International Peer-Reviewed Journals

Note: the CES-related authors are highlighted in bold.



Palgunadi, K.H., N. Poiata, J. Kinscher, P. Bernard, F. De-Santis, and I. Contrucci (2019) Methodology For Full Waveform Near Real-Time Automatic Detection and Localization of Microseismic events Using High (8 kHz) Sampling Rate Records in Mines: Application to The Garpenberg Mine (Sweden). Seismological Research Letter (Accepted 25 September 2019).​

Brothers, D.S., N.C. Miller, J.V. Barrie, P.J. Haeussler, H.G. Green, B.D. Andrews, O. Zielke, J. Watt, and P. Dartnell (in press). Plate boundary localization, slip-rates and rupture segmentation of the Queen Charlotte Fault based on submarine tectonic geomorphology. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. xxx, yyx-yyy.

Subhadra, N. and Mai, P.M. (2019). Estimation of Ground-Motion Variability in Japan, submitted to Bull.Seismol.Soc.Am.

Ballesio, M., Beck, J., Pandey, A., Parisi, L., von Schwerin, E., Tempone, R., 2019. Multilevel Monte Carlo Acceleration of Seismic Wave Propagation under Uncertainty. GEM - International Journal on Geomathematics, 10(1).

Gusman, A. R., Supendi, P., Nugraha, A. D., Power, W., Latief, H., Sunendar, H., Palgunadi, K., et al. (2019). Source model for the tsunami inside Palu Bay following the 2018 Palu earthquake, Indonesia. Geophysical Research Letters, 46.

Lombardo, L., Bakka, H., Tanyas, H., Western C., Mai, P.M. and Huser, R. (2019). Geostatistical Modeling to Capture Seismic‐Shaking Patterns From Earthquake‐Induced Landslides, Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth Surface.

Thingbaijam, K.K.S., and Mai, P.M. (2019). Further Notes on the New Empirical Earthquake Source-Scaling Laws, submitted to Bull. Seis. Sic. Am, May 2019

Vasyura-Batke, H., Dettmer, J., Steinberg, A., Heimann, S., Isken, M., Zielke, O., Jonsson, S., Mai, P.M., Sudhaus, H. (2019). The Bayesian Earthquake Analysis Tool, submitted to Seis. Res. Letts, Feb 2019

JayalakshmiS., Dhanya, J., Ragukanth, S., Mai, P.M. (2019). 3D Seismic Wave Amplification in the Indo-Gangetic Basin from Spectral Element Simulations, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (in press)​

Lombardo, L., Bakka, H., Tanyas, H., C. van Westen, Mai P.M., Huser, R. (2019). Assessing Landslide Intensity in Earthquake-Induced Disasters by using R-INLA, J. Geophys. Res. (in revision)

Wollherr, S.,  Gabriel, A.-A. and Mai, P.M. (2019). Landers reloaded: an integrated dynamic rupture model for the 1992 Landers earthquake, accepted J. Geophys. Research

Tang, Z.MaiP.M. , Zahran, H. (2019). Shear-velocity structure beneath Saudi Arabia from the joint inversion of P- and S-receiver function and Rayleigh-wave group velocity dispersion data, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124.

Mai, P.M. (2019). Supershear tsunami disaster, Nature Geoscience, Feb 04, 2019,

Mai, P.M., Jordi, J., Tang, Z(2019). Crust and upper mantle structure at the western margin of Saudi Arabia from receiver functions and surface wave analysis, in Geological Setting, Palaeoenvironment and Archaeology of the Red Sea, eds. N. Rasul and I. Stewart, DOI 978-3-319-99408-6_14, pages 307-322, 2019



Chen, K., Xu, W., Mai P.M. ,Gao, H. , Zhang, L., Ding, X. (2018). The 2017 Mw 7.3 Sarpol Zahāb Earthquake, Iran: A compact blind shallow dipping thrust event in the mountain front fault basement. Tectonophysics (2018), doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2018.09.015

Lombardo, L.Mai, P.M., (2018) Presenting logistic regression-based landslide susceptibility results. Engineering Geology, Vol 244, p. 108-114, 2018

Cruz-Jiménez, H., Li, G., MaP.M. , Hoteit, I., and Knio, O. (2018). Bayesian inference of earthquake rupture models using polynomial chaos expansion Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 3071–3088, 2018

Vyas, J.Mai, P.M.Galis, M., Dunham, E.M., Imperatori, W. (2018). Mach wave properties in the present of source and medium heterogeneities, Volume 214, Issue 3, 2035–2052,

Kaviani, A., Sandvol, E., Moradi, A., Rümpker, G., Tang, Z. and Mai, P.M.  (2018). Mantle Transition Zone Thickness beneath the Middle East: Evidence for segmented Tethyan slabs, delaminated lithosphere and lower mantle upwelling, J. Geophys. Res. Accepted manuscript online: 22 MAY 2018, DOI: 10.1029/2018JB015627

Ren, Z., Zielke, O., J. Yu (2018). Active tectonics in 4D high-resolution, J. Struct. Geol. 117, 264-271,

Parisi, L., Ferreira, A.M.G., and Ritsema, J. (2018). Apparent splitting of S waves propagating through an isotropic lowermost mantle, J. Geophys. Res. 123,

Zielke, O. (2018). Earthquake Recurrence and the Resolution Potential of Tectono-Geomorphic Records, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am. 108(3A), 1399-1413, doi:10.1785/012017241.

Lombardo, L., Saia, S., Schillaci, C., Mai, P.M., Huser, R. (2018) Modeling soil organic carbon with Quantile Regression: Dissecting predictors' effects on carbon stocks, Geoderma 318 (2018) 148–159,

Tang, Z., Julia, J. and Mai, P.M. (2018). Evidence for crustal low shear-wave speed in western Saudi Arabia from multi-scale fundamental-mode Rayleigh-wave group-velocity tomography, Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett, (accepted).



Galis M.,Ampuero, J.P., Mai, P.M., and Cappa, F. (2017). Induced seismicity provides insight into why earthquake ruptures stop, Science Advances 3(12), 1-10, doi:10.1126/sciadv.aap7528. 

