Dr. Po Chen is an SER Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics in the Department
of Geology and Geophysics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern
California. His expertise includes theoretical seismology and high-performance computing.
His principal research interests involve Earth imaging at a variety of scales. He
has developed computationally intensive new imaging techniques, including full 3D
waveform tomography and 3D pre-stack depth migration. He has worked on earthquake
rupture dynamics and seismic hazards and has a strong interest in focusing on energy-related
issues, including 4D imaging of sequestered CO2.
Seismology, PhD, University of South California, 2005
Geophysics, BS, Beijing University, 2000
Economics, BS, Beijing University 2000