Toño Bayona, Ph.D.
RISE Post Doctoral Scholar
University of Bristol
Expertise: Earthquake Forecasting, Seismic Hazard, Statistical Seismology
My research interests are mainly focused on improving the quantification of seismic hazards through enhanced earthquake modeling and exhaustive model testing. In particular, I combine physics- and statistics-based methods to estimate earthquake activity at regional and global scales. Currently, I work on the advancement of operational earthquake forecasts, aimed at increasing the earthquake resilience of European cities. In addition, I contribute to the development of CSEP tools that evaluate the consistency of seismicity forecasts with the observations.
William H. Savran, Ph.D.
SCEC Researcher and CSEP Software Developer
University of Southern California
Expertise: Statistical Seismology, High Performance Computing, Ground motion simulations
My research interests are focused around seismic wave propagation, earthquake forecasting, and earthquake forecast model evaluations. Currently, I’m working on developing methods for evaluating probabilistic earthquake forecasting models. I’m the lead developer of pyCSEP, a python package that provides researchers with community vetted evaluation methods for earthquake forecasts.
Maximilian J. Werner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Geophysics and Natural Hazards
University of Bristol
Expertise: Earthquake Forecasting and Predictability, Earthquake Triggering and Clustering, Earthquake Seismology, Seismic Hazard, Statistical Seismology
My research interests center on earthquake physics, seismic hazard assessment and earthquake resilience. I combine physics-based and stochastic numerical modeling with data analysis to obtain new insights into earthquake processes and their hazards and risks. I am particularly interested in the mechanisms by which earthquakes trigger other earthquakes (e.g. in damaging earthquake cascades or fluid-injection induced seismicity) and in improving models for the probabilistic forecasting of future earthquake potential, including probabilistic seismic hazard assessment (PSHA). I am the science lead of the Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability (CSEP) at the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) and am CoI of the EU project RISE. Besides our interests in CSEP, my research group also focusses on fault-based seismic hazard assessment in the Himalaya and Malawi, fluid-injection induced seismicity and machine-learning approaches to source seismology.