Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Ana Aguiar Moya

Postdoctoral Appointment
Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division

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Ph.D. Geophysics
Stanford University
M.Sc. Geology
Central Washington University
B.S. Physics
Universidad de Costa Rica

Research Interests

My main field of study is Seismology. During my PhD, I focused my research on slow slip earthquakes and tectonic tremor, specifically, their association to subduction zones and other tectonic environments. I studied the composition, duration and statistical behavior of tremor bursts and low frequency earthquake (LFE) families within a slow slip event, triggered by surface waves and ambient tremor. I developed an automated detection algorithm for low frequency earthquakes by applying PageRank, which was Google's original webpage searching algorithm. I am very interested in applying innovative and efficient computational and statistical methods as a tool for my research. I would like to explore the possibilities of applying this method to other types of earthquake data and hope to focus on this during my Postdoc research.

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Thesis Award, Central Washington University, 2007
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award, American Geophysical Union, 2007

Selected (Recent) Publications

Aguiar, A. C., and G. C. Beroza, PageRank for earthquakes (2014). Seismological Research Letters, v. 85 no. 2 p. 344-350, doi: 10.1785/0220130162.

Aguiar, A. C., T. I. Melbourne, and C. W. Scrivner, Moment release rate of Cascadia tremor constraint by GPS (2009). Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 114, B00A05, doi: 10.1029/2008JB005909.

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