Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

Distinguished Professor of Geophysics
Distinguished Researcher, San Diego Supercomputer

Research Interests

  • Internal structure of ocean spreading centers; genesis of the oceanic lithosphere
  • Structure of the elastic earth using seismology, synthetic seismograms, and geophysical inverse theory
  • Ocean seismo-acoustics including rough seafloor scattering, acoustic-elastic interactions, and the use of small arrays
  • Cyberinfrastructure applications in geophysics including sensor networking, visualization, cloud computing and workflows
  • Nuclear test-ban verification methods


  • B.S., U.S. Naval Academy
  • M.S., Liverpool University, England
  • PhD, UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography