I am a marine geophysicist in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington. For much of my career my research has focused the use of seismic observations and numerical modeling to understand submarine volcanoes and mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal systems. Over the past few years I have become an advocate for the use seafloor seismic networks to track vocalizing baleen whales and I have also developed an algorithm to track acoustically tagged fish. I have a long term interest in cabled seafloor observatories (the Regional Scale Nodes of the Ocean Observatory Initiative). I have recently become involved in efforts to deploy seismic and geodetic instrumentation in the Cascadia subduction zone to understand seismic hazards.
Each fall I teach an undergraduate class in Marine Geology and Geophysics and in the spring I alternate graduate classes in Geoscientific Data Analysis and the Physics of Oceanic Lithosphere.
I am an Associate Director in the School of Oceanography overseeing our facilities including our Marine Operations group which runs two academic research ships as part of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS).
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