Castro Camilo, D., Lombardo, L.Mai, P.M., Jie, D, and Huser, R. (2017). Handling high predictor dimensionality in slope-unit-based landslide susceptibility models through LASSO-penalized Generalized Linear Model. Environmental Modelling & Software 97, pp. 145-156.

Mai, P.M., Julia., J.,Tang, Z. (2017). Crust and Upper Mantle Structure at the Western Margin of Saudi Arabia from receiver functions and surface wave analysis, under revision for Springer Special Volume on Oceanography and Environment of the Red Sea

Passone, L., and Mai, P.M. (2017). Kinematic earthquake ground-motion simulations on listric normal faults, Bull. Seismol. Soc. of Am. 107(6),2980-2993, doi: 10.1785/0120170111.

Thingbaijam, K.K.S.Mai P.M.  and Goda, K. (2017). New empirical earthquake source scaling laws, Bull. Seismol. Soc. of Am. 107 (5), 2225-2246, doi: 10.1785/0120170017

Goda, K., Yasuda, T., Mai, P.M., Maruyama, T., Mori N. (2017). Tsunami simulations of mega-thrust earthquakes in the Nankai–Tonankai Trough (Japan) based on stochastic rupture scenarios. Scourse, E. M., Chapman, N. A., Tappin, D. R. &Wallis, S. R. (eds) Tsunamis: Geology, Hazards and Risks. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 456,

Mori, N., Mai, P.M., Goda, K & Yasuda, T. (2017). ‘Tsunami Inundation Variability from Stochastic Rupture Scenarios: Application to the 2011 Tohoku, Japan Earthquake Multiple Inversions’. Coastal Engineering, Vol 127., pp. 88 - 105

Mai, P.M., Galis, M., Thingbaijam, K.K.S., Vyas, J.C., Dunham, E. (2017). Accounting for fault roughness in pseudo-dynamic ground-motion simulations, Pure Appl. Geophys. doi:10.1007/s00024-017-1536-8

Zielke, O., Galis, M. and Mai, P.M. (2017). Roughness and strength heterogeneity control fault friction and earthquake stress drop, accepted for Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2016GL071700

Wang, L., Hainzl, S. and Mai, P.M. (2017). To which level did the 2010 M8.8 Maule earthquake fill the pre-existing seismic gap, Geophys. J. Int., 211, p 498-511, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggx304



Tang, Z., Jordi, J., Zahran H. and Mai, P.M. (2016). The lithospheric shear-wave velocity structure of Saudi Arabia: Young volcanism in an old shield, Tectonophysics 680, 8–27.

ThingbaijamK.K.S and Mai, P.M.  (2016). Evidence for truncated exponential probability distribution of earthquake, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 106, 1802–1816.

Vyas, J., Galis M., and Mai, P.M. (2016). Distance and azimuthal dependence of ground-motion variability, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., Vol. 106, No. 4, doi: 10.1785/0120150298

Zielke, O.and Mai, P.M. (2016). Sub-patch roughness in earthquake rupture investigations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 1893–1900, doi:10.1002/2015GL067084.

Mai, P.M., Shearer, P., Ampuero, J.-P., Lay, T. (2016). Standards for documenting finite-fault earthquake rupture models, Seis. Res. Lett., 87 (3), doi: 10.1785/0220150204

Mai, P.M., Schorlemmer, D., Page, M., Ampuero, J.-P., Asano, K., Causse, M., Custodio, S., Fan, W., Festa, G., Galis, M., Gallovic, F., Imperatori, W., Käser, M., Malytskyy, D., Okuwaki, R., Pollitz, F., Passone, L.Razafindrakoto, H.N.T., Sekiguchi, H., Song, S.G., Somala, S., Thingbaijam, K.K.S., Twardzik, C., van Driel, M., Vyas, J.C., Wang, R., Yagi, Y., Zielke, O., (2016). The earthquake source inversion validation (SIV) exercise, Seis. Res. Lett., 87 (3),  690 - 708, doi: 10.1785/0220150231

Parisi, L., Ferreira, A.M.G. (2016). 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

Goda, K., Yasuda, T., Mori, N. and Mai, P.M. (2016). Uncertainty Analysis of Tsunami Inundation Footprints for the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, II: Considering Stochastic Scenarios based on Multiple Source Models, under revision in Natural Hazards (April 2015)

Haddon, E. K., Amos, C. B., Zielke, O., Jayko, A. S. and Bürgmann R. (2016), Surface slip during the large Owens Valley earthquakes, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 17, 2239-2269, doi:10.1002/2015GC006033.



Thang, Z., Mai, P.M., Thingbaijam, K. K.S.Razafindrakoto H.N., and  Genton M. (2015). Comparing earthquake slip models with the Spatial Prediction Comparison Test, Geophys. J. Int., 200, 185–198 doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu383

Fälth, B., Hökmark, H., Lund, B., Mai, P.M., Roberts, R. and Munier, R, (2015), Simulating earthquake rupture and off-fault fracture response: Application to the safety assessment of the Swedish nuclear waste repository, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 10.1785/0120140090

Galis, M.,PeltiesC., Kristek, J., Moczo, P., Ampuero, J.-P., Mai, P.M. (2015), On initiation of sustained slip-weakening ruptures by localized stresses, Geophys. J. Int., 200, 890-909, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu436

Gallovic, F., Imperatori,W. and Mai, P.M. (2015). Effect of lateral three-dimensional velocity heterogeneities and topography on slip inversions: case study of the Mw 6.3 2009 L’Aquila earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 428–449, doi:10.1002/2014JB011650

Razafindrakoto, H.N.T., MaiP.M., Genton, M.G., Zhang L.Thingbaijam K.K.S(2015), Quantifying variability in earthquake rupture models using multidimensional scaling: application to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, Geophys. J. Int. (2015) 202, 17–40, doi:10.1093/gji/ggv088

Imperatori, W. and Mai P.M. (2015). The role of topography and lateral velocity heterogeneities on near-source scattering, revised for Geophys. J. Int., Geophys. J. Int. (2015) 202, 2163–2181, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv281

Goda, K., Yasuda, T., Mori, N. and Mai, P.M. (2015), Variability of tsunami inundation footprints considering stochastic scenarios based on a single rupture model: Application to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, 4552–4575, doi:10.1002/2014JC010626.

