Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Ana Aguiar Moya

Postdoctoral Appointment
Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Geophysics
Stanford University
2015
M.Sc. Geology
Central Washington University
2008
B.S. Physics
Universidad de Costa Rica
2005

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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