BOD Election 2015 - Candidate Profile

Keith Koper

Professor

Dept. of Geology & Geophysics

University of Utah

http://quake.utah.edu/koper/Welcome_to_Keith_D._Kopers_Homepage.html

EDUCATION and EMPLOYMENT

2015 - Present Professor Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah
2010 - Present Director University of Utah Seismograph Stations
2010 - 2015 Associate Professor Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah
2006 - 2010 Associate Professor Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Saint Louis University
2001 - 2006 Assistant Professor Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Saint Louis University
1998 - 2001 Post-doctoral Research Associate Dept. of Geosciences, University of Arizona
1998 Ph.D. (Geophysics) Washington University
1993 B.A. (Math, Geology, ISP) Northwestern University

SERVICE to IRIS

2015 Member External review panel for the Global Seismic Network facility
2013 Co-organizer Workshop on Arrays in Global Seismology
2008 - 2011 Chair Data Management System Standing Committee
2004 - 2007, 2012 Member Data Management System Standing Committee

Selected Other Service to the Seismological Community

2011 - Present Member U.S. Air Force Seismic Review Panel
2010 - Present Vice-chair Utah Seismic Safety Commission
2010 - Present Member Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union editorial board
2012 - 2013 Co-chair Organizing Committee for Annual Seismological Society of America Meeting
2010 - 2003 Associate Editor Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America

STATEMENT

I am pleased to be a candidate for the IRIS Board of Directors. I served as member or chair of the DMS standing committee for 7 years (2004-­‐2012), and this past summer I was a member of the GSN external review panel. I've been an enthusiastic user of IRIS data and software since graduate school in the mid-­‐1990's. If elected to the Board, I will work to sustain IRIS as a leading organization in facilitating global seismological research.