California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences


Zachary Ross

Zachary E. Ross

Assistant professor of geophysics

Ph.D., 2016, Geophysics, University of Southern California

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 359
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-6958
Fax: (626) 564-0715


My research is focused on developing an improved understanding of earthquakes and faults. I develop scalable algorithms for extracting scientifically valuable signals from large seismic datasets using techniques from artificial intelligence and statistics. I then assimilate these extracted signals to perform comprehensive analyses of the geometry of fault zones at seismogenic depths; probe the intricate spatiotemporal details of earthquake sequences; and understand the physics of earthquakes in relation to the structural architecture of fault zones.