Dr. Cruz's research interests include Uncertainty Quantification of Earthquake Source through a Bayesian approach considering kinematic, dynamic and pseudo-dynamic modeling, 2D and 3D numerical simulation of the strong ground motion considering both Pseudo-Spectral (serial) and Finite Differences (serial and parallel) approaches using supercomputers, GMPEs and inversion of surface waves to determine the sub-surface structure. Other interests include induced seismicity and volcanic activity monitoring.
Scientific and Professional Membership
Seismological Society of America
Kajima Foundation award for Ph. D. studies at Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan