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


Zachary Ross

Zachary E. Ross

Post Doctoral Scholar in Geophysics

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

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 270
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-5872
Fax: (626) 564-0715


My research is focused on the development and application of tools for efficient extraction of seismological information from large waveform data sets. I employ techniques from statistics and machine learning to automatically process months to years of continuous recordings and construct databases of relevant measurements. These databases are then used to perform systematic analyses of fault zone structures, detect weakly-recorded microearthquakes, classify seismic phases and identify their onset times, and derive earthquake source properties.