News

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Sep
9/5/2017
Sept 5-7: Prof. P. Martin Mai invited Keynote Speaker at International PSHA Workshop, Lenzburg (Switzerland)
02
Jun
6/2/2017
Paper "New Empirical Earthquake-Source Scaling Laws" by K.K.S. Thingbaijam, P.M. Mai and K. Goda has been accepted for publication in Bulletin of Seismological Society of America.
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May
5/29/2017
​May 29- June 20: CES-Team (L. Parisi, M. Rodriguez) for seismic field work in the Olduvai-Laetoli area, Tanzania
08
May
5/8/2017
Stephanie Wollherr joined CES Team as visiting PhD student
02
Apr
4/2/2017
​Two new post-docs, Jayalakshmi Sivasubramonian and Subhadra Nampally, joined our team
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Mar
3/21/2017
​Claudia Abril joined our team as a visiting PhD student
02
Mar
3/2/2017
​Jagdish Vyas successfully defended his PhD Thesis "Earthquake Ground-Motion in Presence of Source and Medium Heterogeneities"
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Feb
2/20/2017
​Niraj Agarwal joined our team as a new PhD student
09
Feb
2/9/2017
​Maria Rodríguez Mustafa joined our team as research intern.
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Jan
1/25/2017
​ A CES team went scouting in Tanzania for new sites where to install five more seismic stations next summer.
11
Jan
1/11/2017
​Paper "Fault roughness and strength heterogeneity control earthquake size and stress drop" by Zielke, Galis and Mai has been accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters.
10
Oct
10/10/2016
​In our research group “Computational Earthquake Seismology (CES)”, we have several open PhD positions in the general fields of earthquake seismology and Earth structure imaging. More details in the flyer available via link below.
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Jul
7/17/2016
​Paper "Evidence for Truncated Exponential Probability Distribution of Earthquake Slip" by K. K. S. Thingbaijam and P. M. Mai has been published in Bulletin of Seismological Society of America.
29
Jun
6/29/2016
​Paper "Distance and azimuthal dependence of ground-motion variability for unilateral strike-slip ruptures" by J.C. Vyas, P.M. Mai and M. Galis has been published in Bulletin of Seismological Society of America.
10
Jun
6/10/2016
A paper "The lithospheric shear-wave velocity structure of Saudi Arabia: Young volcanism in an old shield" by Tang, Julia, Zahran and Mai has been published in Tectonophysics.
01
Jun
6/1/2016
​ ​Poster by Jagdish Vyas at EGU 2016 in Vienna has been selected for and OSPP (Outstanding Student Poster and PICO) Award.
01
Jun
6/1/2016
​A CES team successfully installed ten seismic stations in Tanzania
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May
5/31/2016
May 31-June 2, 2016: Workshop on ‘Earthquakes in Northern Iceland’, held in Husavik
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May
5/24/2016
​PICO presentation by Luigi Lombardo at EGU 2016 in Vienna has been selected for and OSPP (Outstanding Student Poster and PICO) Award.
03
May
5/3/2016
A paper "The lithospheric shear-wave velocity structure of Saudi Arabia: Young volcanism in an old shield" by Tang, Julia and Mai has been accepted for publication in Tectonophysics.
17
Apr
4/17/2016
Apr 17-22, 2016: General Assembly of the European Geoscience Union (EGU) in Vienna; CES-Team organizes three special sessions, and contributes several talks & posters
