2015 WRF and Moore/Sloan Postdoctoral Fellow
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Department of Earth & Space Sciences
John Vidale, Earth & Space Sciences
Jake VanderPlas, eScience Institute
Ph.D. Candidate, Geophysics, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.Sc., Physics, Beijing Normal University, 2008.
Xiaofeng Meng’s research interests include the responses of fault systems to stress perturbations, the physics of earthquake nucleation and interaction, improved detection of microearthquakes and seismic hazard assessment. While at Georgia Tech, Meng helped develop a GPU-based matched filter technique that effectively utilizes waveforms of known earthquakes as templates to search for similar signals within continuous data.
For his research with the eScience Institute, he will develop an auto-correlation technique that is capable of detecting repetitive seismic signals (e.g., earthquakes, nonvolcanic and volcanic tremor) through multi-year-long waveforms recorded in Cascadia. The proposed work is not only vital for better understanding the fundamental physics of fault rupture and volcanic eruption, but also useful for seismic and volcanic hazard forecasting and mitigation.