Sensing Subduction Zones

Seismologist Haiying Gao uses UMass Amherst high-performance computing resources housed at the MGHPCC in her work simulating wave propagation during earthquakes.

As a seismologist, Haiying Gao studies the properties of the Earth’s crust and mantle using seismic waveforms. A major research focus involves “subduction zones”, the linear belts on Earth where tectonic plates converge, and one plate sinks into the mantle beneath the other plate: Earth’s largest earthquakes and volcanoes tend to occur at these convergent boundaries. Gao relies on high performance computing using resources at the MGHPCC to help her understand the nature of the complex three-dimensional property variations within and along subduction zones.

Haiying Gao

Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, UMass Amherst

Research projects

Dusty With a Chance of Star Formation
Checking the Medicine Cabinet to Interrupt COVID-19 at the Molecular Level
Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold But Still, Is It Just Right?​
Smashing Discoveries​
Microbiome Pattern Hunting
Modeling the Air we Breathe
Exploring Phytoplankton Diversity
The Computer Will See You Now
Computing the Toll of Trapped Diamondback Terrapins
Edging Towards a Greener Future
Physics-driven Drug Discovery
Modeling Plasma-Surface Interactions
Sensing Subduction Zones
Neural Networks & Earthquakes
Small Stars, Smaller Planets, Big Computing
Data Visualization using Climate Reanalyzer
Getting to Grips with Glassy Materials
Modeling Molecular Engines
Forest Mapping: When the Budworms come to Dinner
Exploring Thermoelectric Behavior at the Nanoscale
The Trickiness of Talking to Computers
A Genomic Take on Geobiology
From Grass to Gas
Teaching Computers to Identify Odors
From Games to Brains
The Trouble with Turbulence
A New Twist
A Little Bit of This… A Little Bit of That..
Looking Like an Alien!
Locking Up Computing
Modeling Supernovae
Sound Solution
Lessons in a Virtual Test Tube​
Crack Computing
Automated Real-time Medical Imaging Analysis
Towards a Smarter Greener Grid
Heading Off Head Blight
Organic Light-Harvesting Antennae
Art and AI
Excited by Photons
Tapping into an Ocean of Data
Computing Global Change
Star Power
Engineering the Human Microbiome
Computing Social Capital
Computers Diagnosing Disease
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