BOD Election 2017 - Candidate Profile

Mike Brudzinski


Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science

Miami University of Ohio


2014 - Present Professor Geology Department, Miami University of Ohio
2010 - 2014 Associate Professor Geology Department, Miami University of Ohio
2008 - Present Affiliate Professor Physics Department, Miami University of Ohio
2005 - 2010 Assistant Professor Geology Department, Miami University of Ohio
2002 Ph.D., Geophysics University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
1995 B.S., Physics and Marine Geophysics Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida


2016 Induced Seismology Session Convener IRIS Workshop
2015 - Present Chair IRIS Central and Eastern US Seismic Network Working Group
2014 - Present Instructor IRIS Summer Internship Program
2013 - Present Member IRIS Data Products Working Group
2013 - 2014 Vice Chair IRIS Data Management System Standing Committee
2009 Member IRIS Education and Outreach, External Program Review Panel
2010 - 2012 Member IRIS Data Management System Standing Committee
2010 Co-Chair, Science Program IRIS Workshop

Selected Other Service to the Seismological Community

2016 - Present Member EarthScope Steering Committee
2016 - Present Member EarthScope Education and Outreach Subcommittee
2011 - Present Instructor EarthScope USArray Data Processing and Analysis Short Course
2011 Science Program Co-Chair SSA Annual Meeting
2010 - 2015 Member EarthScope Transportable Array Working Group
2010 - 2013 Member EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory Advisory Committee
2010 Co-Chair, Science Program EarthScope Institute on the Spectrum of Fault Slip Behaviors
2009 Planning Committee NSF-EarthScope and NSF-Margins Facility Enhancement
2002 - Present Proposal Reviewer National Science Foundation


I’m truly honored to be considered as a candidate for the IRIS Board of Directors.  IRIS is such an integral part of seismology today that it is easy to take it for granted, but its growth into that role was based on the volunteer efforts of many seismologists.  I have been fortunate to interact directly with IRIS core functions over my career, relying heavily on GSN data during my graduate work on mantle transition zone structure, participating in several PASSCAL experiments to better record microseismicity, becoming one of the heaviest DMC data users while data mining for tectonic tremor, and now working on several geoscience education projects with EPO.  I have also had the opportunity to serve on standing committees and working groups to learn more about how IRIS functions.  Each of these experiences has taught me how important it is to have a centralized set of resources for seismology.  Finding the means to maintain the core functions of IRIS in tighter budget times and changing infrastructure will be challenging but crucial for our community.  Just as important will be the need to pursue creative ways to advance new initiatives like increasing diversity in our field, enhancing our ability to collect and analyze big data, and growing partnerships with industries.  I am eager to continue the tradition of building a Consortium that is strong enough to preserve high quality data sets and dynamic enough to facilitate an ever-changing set of scientific pursuits.