13
Apr
4/13/2016
Defense of ​MS-Thesis "Hybrid Broadband Ground-Motion Simulation Using Scenario Earthquakes for the Istanbul Area" by Owais A. Reshi.
13
Apr
4/13/2016
​Paper "Evidence for truncated exponential probability distribution of earthquake" by Kiran Thingbaijam and Martin Mai has been accepted for publication in BSSA.
04
Apr
4/4/2016
Apr 4-6, 2016: Prof. Mai  invited speaker at UPERC-workshop “Multiscale Imaging of Large Rock Volumes” (held at KAUST)
28
Mar
3/28/2016
​Paper "Distance and azimuthal dependence of ground-motion variability for unilateral strike-slip ruptures" by J.C. Vyas, P.M. Mai and M. Galis was accepted for publication in Bulletin of Seismological Society of America.
24
Mar
3/24/2016
​Paper "Exploring the effect of absences selection on landslide susceptibility models: A case study of Sicily, Italy." co-authored by Luigi Lombardo has been accepted for publication in Geomorphology.
24
Mar
3/24/2016
​Paper "Estimation of intrinsic aquifer vulnerability with index-overlay and statistical methods. The case of eastern Kopaida, central Greece. " by Tziritis and Luigi Lombardo has been accepted for publication in Applied Water Science.
15
Feb
2/15/2016
Feb 15-18, 2016: Prof. Mai  invited speaker at “Red Sea Book Workshop” (organized by the Saudi Geological Survey; held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
15
Feb
2/15/2016
Paper 'Did a submarine landslide contribute to the 2011 tohoku tsunami?' co-authored by Prof. Mai and Dr. Thingbaijam appeared in KAUST Discovery magazine. See page 88 at the link below.
15
Feb
2/15/2016
L. Parisi, A.M.G. Ferreira. Empirical assessment of the validity limits of the surface wave full ray theory using realistic 3- D Earth models.  Geophys. J. Int. (2016) 205, 146–159, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw005
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Feb
2/12/2016
Feb 12-13, 2016: Prof. Mai at council meeting of the European Geoscience Union (EGU), Malaga
14
Dec
12/14/2015
Dec 14-18, 2015: Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco: CES-Team leads two special sessions and contributes several presentations
20
Nov
11/20/2015
NEW post-doc arrived: Laura Parisi, from University of Norwich joins the CES-Team, and brings expertise in global waveform simulations and using spectral–element methods
18
Nov
11/18/2015
Nov 18-21, 2015: Prof. Mai as invited speaker at Workshop on ‘Best Practices in Physics-based Fault Rupture Models for Seismic Hazard Assessment of Nuclear Installations’, Vienna
14
Sep
9/14/2015
Sep 14-17, 2015: Prof. Mai attends the meeting of the ‘Arbeitsgruppe Seismologie’, Germany, Wildbad Kreuth
05
Jul
7/5/2015
July 05-09, 2015: Workshop on ‘Numerical Methods for Earthquake Motion’, Smolenice Castle, Slovakia; CES-Team presents posters & talks, and involved in organization & planning
01
Jul
7/1/2015
July 01 – Dec 31, 2015: Prof. Mai on sabbatical at TUM, Munich, under an August-Wilhelm-Scheer Visiting Professorship, and at LMU Munich, as Visiting Fellow of the Center of Advanced Studies
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Jun
6/22/2015
June 22– 25, 2015: Prof. Mai as invited speaker at “IceArray” workshop, Husavik, Iceland
09
Jun
6/9/2015
PhD student Zheng “Davey” Tang successfully presents his PhD research proposal
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Apr
4/24/2015

