Shuo Zhang’s primary research focuses on estimating seismic velocity within the Earth’s crust. During his doctoral studies at The University of Texas at Dallas, Shuo constructed a 3-D elastic velocity model and radial anisotropy for the crust beneath Oklahoma via Full Waveform Inversion, which provided the opportunity to better investigate induced earthquakes in Oklahoma. Taking advantage of ambient seismic noise, Shuo computed the spatiotemporal evolution of near-surface seismic velocity, enhancing the monitoring of terrestrial water storage in central Oklahoma with higher temporal and spatial resolution. At the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, Shuo intends to incorporate advanced techniques in Full Waveform Inversion and uncertainty quantification into practical applications. Additionally, Shuo intends to continue exploring subsurface information from ambient seismic noise with innovative approaches.
Computational seismology, full waveform inversion, seismic anisotropy, ambient seismic noise, tectonic structure, nonlinear optimization.