Wang, L., Hainzl, S. and Mai P.M. (2015), Quantifying slip balance in the earthquake cycle: Coseismic slip model constrained by interseismic coupling, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120,8383–8403, doi:10.1002/2015JB011987

Mughal, I., Jadoon, K.Z.,  Mai, P.M., Al-Mashharawi, S. and Missimer, T.M  (2015). Experimental Measurement of Diffusive Extinction Depth and Soil Moisture Gradients in a Dune Sand Aquifer in Wester Saudi Arabia: Assessment of Evaporation Loss for Design of a MAR System, Water 2015, 7, 6967-6982; doi:10.3390/W7126669

Salisbury, J. B., Haddad, D.E., Rockwell, T., Arrowsmith, J R., Zielke, O., Scharer K. (2015). Validation of meter-scale surface faulting offset measurements from high-resolution topographic data, Geosphere 11(6), 1-19, doi:10.1130/GES01197.1.

Zielke O., Klinger, Y., Arrowsmith, J R. (2015, invited review paper), Fault Slip and Earthquake Recurrence Along Strike-Slip Faults --Contributions Of High-Resolution Geomporphic Data, Tectonophysics 638, 43-62, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.11.004.

Parisi, L., Ferreira, A.M.G., Capdeville, Y. (2015). Validity domain of the Born approximation for seismic waveform modelling in realistic 3-D Earth structure Geophysical Journal International, 200 (2), art. no. ggu446, pp. 908-914.

Di Stefano, P., Favara, R., Luzio, D., Renda, P., Cacciatore, M.S., Calò, M., Napoli,
 G., Parisi, L., Todaro, S. and Zarcone G.(2015). A regional-scale discontinuity in western Sicily revealed by a multidisciplinary approach: A new piece for understanding the geodynamic puzzle of the southern Mediterranean, Tectonics, 34, 2067–2085, doi:10.1002/2014TC003759. 



Mai, P.M. and Thingbaijam K.K.S. (2014). SRCMOD: An online database of finite-fault rupture model, Seis. Res. Lett., Nov/Dec 2014

Tappin, D.R., Grilli, S.T., Harris, J.C., Geller, R.J., Masterlark, T., Kirby, F., Shi, F., Ma. G., ThingbaijamK.K.S. and Mai, P.M.(2014). Did a submarine landslide contribute to the 2011 Tohoku tsunami?, Marine Geology, 10.1016/j.margeo.2014.09.043

Goda K., Mai, P.M., Yasuda, T. and Mori, N. (2014). Sensitivity of Tsunami Wave Profile and Inundation Simulations to Earthquake Slip and Fault Geometry for the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, Earth, Planets, Space. 66:105

Parisi, L., Ferreira, A.M.G. & Capdeville, Y. (2014). Validity domain of the Born Approximation for seismic waveform modelling in realistic Earth structure. Geophysical Journal International, 200 (2), 910-916, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu446

Missimer, T.M., Mai P.M. and Ghaffour N. (2014). A new assessment of combined geothermal electric generation and desalination in western Saudi Arabia: targeted hot spot development, Desalination and Water Treatment, DOI: 10.1080/19443994.2014.939868

Razafindrakoto, H., and Mai, P.M. (2014). Uncertainty in earthquake source imaging due to variations in source time function and Earth structure, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., Vol. 104, No. 2, pp. 855–874, doi: 10.1785/0120130195

van Dinther, Y.Mai, P.M., Dalguer, L.A., Gerya, T.V. (2014). Modeling the seismic cycle in subduction zones: the role and spatiotemporal occurrence of off-megathrust earthquakes, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1002/2013GL058886

Galis, M., (2014). The finite-difference modeling of earthquake motions: Waves and ruptures. Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-1-107-02881-4., Ferreira, A.M.G. & Capdeville, Y., 2014. Validity domain of the Born Approximation for seismic waveform modelling in realistic Earth structure. Geophysical Journal International, 200 (2), 910-916, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu446.


Funiciello, F., Corbi, F., van Dinther, Y., and Heuret, A. (2013). Unravelling Megathrust Seismicity, Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 94 (51), 497-498.

Mikhailov, V., Lyakhovsky, V., Panet, I., van Dinther, Y., Diament, M., Gerya, T.V., deViron, O., and Timoshkina, E. (2013). Numerical modelling of post-seismic rupture propagation after the Sumatra 26.12.2004 earthquake constrained by GRACE gravity data, Geophys. J. Int., 194 (2): 640-650, doi:10.1093/gji/ggt145

Nath, S.K., Thingbaijam, K.K.S., Adhikari, M.D., Nayak, A., Devaraj, N., Ghosh, S.K. and Mahajan A.K. (2013). Topographic gradient based site characterization in India complemented by strong ground-motion spectral attributes, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 55, 233-246.

Landgraf, A., Zielke, O., Arrowsmith, J R., et al. (2013). Differentiating simple and composite tectonic landscapes using numerical fault slip modeling with an example from the south central Alborz mountains, Iran, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 118, 1792–1805, doi:10.1002/jgrf.20109

van Dinther, Y., Gerya, T.V., Dalguer, L.A.,  Mai, P.M., Morra, G., and Giardini D.(2013). The seismic cycle at subduction thrusts: insights from seismo-thermo-mechanical models, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 118, 6183–6202, doi:10.1002/2013JB010380

Song, S-G., Dalguer, L.A., and Mai, P.M. (2013). Pseudo-dynamic source modeling with 1-point and 2-point statistics of earthquake source parameters, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 196 (3): 1770-1786 doi:10.1093/gji/ggt479

Gabriel, A.A., Ampuero J.P., Dalguer, L.A., and Mai, P.M.  (2013). Source properties of dynamic rupture pulses with off-fault plasticity, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 118, 4117–4126, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50213.