Apr 24, 2015 SIV workshop, Caltech (Pasadena)

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Apr
4/21/2015
April 21-24, 2015: Annual Meeting of the Seismological Society of America; CES-Team presents several posters/talks
15
Apr
4/15/2015
Prof. Mai takes office as Division President Seismology, of the European Geophysical Union (EGU)
13
Apr
4/13/2015

Apr 13-17, 2015: General Assembly of the European Geophysical Union (EGU) in Vienna; CES-Team presents several posters/talks, and organizes a session

06
Apr
4/6/2015

Apr 6-10, 2015: Gulf Seismic Forum (GSF), Kuwait

01
Apr
4/1/2015
Hoby Razafindrakoto defends her PhD thesis, entitled ‘New Insights on the Uncertainties in Finite-Fault Earthquake Source Inversion
10
Mar
3/10/2015

Mar 10-13, 2015: Workshop on ‘Seismicity and Seismotectonics in Saudi Arabia’, at KAUST​

11
Jan
1/11/2015
Jan 11-22, 2015: WEP – Prof. Mai hosts two distinguished international guests, Dr. Reinhard Ramdohr, geologist and ore-mineral specialists, and Mr. Michael Martin, author and photographer
15
Dec
12/15/2014
Dec 15-19, 2014: Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco. The CES-Team organizes a session on ‘Numerical modeling of dynamic ruptures’, and presents numerous posters/talks
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Nov
11/16/2014
Nov 16-18, 2014: Workshop on ‘Lithosperic and Basin Structure on the Arabian Peninsula’, co-organized by KAU Jeddah. Zheng “Davey” Tang will present his latest researc​h findings​
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Oct
10/26/2014
Oct 26 – Nov 10, 2014: Dr. Hillers, UJF Grenoble, visits CES-Team for a collaborative research visit
02
Oct
10/2/2014
 Oct 2-3, 2014: Prof. Mai gives lecture series on ‘Earthquake Source Inversion’ at ETH Zurich​
01
Sep
9/1/2014

Sept 01-03,2014: Prof. Mai at “Workshop of Rupture Dynamics”, UCL London, giving invited keynote lecture

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Jul
7/23/2014

July23-25, 2014: Prof. Mai to visit Profs. Goda, Wenzel, Kohl at KIT Karlsruhe

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Jun
6/24/2014
June 24-27, 2014, Kyoto, Japan: Prof. Mai invited lecturer at DPRI-ERI workshop on ‘Rupture Dynamics and Strong-Motion Simulation in Complex Media’
01
Jun
6/1/2014
June 01-03, 2014, Palm Springs, USA: Leadership Retreat of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC); Prof. Mai as Task Group Leader in attendance
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May
5/20/2014
May 20 – June 05, 2014: CES Team to visit AEA-partner Stanford for project workshop (dates tentative)
05
May
5/5/2014
May 05-08, 2014: Prof. Jean-Philippe Avouac, Director of the SeismoLab at Caltech, to visit CES-Team and KAUST
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Apr
4/27/2014
April 27 – May 02, 2014, EGU General Assembly, Vienna: CES-team actively participating through session organization (SM 2.2 ‘Earthquake source processes - Imaging methods, physical rupture models and scaling’; SM2.3 ‘Earthquake ground-motion – source, site and path effects’), several poster & oral presentations, and an invited talk by Prof. Mai
25
Mar
3/25/2014
March 25-29, 2014: International student conference at IPGP, Paris. Hoby Razafindrakoto and Jagdish Vyas will present their latest research findings
10
Mar
3/10/2014
March 10-14, 2014: Annual Meeting of the German Geoscience Society, Karlsruhe. Prof. Mai represents CES-Team with poster presentation
14
Feb
2/14/2014
Feb 14 – 27, 2014: Dr. Jordi Julia, Universidad Natal, Brazil, visits CES Team for collaborative work on receiver function imaging of the Earth crust. Dr. Julia will give the Earth Science Distinguished Speaker Seminar on Feb 26, 2014
03
Feb
2/3/2014

Feb 03 – Feb 09, 2014: Prof. Katsu Goda, University of Bristol, visits CES-Teams, gives lecture series on ‘Current State of the Art of Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis’, and works with Prof. Mai on a sensitivity analysis in tsunami simulations for the 2011 Tohoku earthquake

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Jan
1/27/2014
Jan 27 – Feb 07, 2014: Dr. Ramdohr, Germany, visits CES-Team and gives Earth Science Distinguished Speaker Seminar (Feb 05, 2014)
22
Jan
1/22/2014
Journal publication “Uncertainty in earthquake source imaging due to variations in source time function and Earth structure” by Razafindrakoto and Mai, scheduled for publication in Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., April 2014
12
Jan
1/12/2014

Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) at KAUST, with courses/lectures given by CES-members Dr. Hugo Cruz-Jimenez (“Knowing and simulating waves of destruction”) and PhD-student Luca Passone (“How to build a tri-copter”)

05
Dec
12/5/2013
Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, December 05-09, 2013
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Nov
11/19/2013

