Department of Strong Motion Seismology,
Division of Earthquake Disaster Prevention,
Disaster Prevention Research Institute,
Kyoto 611, JAPAN.
BORN: December 4,1963, Mexico City, Mexico
1990 BE (Geophysics Engineer), Faculty of Engineering, UNAM, Mexico. BE thesis on "Predicction of strong ground motions in Mexico city, using the records of small earthquakes as empirical Green's functions". 1995 MSc (Geophysics), Faculty of the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan. MSc thesis on "Time domain analysis of non-linear site effects during strong ground motions using empirical Green's function method". 1995 Doctor in Science (Geophysics), Faculty of the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Japan. Doctor Thesis on "Strong ground motion studies on the 1995 Hyogo-ken Nanbu Earthquake: Nonlinearity in soft soil layers and inversion of the high frequency radiation in the source".
1991-1992 Researcher at National Center of Disaster prevention in Mexico City (Centro Nacional de Prevencion de Desastres, CENAPRED)). 1991-1 and 1991-2, Temporary profesor of "Algebra" at the Faculty of Engineering, UNAM (Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, UNAM).
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTEREREST
Strong ground motions seismology, nonlinear response of soils, borehole data analysis, inversion, inversion using genetic algorithms source process and aplications of empirical Green's function method.
Fortran, Unix, GMT. Experience with programing and developing of programs for seismology. Inversion with genetic algoritms for non-parallel (genesis) and parallel (GALOPPS and PGA) versions.