Causse, M., Dalguer, L.A., and Mai, P.M. (2013). Variability of dynamic source properties inferred from finite-source rupture models of past earthquakes, Geophys. J. Int, doi: 196 (3): 1754-1769 doi:10.1093/gji/ggt478

Bharadwaj, P., Nissen-Meyer T., Schuster, G.T., Garnero, E.J. and Mai, P.M. (2013) Enhancing core-diffracted arrivals by super-virtual interferometry, Geophys. J. Int, doi: 196 (2): 1177-1188 doi:10.1093/gji/ggt452

Imperatori, W., Mai, P.M. (2013).  Broadband near-field ground-motion simulations in 3-dimensional scattering media, Geophys. J. Int, 192(2): 725-744, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggs041.

van Dinther, Y., GeryaT.V., Dalguer, L.A., Corbi, F., Funiciello, F., and Mai, P.M. (2013). The seismic cycle at subduction thrusts: 2. Dynamic implications of geodynamic simulations validated with laboratory models, J. Geoph. Res., 118(4), 1502–1525, doi:10.1029/2012JB009479.

van DintherY., Mai, P.M., Dalguer, L.A., and Faccena C. (2013). The seismic cycle at subduction thrust faults: 1. Insights from laboratory models, J Geophys. Res. 15 APR 2013, DOI: 10.1029/2012JB009481.



Zielke, O., Arrowsmith, J. R., Ludwig, L. G., et al. (2012). High-Resolution Topography-Derived Offsets along the 1857 Fort Tejon Earthquake Rupture Trace, San Andreas Fault, Seismology Society of American 102(3), 1135-1154, June 2012, doi: 10.1785/0120110230.

Zielke, O., Arrowsmith, J. R, (2012). LaDiCaoz and LiDARimager-MATLAB GUIs for LiDAR data handling and lateral displacement measurement, GEOSPHERE 8(1), 206-221, February 2012, doi: 10.1130/GES00686.1.

Haddad, D. E.; Zielke, O., Arrowsmith (2012). Estimating two-dimensional static stabilities and geomorphic settings of precariously balanced rocks from unconstrained digital photographs, GEOSPHERE 8(5), 1042-1053, February 2012, doi: 10.1130/GES00788.1.

Haddad, D. E., Akciz, S. O., Arrowsmith, J. R., Arrowsmith, D.D. Rhodes, OldowJ.S., Zielke, O., Toké ,N.A., Haddad, A.G., Mauer J. and Shilpakar P.(2012). Applications of airborne and terrestrial laser scanning to paleoseismology, GEOSPHERE 8(4), 771-786, August 2012, doi: 10.1130/GES00701.1.

Nath, S.K., Thingbaijam, K.K.S., Maiti, S.K., Nayak A. (2012). Ground motion predictions in Shillong region, northeast India, Journal of Seismology 16(3), 475-488.

Nath, S.K.,  Thingbaijam, K.K.S. (2012). A probabilistic seismic hazard assessment of India, Seismological Research Letters, 83(1), 135-149.

van Dinther, Y., Morra, G., Funiciello, F., Rossetti, F. and faccenna, C. (2012). Exhumation and subduction erosion in orogenic wedges: Insights from numerical models, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 13. Q06003, doi: 10.1029/2011GC004011.

Oglesby, D.D., and Mai, P.M. (2012). Fault Geometry, rupture dynamics, and ground motion from potential earthquakes on the North Anatolian Fault Zone under the Sea of Marmara, Geophys. J. Int. (2012) doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05289.x.

Zonno, G., Basili, R., Meroni, F., Musacchio, G., Mai, P.M. and Valensise, G., (2012): High-Frequency Maximum Observable Shaking Map of Italy from Fault Sources, Bull. Earthquake Eng., DOI: 10.1007/s10518-012-9346-y.

Bethmann, F., N. Deichmann, and Mai, P.M. (2012). Attenuation in sediments of 2.5km depth underneath the city of Basel, Switzerland, Geophys. J. Int. (2012), doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05555.x.

Mena, B., Dalguer, L.A. and Mai, P.M. (2012). Pseudo-dynamic source characterization for strike-slip faulting, including stress heterogeneity and super-shear rupture, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., Vol 102, No 4., p. 1654-1680, doi:10.1785/0120110111.

Gabriel, A.A., Ampuero, J.-P., Dalguer, L.A. and Mai, P.M. (2012). The Transition of Dynamic Rupture Modes in Elastic Media, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B9, doi:10.1029/2012JB009468, 2012.

Imperatori, W. and Mai, P.M. (2012). Sensitivity of broadband ground-motion simulations to earthquake source and Earth structure variations: an application to the Messina Straits (Italy), Geophys. J. Int. (2012) doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05296.x. 



Harris, R. A., Barall, M., Andrews, D.J., Duan, B., Ma, S., Dunham, E.M., Gabriel, A.-A., Kaneko, Y., Kase, Y., Aagaard, B. T., Oglesby, D.D., Ampuero, J.-P. T., Hanks,  C. and Abrahamson N. (2011). Verifying a computational method for predicting extreme ground motion. Seismological Research Letters, 82(5):638–644, doi:10.1785/gssrl.80.1.119

Dalguer, L.A., and P.M. Mai (2011). Near-source ground-motion variability from M ~6.5 dynamic rupture simulations, in Proceedings of the 4th IASPEI / IAEE International Symposium on Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion, August 23–26, 2011, University of California Santa Barbara.

Mai, P.M., and L.A. Dalguer (2011). Broadband ground-motions from rupture dynamics, in Proceedings of the 4th IASPEI / IAEE International Symposium on Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion, August 23–26, 2011, University of California Santa Barbara.

Jimenez, H.C., Chavez-Garcia, F.J., Furumura, T., Mai, P.M. (2011). Attenuation of ground motion perpendicular to the Mexican subduction zone, in Proceedings of the 4th IASPEI / IAEE International Symposium on Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion, August 23–26, 2011, University of California Santa Barbara.

Page, M., Mai, P.M. and D. Schorlemmer (2011). Testing Earthquake Source Inversion Methodologies, Eos, Vol. 92, No. 9, 1 March 2011.

