Student Presentation Awards

In order to help identify outstanding work by SSA student members, the SSA Board initiated the Student Presentation Award. The award will be given for an excellent poster presentation or talk at each Annual Meeting. The award may be given to 0-15% of the presenting students at the meeting, based upon an absolute standard of excellence and criteria developed by the Student Presentation Subcommittee of the Honors Committee. At the time of the presentation each award winner must be registered as a student and also must be a Student Member of SSA in good standing. All student presenters will be considered eligible for the award. Students, to help identify yourself as an eligible student presenter, be sure to check the relevant box on your abstract submission for the Annual Meeting.

2017 Winners

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.