenting at the Annual Meeting whose presentations meet absolute criteria that cover the quality of both content and presentation. The 2017 Student Presentation Awards were given based on evaluation by the Student Award subcommittee, considering the nominations for the award submitted at the meeting, co-chaired by Whitney Trainor-Guitton (Colorado School of Mines) and Richard Aster (Colorado State University). From among the students presentations evaluated at the 2017 SSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, he subcommittee selected the following 20 for recognition. Click abstract title to read the presentation abstract. Where available, links are also provided to posters and slidecasts of the presentations (SSA username & password required to view posters and slidecasts).

Niloufar Abolfathian
University of Southern California

Spatio-Temporal Variations of Stress Parameters in the San Jacinto Fault Zone

Abolfathian, N., Martínez-Garzón, P., Ben-Zion, Y.

Karianne Bergen
Stanford University

On the Use of Machine Learning for Seismic Event Detection

Bergen, K. J., Beroza, G. C.

David Castro Cruz
Cerema, Géoazur

Seismic Non-Linear Behavoir of Soil Inferred by the Analysis of the Kik-Net Borehole Data [ View Slidecast ]

Castro Cruz, D., Bertrand, E., Régnier, J., Courboulex, F.

Phoebe DeVries
Harvard University

Geodetically-Constrained Viscoelastic Block Models and Time-Dependent Stress Transfer along the North Anatolian Fault

DeVries, P. R., Krastev, P., Meade, B. J.

Manuel Florez
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Constraining Earthquakes Source Properties Using Depth Phases [ View Poster ]

Florez, M. A., Prieto, G. A.

 

Alex Grant
University of Washington

The Impact of Rockfalls on Dwellings During the 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquakes

Grant, A., Wartman, J., Massey, C. I., Olsen, M. J., O’Banion, M., Motley, M.

Christie Hale
University of California, Berkeley

PEER PSHA Code Verification Project [ View Slidecast ]

Hale, C., Abrahamson, N. A., Bozorgnia, Y.

 

Lisa Linville
University of Utah

Identifying New Earthquake Templates Adds Valuable Information to Induced Seismicity Sequences

Linville, L. M., Pankow, K., Kilb, D. L., Rubinstein, J.

Molly Luginbuhl
University of California, Davis

Are Large Global Earthquakes Temporally Clustered? View Slidecast ]

Luginbuhl, M., Rundle, J. B., Turcotte, D. L.

 

Avinash Nayak
University of California, Berkeley

Diverse Seismic Signals Associated with the Sinkhole at Napoleonville Salt Dome, Louisiana

Nayak, A., Dreger, D. S.

 

Sunyoung Park
Harvard University

A New Approach to Constrain Near-Surface Seismic Structure Based Upon Body-Wave Polarization 

Park, S., Ishii, M.

Grace Parker
University of California, Los Angeles

Recommended Central and Eastern North America Seismic Site Amplification Models for USGS Map Applications View Slidecast ]

Parker, G. A., Stewart, J. P., Harmon, J. A., Hashash, Y. M. A., Atkinson, G. M., Boore, D. M., Bozorgnia, Y., Darragh, R., Silva, W. J.

Leah Salditch
Northwestern University

Modeling Earthquake Clusters as Resulting From Long-Term Fault MemoryView Slidecast ]

Salditch, L. M., Brooks, E. M., Stein, S., Spencer, B. D., Agnon, A.

Gregor Schweppe
Cologne University

The Ruin of the Roman Temple of Kedesh, Israel; Example of a Precariously Balanced Archaeological Structure Used as a Seismoscope  

Schweppe, G., Hinzen, K. G., Marco, S., Reamer, S. K., Fischer, M.

Yumeng Tao
University of Texas at Austin

Insights into Small-Strain Damping from Borehole Array Recordings [ View Slidecast ]

Tao, Y., Rathje, E. M.

 

Daniel Trugman
University of California, San Diego

Examining Earthquake Source Properties and Scaling of Recent Seismicity in Southern Kansas

Trugman, D. T., Dougherty, S. L., Cochran, E. S., Shearer, P. M.

Ekaterina Tymofyeyeva
University of California, San Diego

Geodetic Evidence for a Blind Segment of the San Jacinto Fault View Poster ]

Tymofyeyeva, E., Fialko, Y.

 

Jagdish Chandra Vyas
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Mach Wave Coherence in the Presence of Source and Medium Heterogeneity View Slidecast ]

Vyas, J. C., Mai, P. M., Galis, M., Dunham, E. M., Imperatori, W.

Yongfei Wang
University of California, San Diego; San Diego State University

Pulse-Like Property and Complex Fault Geometry on Dynamic Rupture Models of the 2015 Mw7.8 Nepal Earthquake View Slidecast ]

Wang, Y., Day, S. M., Denolle, M.

Qimin Wu
Virginia Tech

Stress Drop and Source Scaling of Recent Earthquake Sequences in the Central and Eastern United States View Slidecast ]

Wu, Q., Chapman, M. C.