Research Interests

I study active processes that deform the earth's crust, including earthquakes, slip transients and interseismic deformation on plate boundary faults, volcanic inflation, and the kinematics of slow moving landslides. My students and I utilize space geodetic data, particularly GPS and InSAR. I am also interested in tectonic processes, subduction dynamics, seafloor geodesy, and natural hazards.

I am involved in several initiatives and research efforts on campus that are addressing important societal issues, such as the implementation of earthquake early warning, natural hazards and community resilience, and offshore monitoring of the Cascadia subduction zone.

Contact Information

Dr. David Schmidt
Associate Professor
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
College of the Environment
University of Washington

Office: ATG 206 (map)
Email: dasc 'at'
Phone: (206) 685-3799
Address: Department of Earth and Space Sciences
University of Washington
Johnson Hall Rm-070, Box 351310
4000 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98195-1310