Prof. Mai organizes the Int'l workshop on “Seismic Interferometry” at KAUST, November 19-21, co-organized with Prof. G.Schuster

30
Oct
10/30/2013
Giulio di Torro from University of Padua to visit KAUST, and to present at Earth Science seminar
29
Sep
9/29/2013
Prof. Mai visits Prof. Al-Demagh, KACST
25
Sep
9/25/2013
Prof. Eric Dunham gives a presentation ”Earthquake Rupture Dynamics: From Repeating Earthquakes Beneath Volcanoes to Subduction Megathrusts“ at Earth Science seminar.
22
Sep
9/22/2013
Prof. Eric Dunham(Stanford) and two of his team members, post-doc Kenneth Duru and PhD-student Samuel Bydlon visit KAUST in the framework of our joint AEA-3 project
11
Sep
9/11/2013
Prof. Mai is invited to give a talk on “Broadband ground-motions from dynamic rupture” at Caltech, and he also attends vaious project meetings
08
Sep
9/8/2013

Prof. Mai leads the SIV-eorkshops at the SCEC Annual Meeting which takes place in Palm Springs, California, and several CES-team members present their posters.

29
Jul
7/29/2013
LMU/TUM-KAUST-IBM workshop at LMU Munich, July 29-31, 2013
22
Jul
7/22/2013

‪Prof. Mai gives a lecture on Source Inversion Validation‬ at IASPEI conference

05
Jul
7/5/2013
CES-student Ylona defends her PhD thesis at ETH Zurich, Switzerland on July 05
17
Jun
6/17/2013
Prof. Mai gives a presentation as invited speaker at  SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in Geosciences
03
Jun
6/3/2013

Prof. Mai presents the Leadship Retreat of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) as Task Group Leader which takes place in Palm Springs, USA, June 03-05. Subsequently, he is going to give an invited talk at the Seismo-Lab at CalTech on June 07

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May
5/19/2013
The 4th QUEST Workshop to be held in Benodet, Brittany, France, May 19-25
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May
5/18/2013

CES-team presents the workshop on “Wave propagation through the Earth Interior” in Wuhan, China, May 18-21

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May
5/18/2013

‪ ‪Workshop on “Preperties and Progresses of Crustal Faule Zones” to be held in Eric, Italy, May 18-24

04
May
5/4/2013
Seismic Wave-Propagation Workshop on “Multi-scale Modeling, Simulation, and Inversion” will take place in KAUST on May 04-06
21
Apr
4/21/2013
SIV workshop, in conjunction with SSA and coordinated by SCEC (Southern California Earthquake Center), to be held on April 21-22
17
Apr
4/17/2013

SSA Annual Meeting takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 17-19. CES-team present the meeting with several posters and oral presentations

16
Apr
4/16/2013
Prof. Yann Capdeville of University Nantes visits KAUST and teaches a short-course on 'normalization of the seismic wave equation'
07
Apr
4/7/2013

EGU General Assembly 2013 is held in Vienna on April 07-12. CES-team will actively participate through session organizations and several posters and oral presentations

03
Mar
3/3/2013
8th Gulf Seismic Forum is held in Muscat, Oman.Prof. Mai presents recent results on receiver-function work
25
Feb
2/25/2013

SIAM conference is held in Boston Feb 25-Mar 01. During the conference, CES team participates in mini-symposium on earthquake modeling. Attached to the conference, we hold an IBM-LMU-KAUST project workshop

