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. 



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


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