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New Institute of Geophysics Member Will Advance Computational Geosciences

  • Apr 1, 2021

The University of Texas Institute of Geophysics’ newest team member, computational geoscientist Dunyu Liu, a seismologist from China, is helping build bridges between geophysical research and high-performance computing at UT.

Liu is the first scientist at the institute to specialize in computational research, utilizing the world-class resources now at his disposal such as the Texas Advanced Computing Center next door to his office. Liu was drawn to earthquake studies after witnessing the effects of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and realizing the importance of prediction and preparedness for natural disasters. His research focuses on how computational technology like supercomputers is vital to earthquake studies. At UT, Liu hopes to make this technology more accessible to researchers and enhance their ability predict to earthquakes.

Read the full article from the Jackson School of Geosciences.