Mai, P.M. (2011). Classifying and quantifying the near-field strong motion variability and the effects of source complexity on near-field ground motions, Georisk, 5(1), 25–43.

Bethmann, F., Deichmann, N. and Mai, P.M. (2011). Scaling Relations of Local Magnitude vs. Moment Magnitude for Sequences of Similar Earthquakes in Switzerland, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., Vol. 101, No. 1, pp. 2124–2142, February 2011, doi: 10.1785/012008019.

Zielke, O. (2011). Constraining slip and timing of past earthquake ruptures, in McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, 496pp, McGraw-Hill Professional.  



Mai, P.M., Imperatori, W., Olsen, K.B. (2010). Hybrid Broadband Ground-Motion Simulations: Combining Long-Period Deterministic Synthetics with High-Frequency Multiple S-to-S Backscattering, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., Vol. 100, No. 5A, pp. 2124–2142, October 2010, doi: 10.1785/0120080194.

Causse, M., Cotton, F. and Mai, P.M. (2010). Constraining the roughness degree of slip heterogeneity, J. Geophys. Res., Vol.115, B05304, doi:10.1029/2009JB006747.

Mena, B., Mai, P.M., Olsen, K.B., Purvance, M. and Brune, J. (2010). Hybrid Broadband Ground-Motion Simulation Using Scattering Green’s Functions: Application to Large-Magnitude Events, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 100, No. 5A, pp. 2143–2162, October 2010, doi: 10.1785/0120080318.



Kraft, T., Mai, P.M., Wiemer, S., Deichmann, N., Ripperger, J., Kästli, P., Bachmann, C., Fäh, D., Wössner, J. and Giardini, D. (2009), Enhanced geothermal systems: mitigating risks in urban areas, EOS, Vol. 90, No. 32, pp. 273-274.

Mai, P.M. (2009) Ground Motion: Complexity and Scaling in the Near Field of Earthquake Ruptures, in Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science, W.H.K. Lee and R. Meyers (Eds.), Springer, pp 4435-4474.



Oglesby, D.D., Mai, P.M., Atakan, K. and Pucci, S. (2008). Dynamic models of earthquakes on the North Anatolian Fault under the Sea of Marmara: The effect of hypocenter location, Vol 35, L18302, doi:10.1029/2008GL035037.

Teramo, A., Bottari, A., Termini, D., Teramo, M., Crowley, H., Pinho, R., Lopez, M., Cultrera, G., Cocco, M., Cirella, A., Herrero, A., Piatanesi,A., Lorito, S., Romano, F., Mai, P.M., & Imperatori, W., 2008. Dal Terremoto Di Messina 1908 Alla Valutazione Di Scenari Di Danno Nel 2008 - from the 1908 Messina Earthquake to Scenario Damage Assessment in 2008, IUSS Press, ISBN 978-88-6198-027-3.

Monelli, D., Mai, P.M, Jonsson, S. and Giardini, D. (2008). Bayesian imaging of the 2000 Western Tottori (Japan) earthquake through fitting of strong motion and GPS data, Geophys. J. Int. (2008) doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03943.x.

Monelli, D., and Mai, P.M. (2008) Bayesian inference of kinematic earthquake rupture parameters through fitting of strong motion data, Geophys. J. Int., 173, 220-232, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03733.x.

Ripperger, J., Mai, P.M. and Ampuero, J. P.(2008). Variability of near-field ground-motion from dynamic earthquake rupture simulation. Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., Vol. 98 (3), 1207-1228.



Käser, M., Mai, P.M. and Dumbser, M. (2007), Accurate Calculation of Fault-Rupture Models Using the High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Method on Tetrahedral Meshes, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., Vol. 97 (5), 1570-1586.

Ripperger, J., Ampuero, J. P., Mai, P.M. and Giardini, D. (2007). Earthquake source characteristics from dynamic rupture with constrained stochastic fault stress.  J. Geophys. Res. 112: B04311, doi:10.1029/2006JB004515.

Boschi, L., Ampuero, J.-P., Peter, D., Mai, P.M., Soldati, G., Giardini, D. (2007) Petascale computing for future breakthroughs in global seismology, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 163 (1-4), 245-250, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2007.02.011.

Hillers, G., Mai, P.M., Ben-Zion, Y., and Ampuero, J.-P.( 2007). Statistical properties of seismicity of fault zones at different evolutionary stages, Geophys. J. Int., 169, 515–533 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03275.x.



Mai, P.M., Somerville, P., Pitarka, A., Dalguer, L., Miyake, H., Beroza,G., Song, S-G., Irikura, K. (2006). Fracture enrgy scaling in dynamicrupture models of past eartquakes, Eartquakes : Radiated Energy and yhe Physic of Faulting, Geophysical Monograph Series 170 (edited by A. McGarr, R. Abercrombie, H. Kanamori), 283-294.

Ampuero, J.-P., Ripperger, J. and Mai, P.M. (2006) Rupture nucleation and arrest for stochastic initial stress: quantitative insights from fracture energy balance, Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting, Geophysical Monograph Series 170 (edited by A. McGarr, R. Abercrombie, H. Kanamori), 255-262.

Sørensen, M.B., Oprsal, I., Bonnefoy-Claudet, S., Atakan, K., Mai, P.M., Pulido, N. and Yalciner, C. (2006). Local site effects in Ataköy, Istanbul, Turkey, due to a future large earthquake in the Marmara Sea, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03204.x.

Wössner, J., Schorlemmer, D.,MaiP.M. and Wiemer, S. (2006). Publisher’s correction to ‘‘Spatial correlation of aftershock locations and on-fault main shock properties’’, J. Geophys. Res, Vol 111, B09399, doi:10.1029/2006JB004676.

Wössner, J., Schorlemmer, D., Mai, P.M. and Wiemer, S. (2006). A quantitative test for the spatial and temporal relationship between mainshock rupture properties and aftershock locations, J. Geophys. Res, Vol. 111, B08301, doi:10.1029/2005JB003961.

Hillers, G., Ben-Zion, Y. and Mai, P.M. (2006). Seismicity on a fault controlled by rate-and-state dependent friction with spatial variation of the critical slip distance, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2005JB003859.



Mai, P.M., Spudich, P. and Boatwright, J. (2005). Hypocenter locations in finite-source rupture models, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., Vol 95 (3),965-980.

Manighetti, I., Campillo, M., Sammis, C., Mai, P.M. and King, G. (2005). Evidence for self-similar, triangular slip distributions on earthquakes: implications for earthquake and fault mechanics, J. Geophys. Res., 110 (B5): Art. No. B05302.

Oprsal, I., D. Fäh, P.M. Mai and D. Giardini (2005). Deterministic earthquake scenario for the Basel area – Simulating strong motion and site effects for Basel (Switzerland), J. Geophys. Res. Vol. 110, B04305, doi:10.1029/ 2004JB003188.

Hartzell, S., Guatteri, M., Mai, P.M., Liu, P.-C., Fiske, M. (2005). Calculation of broadband time histories of ground motion: Part II, Kinematic and dynamic modeling with theoretical Green’s functions, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., Vol. 95 (2), pp. 614–645.  


2004 and before 

Guatteri, M., MaiP.M. and Beroza, G.C.(2004). A pseudo-dynamic approximation to dynamic rupture models for strong ground motion prediction, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., Vol 94 (6), pp. 2051-2063.

Ripperger, J., and Mai, P.M. (2004). Fast computation of static stress changes on 2D faults from final slip distributions, Geophys. Res. Lett.,  Vol. 31, No. 18, L18610 10.1029/2004GL020594.

Guatteri, M., MaiP.M., Beroza, G.C. and Boatwright, J. (2003). Strong-ground motion prediction from stochastic-dynamic source models, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., Vol. 93 (1), pp. 301-313.

Mai, P.M., and Beroza, G.C. (2003). A hybrid method for calculating near-source broadband seismograms: application to strong motion prediction, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 137, 183-199.

Mai, P.M., and Beroza, G.C. (2002). A spatial random-field model to characterize complexity in earthquake slip, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 107 (B11), 2308, doi:10.1029/2001JB000588.

Mai, P.M., and Beroza, G.C.(2000). Source-scaling properties from finite-fault rupture models, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., Vol. 90 (3), pp. 604-615.

Ritter, J.R.R., MaiP.M., Stoll, G. and Fuchs,K. (1997). Scattering of teleseismic waves in the lower crust - Observations in Massif Central, France, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 104, 127-146.



Selected Conference Abstracts (2012 – 2006)



Mai, P.M., and Dalguer, L. (2012). Physics-based broadband ground-motion simulations: rupture dynamics combined with seismic scattering in a heterogeneous Earth crust, Conference Paper in the Proceedings of the15th World Conference of Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa (Portugal), Sept 24-28, 2012.

Dalguer, L, and MaiP.M. (2012). Prediction of near-source ground motion exceeding 1g at low frequencies (<2Hz) from Mw~6.5 deterministic physics-based dynamic rupture simulations, Conference Paper in the Proceedings of the15th World Conference of Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa (Portugal), Sept 24-28,


Jimenez, H.C., Mai, P.M., E.E. Prudencio. Assessing earthquake source models under uncertainty with Bayesian analysis and parallel MCMC algorithms, accepted at 2012 SSA General Assembly, San Diego, 17–19, April, 2012.

Gabriel, A.A., Ampuero, J-P, Mai, P.M., Dalguer, L.A. Constraints on strong ground motion from complex dynamic rupture simulations in elastic and plastic media, accepted at 2012 SSA General Assembly, San Diego, 17–19 April, 2012.

Razafindrakoto, H., and Mai, P.M.  Uncertainty Quantification of  Kinematic Source Parameters using a Bayesian Approach, accepted at  2012 EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 22–27 April, 2012.

Mai, P.M., Schorlemmer, D., Page, M. The Source Inversion Validation (SIV) Initiative: A Collaborative Study on Uncertainty Quantification in Earthquake Source Inversions, accepted at 2012 EGU General Assembly, Vienna, 22–27 April, 2012.

Mai, P.M. and Dalguer, L.A. Broadband ground-motion simulations from rupture dynamics, Seventh Gulf Seismic Forum, Jan 22-25, 2012, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Cui, Z., and Mai, P.M. Receiver-Functions analysis using SGS broadband data to examine Moho-depths and a hypothesized magma chamber in Saudi Arabia, Seventh Gulf Seismic Forum, Jan 22-25, 2012, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.



Van Dinther, Y., Gerya, T., Corbi, F., Funiciello, F., Mai, P.M., and Dalguer, L. A. The long-term seismic cycle at subduction thrusts: benchmarking geodynamic numerical simulations and analogue models, American Geophysical Union - Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 05-09 December, 2011.

Gabriel, A.A., Ampuero, J-P., Mai, P.M. and Dalguer, L. A. Macroscopic source properties from dynamic rupture styles in plastic media. 2011 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 05-09 December, 2011.

Gabriel, A.A., Ampuero J-O., Mai, P.M. and Dalguer, L. A.. Transition and macroscopic source properties of dynamic rupture styles. 2011 ESF Workshop "Continuing Challenges in Earthquake Dynamics" Obergurgl, Austria, 24-29 September, 2011.

van Dinther, Y., Gerya, T., Corbi, F., Funiciello, F., Mai, P.M., and Dalguer, L. A. The long-term seismic cycle at subduction thrusts: benchmarking geodynamic numerical simulations and analogue models, Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, November 2011.

Dalguer, L.A., and  Mai, P.M. (2011). Near-source ground-motion variability from M~6.5 dynamic rupture simulations, accepted for the 4th IASPEI/IAEE International Symposium on Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motions, Aug. 23-26, 2011, University of Santa Barbara (CA).

Jimenez, H.C., Chavez-Garcia, F.J., Furumura,  T., Mai, P.M. Attenuation of ground motion perpendicular to the Mexican subduction zone, 4th IASPEI / IAEE International Symposium: Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion, Aug. 23–26, 2011, University California Santa Barbara.

