BOD Election 2016 - Candidate Profile

Victor Tsai

Assistant Professor of Geophysics

Seismological Laboratory

Assistant Professor of Geophysics

http://web.gps.caltech.edu/~tsai/

EDUCATION and EMPLOYMENT

2011 - Present Assistant Professor of Geophysics California Institute of Technology
2009 - 2011 Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow USGS, Golden, CO
2009 Ph.D., Geophysics Harvard University
2006 A.M., Earth and Planetary Sciences Harvard University
2004 B.S., Geophysics with Honors California Institute of Technology

SERVICE to IRIS

2015 - Present Member Data Services Standing Committee

Selected Other Service to the Seismological Community

2013 - 2015 Seismology Section Program Committee AGU

STATEMENT

Having IRIS operate smoothly and efficiently is essential for many seismological researchers, and this will become ever more important and challenging as more and more multidisciplinary research is done with IRIS data. As someone with a wide range of interests, from global tomography and dense array imaging to basic mechanics and non-traditional seismic sources, I believe I have a perspective on IRIS that will be useful as IRIS transitions into its new re-competed version of itself.