BOD Election 2015 - Candidate Profile

Felix Waldhauser

Lamont Research Professor

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Columbia University

http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~felixw/

EDUCATION and EMPLOYMENT

2013 - Present Adjunct Professor Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
2012 - Present Lamont Research Professor Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
2010 - 2012 Lamont Associate Research Professor Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
2006 - 2010 Doherty Research Scientist Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
2001 - 2006 Doherty Associate Research Scientist Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
1997 - 2000 Post-doctoral research scientist USGS Menlo Park and Stanford University
1996 Ph.D. in Geophysics ETH Zurich, Switzerland
1992 Diploma in Geophysics ETH Zurich, Switzerland

SERVICE to IRIS

2012 - 2015 Instructor IRIS Advanced Studies Institutes
2012 Participant IRIS IDS Strategic Planning Retreat
2011 Instructor Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute
2007 - Present IRIS Member Representative (alternate: 2007-2014; primary: 2014-)
2008 Session Co-Organizer IRIS Annual Workshop
2004 Session Co-Organizer IRIS Annual Workshop

Selected Other Service to the Seismological Community

2015 - Present Editorial Board member Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
2013 - 2015 Expert Scientific Reviewer European Commission
2005 - 2012 Associate Editor Journal of Geophysical Research

STATEMENT

Over the past three decades, IRIS has become an integral part of the national and international geophysical research and education community, spanning several generations of seismologists. IRIS has taken on a global leadership role in enabling scientific discovery through the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data, as well as the building and operation of large instrument facilities. In addition to sustaining the high quality of these core missions, IRIS must adapt strategically to the age of Big Data, given the relentless growth of the DMC data archives and the emergence of new tools to mine them. As the successful completion of EarthScope approaches, I see IRIS as uniquely positioned to pursue new and exciting challenges such as instrumenting the oceans and large N experiments. The multidisciplinary nature of these new initiatives, coupled with IRIS’ international education and training programs, offers an opportunity to explore the changing funding climate through development of new public and private funding streams. This is critical as IRIS prepares for its first open re-competition in 2018. With these perspectives in mind, I would be honored to work as a member of the Board of Directors towards the future success of IRIS.