Overview

Welcome to the CES Team website!

The Computational Earthquake Seismology (CES) research group at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) is embedded in the Earth Science & Engineering Program (Solid Track) in the Divsion of Physical Sciences and Engineering. We deploy numerical methods and observational data to study earthquake source processes, the associated radiation of seismic waves, and the resulting seismic shaking. Based on advanced forward modeling and source inversion studies we address questions such as :

  • How does the detailed physics of earthquake rupture affect seismic wave generation?
  • How to parameterize complex source physics and scattered wave energy for earthquake engineering purposes?
  • How to best image the kinematics of the earthquake rupture process?

As such, our work ranges from fundamental earthquake physics to earthquake-engineering applications. Additionally, we use broadband seismic data recorded by the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS, located in Jeddah) for imaging Earth deep structure (crust and upper mantle) underneath Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula.