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Paul Segall
Faculty

Research Interests: Crustal deformation, active faulting and volcanism

Postdocs

Current Students

Current Student
Mechanical behavior of deep interseismic slip using geodetic data and physics-based models
Current Student
Understanding the mechanics of injection-induced seismicity
Current Student
Bayesian inversion using physics-based models for effusive volcanic eruptions

Alumni

Former Student
Graduation Year: 
2017

Long-term decrease in plate coupling prior to the 2011 Tohoku, Japan earthquake: Insights from GPS, seismicity, and physics-based models

After Stanford: Data Scientist at Intuit

Former Student
Graduation Year: 
2016

Assessment of time-dependent noise in GPS position time series

After Stanford: Data scientist at Verve

 

Former Postdoc
2014-2016
 
Poro-thermo-mechanical effects of fluid injection/production
 
Currently Postdoctoral Researcher at Sandia National Laboratories.
Former Student
Graduation Year: 
2014

Thermal pressurization during earthquake nucleation and dynamic rupture

After Stanford: R&D Geophysicist at Chevron
Currently Geophysicist at DownUnder GeoSolutions

Former Student
Graduation Year: 
2014

Short- and long-term deformation of Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, Hawaii

After Stanford: Currently Data Manager at the EMMES Corporation

Former Postdoc

2010-2014

Computational methods

Currently in the Computational Mathematics team at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM.

Former Student
Graduation Year: 
2013

The physics of slow slip, tremor, and associated seismicity from geodetic and laboratory studies

After Stanford: Postdoc at IGPP, Scripps Institute of Oceanography.
Currently Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri.

Former Student
Graduation Year: 
2012
The dynamics of effusive volcanic eruptions: kinematic and physics-based inversions of observations at Mount St. Helens, 2004-2011
 
After Stanford: Postdoc at USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Currently Research Geophysicist at the USGS, Menlo Park.
Former Postdoc
2010-2011
 
Inversion of seismic swarms associated with propagating dikes.
 
Currently Research Geophysicist at the USGS Menlo Park.
Former Student
Graduation Year: 
2010
Deformation and seismicty, Miyakejima, Japan summer, 2000
 
After Stanford: Math Specialist at Boise State University.
Currently Mathematics instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Former Student
Graduation Year :                     2008
 
Time-dependent deformation of Hawaiian volcanoes using GPS and InSAR
 
After Stanford: Postdoc positions at ERI, Universty of Tokyo, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the USGS, Menlo Park.
Currently Research Geophysicist at the USGS, Menlo Park.
Former Student

Graduation Year :                     2007

Modeling volcano deformation using InSAR and GPS

After Stanford: Postdoc at the USGS, Menlo Park.
Currently Geophysicist at NASA - JPL

Former Postdoc
2006-2007
 
The effect of shear heating-induced thermal pressurization on fault slip.
 
Currently at the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Tsukuba, Japan.
Former Postdoc
2006
 
Southern California crustal deformation using GPS.
 
Currently Scientist at JPL.
Former Postdoc
2006
 
Modeling magma transport.
 
Currently at GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany.
Former Student
Graduation Year :                     2006
 
New persistent scatterer InSAR techniques
 
After Stanford: Postdoc at the Nordic Volcanological Centre of the University of Iceland, then Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology.
Currently Professor at the University of Leeds.
Former Postdoc
2002-2005
 
Novel methods for determination of magma chamber geometry from inversion of geodetic data.
 
Currently GPS Field Engineer for the Plate Boundary Observatory.
Former Postdoc
2004
 
Physically based models of post-seismic deformation.
 
Currently working at DAM/CEA, France.
Former Student
Graduation Year :                     2004
 
Mechanical models of interseismic deformation in California and Taiwan
 
After Stanford: Postdoc at UC Berkeley.
Currently Associate Professor, University of Indiana
Former Postdoc
2003
 
Designing the Plate Boundary Observatory Network.
 
Currently Associate Professor at the University of Washington.
Former Student
Graduation Year :                     2003
 
Spatial and temporal slip-rate variations on the San Andreas fault inferred from geodetic data and implications for strain accumulation
 
After Stanford: Postdoc at the USGS.
Currently Director of GPS program at the USGS Menlo Park
Former Student
Graduation Year :                     2002
 
Modelling of volcano and earthquake deformation from satellite radar interferometric observations (w/ Zebker group)
 
After Stanford: Postdoc at Harvard.
Currently Associate Professor, KAUST
Former Postdoc
2000-2001
 
Time dependent inversion of fault slip.
 
Currently Associate Scientist w/ Tenure at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
Former Student
Graduation Year :                     2001
 
Unrest at Long Valley Caldera: GPS and Gravity investigations
 
After Stanford: Postdoc at UC Berkeley.
Currently Associate Professor at Sapienza University of Rome and Guest Scientist at the USGS Menlo Park.
Former Student
Graduation Year :                     2001
 
Seismicity, subsidence, and strain at the Geysers Geothermal field
 
After Stanford: Postdoc at the Institute de Physique du Globe in Paris and at the Sandia National Laboratory.
Currently at Shell Intl. Exploration and Production
Former Student
Graduation Year :                     2001
 
Using geodetic data to infer the kinematic and mechanical properties of deformation sources on Kilauea volcano, Hawaii
 
After Stanford: USGS positions at Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Alaska Volcano Observatory.
Currently Associate Director for Science and Technology for the USGS Volcano Science Center in Menlo Park.
Former Student
Graduation Year :                     2000
 
Mechanical modeling of time dependent deformation in the lower crust and its effect on earthquake recurrence
 
After Stanford: Postdoc at Caltech; Assistant Professor at University of Kentucky.
Currently Independent Geophysicist.
Former Student
Graduation Year :                     1998
 
GPS measurements and kinematic models of surface deformation on Kilauea volcano, Hawaii
 
After Stanford: Postdoc at UC-Berkeley; Assistant Professor at University of Southern California.
Currently Research Scientist at JPL.
Former Postdoc
1997-1999
 
Use of InSAR for studying volcanic deformation.
 
Currently Professor at the University of Miami, Florida
Former Postdoc

1998

Currently Associate Research Professor of Geophysics at New Mexico Tech Earth & Environmental Science.

Former Student
Graduation Year :                     1995
 
Geodetic Investigation of Hayward Earthquake of 1868
 
After Stanford: Applications Administrator at Schlumberger; Database administrator at Caltech.
Currently SCEC Data Center product manager at Caltech.
Former Postdoc
1991-1995
 
GPS measurements of deformation in Northern California.
 
Currently Professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Former Student
Graduation Year :                     1993
 

Deformation associated with discontinuities along strike slip faults (with Pollard group in Geology)

After Stanford: Postdoc at Stanford; Assistant Prof. UC-Davis.
Currently Associate Professor at Sapienza University of Rome and Guest Scientist at the USGS Menlo Park.

Former Student
Graduation Year :                     1993
 
Earthquake dislocation models derived from inversion of geodetic data
 
After Stanford: Postdoc at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; Research Associate at Princeton University;
Currently Research Scientist at the Nordic Volcanological Institute, Iceland.
Former Student
Graduation Year :                     1991
 
On the estimation of fault slip in space and time
 
After Stanford: Assistant Professor, MIT.
Currently Head of Quant Research at Invesco.