The focus of my research is to understand the earthquake cycle, using techniques drawn from the fields of active tectonics and paleoseismology. In various projects I have employed imagery- and LiDAR-based fault mapping, paleoseismic trenching, GPS and InSAR observations, and coral microatoll paleogeodesy. I pursue the dual goals of scientific understanding and hazard assessment of earthquakes.
2013 Ph.D. Geology, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology
2007 M.S. Geological Sciences, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon
2005 B.S. Geology, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology
2019–present Research Geologist, Earthquake Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
2016–2019 Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Geologist, Earthquake Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
2015–2016 Columbia Science Fellow, Columbia University
2013–2015 AXA Postdoctoral Researcher, Equipe de Tectonique, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
Science and Products
Science and Products
Pre-USGS PublicationsPhilibosian, B., K. Sieh, J.-P. Avouac, D. H. Natawidjaja, H.-W. Chiang, C.-C. Wu, C.-C. Shen, M. R. Daryono, H. Perfettini, B. W. Suwargadi, Y. Lu, and X. Wang (2017). Earthquake supercycles of the Mentawai segment of the Sunda Megathrust in the 17th century and earlier, Journal of Geophysical Research 122, doi:10.1002/2016JB013560.Philibosian, B., K. Sieh, J.-P. Avouac, D. H. Natawidjaja, H.-W. Chiang, C.-C. Wu, H. Perfettini, C.-C. Shen, M. R. Daryono, and B. W. Suwargadi (2014). Rupture and variable coupling behavior of the Mentawai segment of the Sunda megathrust during the supercycle culmination of 1797 to 1833, Journal of Geophysical Research 119, doi: 10.1002/2014JB011200.Philibosian, B., K. Sieh, D.H. Natawidjaja, H.-W. Chiang, C.-C. Shen, B.W. Suwargadi, E.M. Hill, and R.L. Edwards (2012). An ancient shallow slip event on the Mentawai segment of the Sunda Megathrust, Sumatra. Journal of Geophysical Research 117, B05401, doi:10.1029/2011JB009075.Philibosian, B., and M. Simons (2011). A survey of volcanic deformation on Java using ALOS PALSAR interferometric time series. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 12, Q11004, doi:10.1029/2011GC003775.