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Cunren Liang

  • Ph.D., Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Peking University (2014)
  • B.S., Geomatics, Shandong University of Science and Technology (2008)

Research Interests
  • InSAR and its geoscience applications

Professional Experience
  • NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (2015-present)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Group Achievement Award (2016)
  • NPP Fellowship (2014)

Selected Publications
  1. I. J. Hamling, S. Hreinsdóttir, K. Clark, J. Elliott, C. Liang, E. Fielding, N. Litchfield, P. Villamor, L. Wallace, T. J. Wright, E. D'Anastasio, S. Bannister, D. Burbidge, P. Denys, P. Gentle, J. Howarth, C. Mueller, N. Palmer, C. Pearson, W. Power, P. Barnes, D. J. A. Barrell, R. Van Dissen, R. Langridge, T. Little, A. Nicol, J. Pettinga, J. Rowland, and M. Stirling, "Complex multi-fault rupture during the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake, New Zealand," Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aam7194.
  2. D. Melgar, A. Ganas, J. Geng, C. Liang, E. J. Fielding, and I. Kassaras, "Source characteristics of the 2015 Mw6.5 Lefkada, Greece, strike-slip earthquake," J. Geophys. Res., DOI: 10.1002/2016JB013452.
  3. C. Liang and E. J. Fielding, "Measuring azimuth deformation with L-band ALOS-2 ScanSAR interferometry," IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2017.2653186
  4. C. Liang and E. J. Fielding, "Interferometry with ALOS-2 full-aperture ScanSAR data," IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2017.2653190
  5. H. Yue, M. Simons, Z. Duputel, J. Jiang, E. Fielding,C. Liang, S. Owen, A. Moore, B. Riel, J. P. Ampuero, and S. V. Samsonov, "Depth varying rupture properties during the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha (Nepal) earthquake," Tectonophysics, DOI: j.tecto.2016.07.005
  6. M.-H. Huang, E. J. Fielding,C. Liang, P. Milillo, D. Bekaert, D. Dreger, and J. Salzer, "Coseismic deformation and triggered landslides of the 2016 Mw 6.2 Amatrice earthquake in Italy," Geophys. Res. Lett., vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 1266-1274, Feb. 2017.
  7. S. Sangha, G. Peltzer, A. Zhang, L. Meng,C. Liang, P. Lundgren, and E. Fielding, "Fault geometry of 2015, Mw7.2 Murghab, Tajikistan earthquake controls rupture propagation: Insights from InSAR and seismological data," Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., vol. 462, pp. 132-141, Mar. 2017.
  8. C. Liang and E. J. Fielding, "Interferometric processing of ScanSAR data using stripmap processor: New insights from coregistration," IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., vol. 54, no. 7, pp. 4343-4354, Jul. 2016.
  9. M.-H. Huang, H. Tung, E. J. Fielding, H.-H. Huang, C. Liang, C. Huang, and J.-C. Hu, "Multiple fault slip triggered above the 2016 Mw 6.4 MeiNong earthquake in Taiwan," Geophys. Res. Lett., vol. 43, no. 14, pp. 7459-7467, Jul. 2016.
  10. D. Melgar, W. Fan, S. Riquelme, J. Geng, C. Liang, M. Fuentes, G. Vargas, R. M. Allen, P. M. Shearer, and E. J. Fielding, "Slip segmentation and slow rupture to the trench during the 2015, Mw8.3 Illapel, Chile earthquake," Geophys. Res. Lett., vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 961-966, Feb. 2016.
  11. S.-H. Yun, K. Hudnut, S. Owen, F. Webb, M. Simons, P. Sacco, E. Gurrola, G. Manipon,C. Liang, E. Fielding, P. Milillo, H. Hua, and A. Coletta, "Rapid damage mapping for the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha earthquake using synthetic aperture radar data from COSMO-SkyMed and ALOS-2 satellites," Seismol. Res. Lett., vol. 86, no. 6, pp. 1549-1556, Nov./Dec. 2015.
  12. C. Liang, Q. Zeng, and J. Jiao, "An assessment of ScanSAR interferometric processing using full-aperture approach," IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., vol. 11, no. 9, pp. 1559-1563, Sep. 2014.
  13. C. Liang, Q. Zeng, J. Jiao, and X. Cui, "On the phase compensation of short ScanSAR burst focused by long matched filter for interferometric processing," IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 1299-1310, Feb. 2014.
  14. P. Li, Z. Li, C. Shi, W. Feng, C. Liang, T. Li, Q. Zeng, and J. Liu, "Impacts of geoid height on large-scale crustal deformation mapping with InSAR observations," Chinese J. Geophys., vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 1857-1867, Jun. 2013.
  15. C. Liang, Q. Zeng, J. Jiao, and X. Cui, "A new method of removing unsynchronized signal for ScanSAR interferometry," IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 278-282, Mar. 2013.
  16. C. Liang, Q. Zeng, J. Jia, J. Jiao, and X. Cui, "ScanSAR interferometric processing using existing standard InSAR software for measuring large scale land deformation," Comput. Geosci., vol. 51, pp. 439-448, Feb. 2013

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