Belle Philibosian

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.

Biography

EDUCATION

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

                       

EMPLOYMENT

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