29
Jan
1/29/2013
Prof. Mai helps to launch the Memorandum of Cooperation between SGS and KAUST
03
Dec
12/3/2012
CES-members present in total six talks/posters at the AGU Fall Meeting
01
Dec
12/1/2012
The third Saudi Arabian High Performance Computing (SAHPC) conference is held December 1-3 at KAUST
12
Nov
11/12/2012
Visit of Prof. Simon Klemperer to CES-group (and the Saudi Geological Survey). He gives a special seminar on “Rupturing Continental Lithosphere in the Main Ethiopian Rift: a hot plume meets a cold craton”, and discusses future cooperative work with us
11
Nov
11/11/2012
Dr.sung-Joon Chang, UEA Norwich (UK) visits the CES-group, and presents his recent work at the Earth Science seminar: “Mantle plumes and associated flow beneath Arabia and East Africa from joint tomography”. Future collaboration with Dr. Chang are being discussed during his visit
23
Oct
10/23/2012
Verdict of Italian court against seismologists who did not properly communicate earthquake risk and earthquake prediction related to the devastating M 6.3 L’Aquila earthquake of April 06, 2009
22
Oct
10/22/2012
Paper accepted in Geophys. J. Int. by Imperatori and Professor Mai “Broadband Near-Field Ground Motion Simulations in 3D Scattering Media”
15
Oct
10/15/2012
Dr. Yann Capdeville, Univ. Nantes (France) visited the CES-group, and gave an Earth Science seminar entitled “Non-periodic homogenization of the seismic wave equation”. Future collaborations with Dr. Capdeville were planned
15
Oct
10/15/2012
Ylona van Dinther, PhD-student at ETH Zurich visited the CES-group. She speaked at the Earth Science seminar, on “The seismic cycle at subduction thrusts: implications of geodynamic simulations validated with laboratory models”
02
Oct
10/2/2012
ECGS Workshop 2012, Luxembourg, on “Earthquake Source Physics on Various Scales”. Professor Martin Mai speaks on the SIV project. Other CES-Team members in attendance: M. Galis, J. Vyas, A. Gabriel. Y.van Dinthe
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Sep
9/24/2012
The 15th World Conference of Earthquake Engineering (WCEE) happened in Lisbon, Portugal. Professor Martin Mai co-organizes Special Session and gives a presentation
17
Sep
9/17/2012
KAUST-IBM-LMU workshop in Munich, organized by Professor Martin Mai and Dr. Pelties. CES-members attending: M. Galis, L. Passone, J. Vyas, W. Imperatori
08
Sep
9/8/2012
2012 Annual Meeting of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) in Palm Springs, CA. Professor Martin Mai leads the SIV workshop
01
Sep
9/1/2012
Former PhD student A Gabriel starts her post-doc at LMU Munich
24
Aug
8/24/2012
 Paper by Gabriel et al published on J.Geophys. Res.
09
Jul
7/9/2012
Alice Gabriel (ETH Zurich) defends her PhD thesis
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Jun
6/25/2012

Professor Martin Mai attends the 11th International Symposium in Munch

06
Jun
6/6/2012
Professor Martin Mai visits Stanford University and USGS, Menlo Park‬
03
Jun
6/3/2012
Professor Martin Mai is at SCEC Leadership Meeting, Palm Springs
27
May
5/27/2012
Professor Martin Mai is elected as EGU Science Officer for Strong-Motion and Engineering Seismology
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May
5/23/2012
Ylona has submitted two papers to J.Geopys. Res.
21
May
5/21/2012
Alice Gabriel has submitted her paper to J. Geophys. Res.
08
May
5/8/2012
KAUST Workshop on wave propagation in heterogeneous media, co-organized by Professor Martin Mai
07
May
5/7/2012
Professor Martin Mai gives a lecture on Uncertainty Quantification in earthquake source inversion at the UQ workshop
04
May
5/4/2012
IBM partners visit KAUST and our research team for 4 days
17
Apr
4/17/2012
SSA conference, San Diego: Alice Gabriel and Hugo Cruz Jimenez present talks on their current work
02
Apr
4/2/2012
New team member Dr. Olaf Zielke has arrived
23
Mar
3/23/2012
CES members of Walter Imperatori defenses his Ph.D. thesis at ETH Zurich
09
Mar
3/9/2012
Professor Martin Mai has an invited lecture at Oxford University, UK
06
Mar
3/6/2012
Professor Martin Mai is to give an invited lecture at University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, UK
22
Feb
2/22/2012
Visiting Ph.D. student Alice Gabriel from ETH Zurich arrives
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Jan
1/22/2012
Seventh Gulf Seismic Forum, Jeddah