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Current PhD students at William Hawley's Exit Seminar celebration.

Yuancong Gou PhD candidate, 2021-present
Machine learning, earthquake catalogs, sensing technology
BSc. Nanjing University
Claire Doody PhD candidate, 2018-present
Structure of subduction zones
BA Chicago University, 2018
Sarina Patel PhD candidate, 2017-present
BA Middlebury College, 2015
Sensor networks
Angela Chung Project Scientist 2017-present
Earthquake early warning algorithms
Postdoctoral Fellow, Berkeley, 2014-2017; PhD Stanford 2014

Group BBQ - May 2015

Qingkai Kong PhD Berkeley 2018. Assist. Researcher, 2018-2021
Thesis: MyShake – Building a global smartphone seismic network
Now Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Lab
William Hawley PhD Berkeley 2019
Thesis: The Life and Death of a Tectonic Plate: Imaging the Juan de Fuca Plate with Amphibious Seismic Data
Now National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia
Robert Martin-Short PhD Berkeley 2019
Thesis: Seismic investigation of subduction in Cascadia and Alaska and Simulating the ability of MyShake networks to detect and locate earthquakes
Now Data Scientists at App Annie
Asaf Inbal Postdoctoral fellow, 2016-2018.
PhD Caltech, 2016
Array detection and characterization of seismic sources
Now faculty at Tel Aviv University
Christine Ruhl Postdoctoral fellow, 2016-2018.
Christine Ruhl, PhD University of Nevada, Reno, 2016
Large magnitude earthquake sources and geodetic network detection
Now faculty at University of Tulsa
Diego Melgar Postdoc Fellow 2014-2015; Researcher 2015-2017
PhD University of California, San Diego, 2014
Large earthquake ruptures
Now faculty at the University of Oregon
Cheng Cheng PhD 2016, UC Berkeley
Thesis: Seismic constrains on a double-layered Hawaiian plume and the Cascadia subduction slab heterogeneity
Ran Nof Postdoctoral fellow 2014-2016
PhD Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 2012
Developing earthquake early warning for Israel
Now Research Scientist at the Geological Institute of Israel
Ronni Grapenthin Postdoctoral fellow, 2012-2014.
PhD, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 2012.
Deformation source studies and development of real-time GPS processing methodologies
Now Assistant Professor at New Mexico Tech
Rob Porritt PhD 2013, UC Berkeley
Thesis: Tracing the Farallon plate through seismic imaging with USArray.
Now NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California.
Lingsen Meng Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2013.
PhD, Caltech, 2012.
Physiccs of large earthquakes
Now Assistant Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles
Serdar Kuyuk Postdoctoral fellow, 2011-2013.
PhD, Tohoku University, 2008.
Earthquake early warning implementation in California
Now Professor at Sakarya University, Turkey
Simona Colombelli Visiting PhD student 2012, UC Berkeley.
PhD candidate, University of Naples Federico II
Rapid characterization of large magnitude earthquakes using real-time GPS
Pascal Audet Miller Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2011.
Subduction and triple-junction processes.
Now Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa.
Holly Brown PhD 2012, UC Berkeley
Thesis: Evaluating and Improving the ElarmS Earthquake Early Warning Algorithm.
Mathias Obrebski Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2011.
Imaging North America.
Now Associate Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Gilead Wurman PhD 2010, UC Berkeley
Thesis: Earthquake Early Warning and the Physics of Earthquake Rupture.
Now Chief Seismologist, Seismic Warning Systems.
David Shelly Miller Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-2008.
Episodic tremor and slip.
Now Research Geophysicist, USGS Menlo Park.
Mei Xue PhD 2008, UC Berkeley.
Thesis: Using Seismic Methods to Constrain Mantle Convection Processes.
Now Associate Professor, Global Seismology & Geodynamics, School of Ocean & Earth Science, Tongji University, In Shanghai. website
Veronica Grasso PhD 2006, University of Naples (visiting student at UC Berkeley).
Thesis: Uncertainty in earthquake warning systems.
Now Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery Team, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) in Geneva.
Erik Olson MSc 2005, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Thesis: A new way to look at fault rupture: Understanding and characterizing earthquake predominant period
Now Geophysicist, AIR Worldwide, Boston.
Andrew Lockman MSc 2004, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Thesis: Earthquake early warning using P-wave arrivals
Now Geotechnical Engineer, MWH Americas in Denver.