Cahli Suhendi

Ph.D. Students


Research Interests

Finite-fault earthquake source inversion is a challenging topic in earthquake source studies, because it is an ill-posed inverse problem with many possible solutions for the same earthquake. I am interested in inferring kinematic earthquake source properties, and related uncertainties, from geophysical data. Such earthquake source models then help to understand better rupture dynamics and to devise efficient physics-based methods for ground-motion prediction.

Therefore, my current research focuses on earthquake source imaging techniques to describe the rupture process during the earthquake. The techniques involve Bayesian finite-fault inversion, back-projection, and includes uncertainty quantification. Furthermore, I am also interested to study the effects of 3-D subsurface models (obtained through seismic velocity tomography) and local site conditions in the context of seismic hazard assessment.

Selected Publications

  • Rexha V. Ry, D. P. Sahara, M. Rohaman, C. Suhendi, Palgunadi K.H. , S. Widiyantoro, A. D. Nugraha, T. Yudistira, B. S. Prabowo, and B. Mujihardi (2019). Implementation of GMSTech – a New Practical Software for Microseismic Data Processing – for Estimating Event Source Parameters. J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1204 012096.
  • H. Saputra, L. P. Siringorongo, C. Suhendi and L. K. Agustina (2019). Identification Of Geological Structure In Betung Mountain, Case Study: Itera Observatory Area. IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 258 012023.
  • Fatkhan, Cahli Suhendi, David P. Sahara and Mohammad Rachmat Sule (2019). Modeling geomechanical responses induced by CO2 injection in CCS pilot project in Gundih field, Indonesia. J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1204 012106
  • Cahli Suhendi, Fatkhan, David P. Sahara and Mohammad Rachmat Sule (2019). Modeling the behavior of CO2 injection in a sand reservoir. J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1204 012089.
  • Yudha Styawan, Ruhul Firdaus, Tedi Yudistira and Cahli Suhendi (2020). Lindu Software: A Free Seismological Data Processing Software For Traveltime Tomography Using Python Framework. IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 537 012017.


  • 2020 – present: Ph.D., KAUST, KSA
  • 2017 M.Sc., Geophysical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia. GPA 3.79 out of 4.00
  • 2010 B.Sc., Mathematics, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia. GPA 3.44 out of 4.00​

Professional Profile

  • 2017 – present: Lecturer at Institut Teknologi Sumatera (ITERA), South Lampung, Indonesia
  • 2016    Research Intern, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2015 – 2017: Research Assistant, LAPI ITB (Institut Teknologi Bandung), Bandung, Indonesia

Scientific and Professional Membership



KAUST Fellowship (2020-present)

JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Fellowship (2016)

Excellent Program Fellowship of The Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of The Republic of Indonesia (2014-2016)