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Andrea Llenos

I am a research geophysicist whose research focuses on developing earthquake rate models for seismic hazard forecasts. I use statistical methods to characterize earthquake rate changes in catalogs, investigating the impacts these variations have on short-term earthquake forecasts as well as long-term seismic hazard models. 

Professional Experience

Research Geophysicist, US Geological Survey, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Golden, CO. 2020-present

Research Geophysicist (term), US Geological Survey, Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park/Moffett Field, CA . 2015-2020

Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, US Geological Survey, Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park, CA. 2011-2015

Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. 2010-2011

Graduate Research Assistant, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA. 2004-2010

Visiting Researcher, Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo, Japan. 2008, 2009

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Geo. Sci., Brown University, Providence, RI. 2002-2004

NSF-REU Intern, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK. 2003

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Planetary Geosci., Brown University, Providence, RI. 2001

Fellowships and Awards

Excellent Reviewer Award for Earth, Planets and Space. 2019

Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Geophysical Research Letters. 2016

USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship. 2011-2013

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. 2005-2008

Hollister Fellowship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. 2004-2005

Outstanding Student Award (in Mechanical Engineering). 2004

Undergraduate Research and Academics Award (in Geological Science). 2004

Education and Certifications

  • PhD, 2010, Marine Geophysics, MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography

  • ScB, 2004, Geology-Physics/Mathematics (with honors), Brown University, magna cum laude

  • ScB, 2004, Engineering (Mechanical), Brown University

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