Jimenez, H.C.Mai, P.M.Prudencio, E.E., Babuska, I., Tempone, R., Motamed, M. Bayesian earthquake source validation for ground motion Simulation, 2011 SCEC Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, Sep 11-14, 2011.

Mai, P.M., and Dalguer, L.A. (2011). Broadband ground-motions from rupture dynamics, accepted for the 4th IASPEI/IAEE International Symposium on Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motions, Aug. 23-26, 2011, University of Santa Barbara (CA).

Nissen-Meyer, T., Fournier, A., Mai, P.M., Haslinger, F., Giardini, D. Real-time global seismic wave propagation and non-linear inversion for source and structure, CTBT Science and Technology Conference 2011, Vienna, Austria.

van Dinther, Y., Gerya, T., Corbi, F., Funiciello, F., Mai, P.M., and Dalguer, L. A. The long-term seismic cycle at a subduction thrust: comparing geodynamic numerical simulations to analogue models, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics - General Assembly, June 2011, Melbourne, Australia.

Razafindrakoto, H., and Mai, P.M. Resolution Analysis of Tottori earthquake models from strong motion, QUEST workshop (July 12-19, 2011, Hveragerdi, Iceland).

Al-Shuhail, A., and Mai, P.M. (2011). Optimzation of broadband station locations in Saudi Arabia, accepted for Graduate Student Symposium, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, May 4th, 2011.

Mai, P.M. (2011). Earthquake Rupture Inversions: The (ugly) past, the (not-quite-as-ugly) present, and the (hopefully bright) future, accepted at QUEST workshop, July 12-18, 2011, Iceland

vaDinther, Y., Gerya, T., Corbi, F., Funiciello, F. , Mai, P.M. and Dalguer L.A. (2011). The long-term seismic cycle at a subduction thrust in geodynamic numerical simulations compared to analogue gelatin models, accepted at IASPEI/IUGG conference, June 28-July 7, Melbourne, Australia.

Imperatori, W., and Mai, P.M.  (2011).  Near-field ground-motion simulation including 3D scattering, Annual Meeting of the Seismological Society of America, Memphis, April 13-15, 2011.

Gabriel, A.A., Ampuero, J.-P., Dalguer, L.A. and Mai, P.M. (2011) Transition Of Dynamic Rupture Modes In Elastic Media, Annual Conference of the European Geophysical Union (EGU), Vienna, Apr 03-08, 2011.

van Dinther, Y., Gerya, T., Mai, P.M. and Dalguer, L.A. (2011). Seismic-cycle geodynamic simulations of subduction thrust earthquakes, Annual Conference of the European Geophysical Union (EGU), Vienna, Apr 03-08, 2011.

Mai, P.M. (2011). Magnitude 9 in Japan: An earthquake and its consequences, Public Lecture given at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, March 20, 2011.



Causse, M., and Mai, P.M. (2010). Source Inversion Validation – Green’s Function Test, Abstract S53C-1993, San Francisco (CA), Dec 13-17, 2010, American Geophysical Union fall meeting.

Mai, P.M.Page, Mand Schorlemmer, D. (2010). Source Inversion Validation: Quantifying Uncertainties in Earthquake Source Inversions, Abstract S41D-03 San Francisco (CA), Dec 13-17, 2010, American Geophysical Union fall meeting.

Gabriel, A.A., Ampuero, J.-P., Dalguer, L.A. and Mai, P.M. (2010) Transition Of Dynamic Rupture Modes And Macroscopic Source Properties In Elastic And Plastic Media, Abstract S33E-04 San Francisco (CA), Dec 13-17, 2010, American Geophysical Union fall meeting.

Mai, P.M., Page, M., and Schorlemmer, D. (2010). source inversion Validation: Quantifying Uncertainties in Eartquake Source inversion, Workshop on Eartquake Source Dynamics, Smolenica Castle  (Bratislava, Slovakia), June 27- July 1, 2010.

Mai, P.M., and Dalguer L.A. (2010). Dynamic earthquake rupture modeling in the presence of stress heterogeneity, Symposium on Fracture Mechanics, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Oct 31 – Nov 01, 2010.



Van Dinther, Y., Gerya,T. , Mai, P.M., Dalguer, L.A., Morra, G. (2009) Toward Studying the Variability of Earthquake Seismicity in Geodynamic Numerical Simulations of a Subduction Zone, San Francisco (CA), Dec 14-18, 2009, American Geophysical Union fall meeting.

Kraft T, et al. (2009). Enhanced Geothermal Systems in Urban Areas - Lessons Learned from the 2006 Basel ML3.4 Earthquake, San Francisco (CA), Dec 14-18, 2009, American Geophysical Union fall meeting.

Dalguer, L.A., and Mai, P.M. (2009). The dynamic rupture and near source ground motion characteristics of thrust, normal and vertical strike slip faults under different tectonic loading regimes, San Francisco (CA), Dec 14-18, 2009, American Geophysical Union fall meeting.

Dalguer, L.A., and Mai, P.M. (2009). Implications of Style-of-Faulting and Loading Characteristics on the Dynamic Rupture Process”, San Francisco (CA), Dec 15-19, 2008, American Geophysical Union fall meeting.



Monelli. D., and Mai, P.M. (2008). Estimating dynamic rupture parameters from an uncertain: application to the 2000 Western Tottori (Japan) earthquake”, San Francisco (CA), Dec 15-19, 2008, American Geophysical Union fall meeting.

Hillers, G., Ampuero, J.-P., Wesnousky, S.G. ,Ben-Zion, Y., Mai, P.M. (2008). Rate-and-state cycle simulations and their application to scaling problems in seismology”, San Francisco (CA), Dec 15-19, 2008, American Geophysical Union fall meeting.

Imperatori, W., and Mai, P.M(2008). Broadband ground motion simulations in the Messina Strait area (Southern Italy): Appraising strong motion variability due to complexity in source and Earth structure”, San Francisco (CA), Dec 15-19, 2008, Americal Geophysical Union fall meeting.

