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 Division 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
- 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.