The Seismic Record Editorial Board

Main editorial office:

Keith Koper, Editor-in-Chief
University of Utah,
Keith Koper

Koper has served as associate professor and professor in the department of geology and geophysics at the University of Utah, and director of the University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS), since 2010. He has been a member of the U.S. Air Force Seismic Review Panel since 2011 and is now chair of the Utah Seismic Safety Commission since serving on the Commission since 2010. He was an associate editor for the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America from 2003 to 2010 and co-chair of the organizing committee for the 2013 SSA Annual Meeting. Koper worked in 2017 on the SSA subcommittee to update a joint statement by SSA and the American Geophysical Union on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and has served as member and chair of SSA’s Charles F. Richter Early Career Award subcommittee from 2018 to the present.

His research interests and publications focus on array seismology, Earth’s ambient seismic noise field, forensic seismology and exotic sources, rupture imaging of giant earthquakes, seismicity and tectonics of the intermountain West, mining induced earthquakes, and the structure and dynamics of Earth’s deep interior, especially the core.

Vera Schulte-Pelkum, Deputy Editor-in-Chief
University of Colorado, Boulder,

Schulte-Pelkum is an associate research professor in the department of geological sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). Her research interests include structure, deformation, rheology and anisotropy of the lithosphere and mantle; receiver functions and array processing; the seismic noise wavefield; and seismic and volcanic hazards. She received her Ph.D. in geosciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego in 2001.

In her role as TSR Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Schulte-Pelkum works with the Editor-in-Chief on all aspects of the journal editorial process and serves as member of the journal’s leadership team.

Jeroen Ritsema, Editor-at-Large
University of Michigan,

Ritsema is a University of Michigan professor of geophysics and seismology. His research involves the imaging of Earth’s mantle through global scale seismic tomography and the modeling of broadband seismograms. He received his Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1995.

As TSR Editor-at-Large, he works closely with the Editor-in-Chief to recruit relevant, high-impact research for submission to the journal, serving in an ambassador role representing the journal globally within the seismology and earthquake science community.

Associate Editors

Jonathan Ajo-Franklin, Rice University
Jonathan Ajo-Franklin

Ajo-Franklin is a professor at Rice University in the department of earth, environmental and planetary science as well as a faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He received his B.A. in computer science and history from Rice University in 1998 followed by a Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford University in 2005. His research interests include active and passive seismic monitoring of subsurface processes such as geothermal energy production, geologic carbon storage, and near-surface hydrogeologic cycles. He also studies new seismic acquisition techniques including distributed acoustic sensing and permanent active sources.

Keywords: applied geophysics, near-surface seismic imaging, distributed acoustic sensing, geothermal monitoring, seismic ambient noise

Pascal Audet, University of Ottawa
Pascal Audet

Audet is a seismologist at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He received a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of British Columbia in 2008. He then worked as a Miller Research Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley from 2008 to 2011, after which he joined the University of Ottawa as an assistant professor (2011-2016) and has been an associate professor since 2016. His research interests include subduction zone structure, seismic imaging, data science, broadband ocean-bottom seismology and open-source software development.

Keywords: subduction zone structure, seismic imaging, data science, broadband ocean-bottom seismology and open-source software development

Brendan Crowell, University of Washington
Brendan Crowell

Crowell is a research scientist with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington, USA. He received his Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and his B.S. and M.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests are in high-rate GNSS, seismogeodesy, tectonic geodesy, and early warning systems.

Keywords: high-rate GNSS, seismogeodesy, tectonic geodesy, and early warning systems

Steven J. Gibbons, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
Steven Gibbons

Gibbons is an applied geophysicist at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute in Oslo, Norway. He received a Ph.D. from the School of Earth Sciences and School of Computer Studies at Leeds University in 1998 on computational fluid dynamics and processes in the deep earth. He worked for 17 years in verification seismology, focusing on seismic signal detection and interpretation for nuclear explosion monitoring. He now works in natural hazards at NGI applying high performance computing to geohazards, including earthquakes, tsunamis, and landslides. His research interests include signal processing and array processing, natural and anthropogenic seismicity, acoustics and infrasound, inverse theory, natural hazards and risk assessment, pattern recognition and machine learning.

Keywords: tsunami, verification seismology (or nuclear explosion monitoring), signal processing, seismoacoustics, inverse theory

Lucia Gualtieri, Stanford University
Lucia Gualtieri

Gualtieri is an assistant professor of Geophysics at Stanford University, USA. She received her B.Sc. degree in 2008 and her M.Sc. degree in 2010 both in Physics at the University of Bologna (Italy), and a Ph.D. in Geophysics in 2014 as a dual degree at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (France) and the University of Bologna (Italy). She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in 2015-2017 and at Princeton University in 2017-2019. Her research focuses on computational and environmental seismology, with the dual aim of imaging the Earth’s interior and developing a theoretical understanding of the generation mechanisms of a variety of environmental processes.

Keywords: global seismology, computational seismology, environmental seismology, seismic ambient noise, seismic tomography

Jessica Irving, University of Bristol
Jessica Irving

Irving is a senior lecturer in geophysics in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol, UK. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2009 and was on the faculty at Princeton University for seven years. She has primarily worked on the structure of Earth’s deep interior, from the inner core to subduction zones. Jessica is also interested in planetary seismology and she is a participating scientist on NASA’s InSight mission to Mars. Her research involves both high frequency body-wave seismology and normal mode seismology.

Keywords: global seismology, planetary seismology, Earth’s core, Earth’s mantle, normal mode seismology

Hiroe Miyake, University of Tokyo

Miyake is an associate professor at Earthquake Research Institute of the University of Tokyo. She received her Ph.D. in geophysics from Kyoto University in 2003. Her research interests include strong motion seismology, earthquake rupture process, source modeling, and seismic hazard assessment.

Keywords: strong motion, rupture process, source modeling, seismic hazard

Zachary Ross, California Institute of Technology
Zachary Ross

Ross is an assistant professor of geophysics at the California Institute of Technology, USA. He received a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Southern California in 2016. His research interests are concentrated in earthquake seismology and emphasize the use of machine learning and statistics to better understand earthquakes and faults. His work has focused on high-resolution imaging of fault zones, analyzing the dynamics of seismicity, and the relationship between fault structure and the earthquake source process.

Keywords: seismicity; fault architecture; machine learning; source properties

Lingling Ye, Sun Yat-Sen University

Ye is a professor at Sun Yat-sen University in China. She received her Ph.D. from University of California Santa Cruz in 2015, her master’s from Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011, and her B.S. degree from the University of Science and University of Science and Technology of China in 2008. Her research interests include earthquake physics, seismotectonics and Earth’s deep structure.

earthquake physics, seismic hazard, volcanic deformation, landslide, deep structure