Mai, P.M. (2008). Quantifying the properties of large-slip asperities in earthquake source models", Santa Fe, (NM, U.S.A.), 16-19 April, 2008, Annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America.

Mai, P.M., Song, S., Hillers, G., Pitarka, A., Dalguer L., Ampuero, J.-P. (2008). Dynamic Ruptures from Simulations of Long-Term Slip Histories: A Feasibility Study”, Annual meeting of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), Sept. 6 – 10, 2008, Palm Springs (CA), U.S.A.

Mena, B., Mai, P.M., Olsen, K B., Purvance, M. and Brune J. (2008). Contraintsfrom Precariously Balanced Rocks, on Broad-band Ground Motion Simulation for Seven Terashake Scenarios on the Southern San Andreas Fault, Santa Fe, (NM, U.S.A.), 16-19 April, 2008, Annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America

Bethmann, F., Deichmann, N., Mai. P.M. (2008). Scaling relations of Mw vs Ml for families of earthquakes on Switzerland”, Vienna (Austria), 16 – 20 April, 2008, European Geophysical Union.



Mai, P.M., Burjanek, J., Delouis, B., Festa, G., Francois-Holden, C., Monelli, D., Uchide, T., Zahradnik, J. (2007). Source-inversion blindtest: initial results and further developments, accepted for AGU Fall meeting (San Francisco), December 2007.

Mai, P.M. (2007). Quantifying Properties of Large-Slip Asperities in Earthquake Source Models, NMESD 2007 Workshop, Smolenice Castle (Slovakia), Sept 2-6, 2007.

MaiP.M., Ampuero, J.P. (2007). Near-field strong ground-motion from dynamic earthquake ruptures in heterogeneous stress, EGU 2007, Vienna, April 2-7, 2007.

Monelli, D., Mai, P.M. (2007). Bayesian estimation of kinematic earthquake source parameters through non-linear inversion of strong motion data, EGU 2007, Vienna, April 2-7, 2007.

Monelli, D., Mai, P.M. (2007). The 2000 Western Tottori earthquake source imaged through inversion of strong motion data, EGU 2007, Vienna, April 2-7, 2007.

Bühler, J.S., Mai, P.M., Jonsson, S. (2007). Source-modelling of the 2003 Bam earthquake using multiple data sets, EGU 2007, Vienna, April 2-7, 2007.

Mena, B., Mai, P.M. (2007). Time-frequency characterization of near-fault directivity pulses for structural and geotechnical analysis, EGU 2007, Vienna, April 2-7, 2007.



Mai, P.M., Oglesby, D., Pucci, S. (2006). Ground motion from potential earthquakes in the Sea of Marmara, Turkey, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract. S34A-03, 2006.

Hillers, G., Ampuero, J.-P., Ben-Zion, Y. and Mai, P.M. (2006). Nucleation and arrest properties of instabilities in rate-and-state earthquake cycle simulations, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S31A-0191, 2006.

Mai, P.M., and Hillers, G. (2006). Earthquake scaling and near-source ground-motions from multi-cycle earthquake simulation, First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, 3-8 Sept. 2006, Geneva, Switzerland.

Mai, P.M., Ampuero, J.-P., Ripperger, J., Hillers, G. (2006). Source-scaling and near-source ground-motion in the presence of earthquake rupture complexity, Conference of Mathematical Geophysics, Sea of Galilee (Israel), June 4-8, 2006.

Mai, P.M., Hillers, J.-P. Ampuero, and Y. Ben-Zion (2006). Earthquake Scaling and Near-Source Ground-Motions from Multi-cycle Earthquake Simulation, EGU 2006, Vienna, April 3-7, 2006.

Mai, P.M., Festa, G. and the SPICE Local-Scale task Group (2006). The resolving power of kinematic source inversions: a blind test, EGU 2006, Vienna, April 3-7, 2006.

Oglesby, D., Mai, P.M., Atakan, K., Pucci, S., and Pantosti, D. (2006). Fault Geometry and Rupture Dynamics in the Marmara Sea, Turkey. SSA 2006, San Francisco, April 17-22, 2006.

Mai, P.M. and Olsen, K. B. (2006). Near-source broadband ground-motions based on low-frequency finite-difference synthetics merged with high-frequency scattering operators, SSA 2006, San Francisco, April 17-22, 2006.



Proceedings & Book Chapters

Article in “The Beacon” on the 7th Gulf Seismic Forum, Jeddah 22-25, 2012; co-organized by P.M. Mai as Head of the Scientific Committee.

Article in “The Beacon” on research accomplishments of outstanding PhD-student Y.van Dinther.

Thingbaijam K.K.S.Jimenez, H.C., Zhang,L. and Mai, P.M. (2013). A recipe for SlipReal MATLAB Toolbox: Generating your own kinematic earthquake ruptures. Version 1.0.1.

Mai, P.M., Ripperger, J., Ampuero, J.-P. and Hillers, G. (2006), Frontiers in Source Modeling for Near-Source Ground-Motion Prediction, Third International Symposium on the Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion, Grenoble, edited by P.-Y. Bard, E. Chaljub, C. Cornou, F. Cotton, P. Guegen, page 97–114.

Mai, P.M., and Olsen, K.B. (2005). Broadband ground-motion simulations using finite-difference synthetics and local scattering operators, Annual Report to the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), November 2005.

Mai, P.M., Hillers, G., Ripperger, J., and Giardini, D. (2005). Frontiers in strong-motion prediction, Int. Symposium on Earthquake Engineering for the 10th Anniversary of the 1995 Kobe Earthquake (Jan.13–16, 2005, Awaji Island).

Mai, P.M., and Beroza, G.C. (2002). A stochastic-dynamic earthquake source model for strong motion prediction, 7th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Boston (July 2002).

Luco N., Mai, P.M., Cornell, C.A. and Beroza, G.C. (2002). Probabilistic seismic demand analysis at a near-fault site using ground motion simulations based on a stochastic-kinematic earthquake source model, 7th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Boston (July 2002). 



PhD Dissertation 

Mai, P.M., (2001). Characterizding earthquake source complexity for improved strong motion prediction, PhD.-thesis, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, California.​