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Yingdi Luo

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4800 Oak Grove Drive Pasadena, CA 91109


(626) 818 8602

Curriculum Vitae:

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Member of:

Earth Surface and Interior


  • Ph. D. in Geophysics, Department of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology.

Research Interests

  • Tremor and Slow-Slip Events
  • Mega-thrust Earthquakes
  • Fault Heterogeneity
  • Earthquake Scaling Relations
  • Earthquake Mechanics
  • Rate-and-State Friction

Selected Publications

  1. Meng, L., Ampuero, J. P., Luo, Y., Wu, W., & Ni, S. (2012). Mitigating artifacts in back-projection source imaging with implications for frequency-dependent properties of the Tohoku-Oki earthquake. Earth, planets and space, 64(12), 1101-1109.
  2. Meng, L., Ampuero, J. P., Stock, J., Duputel, Z., Luo, Y., & Tsai, V. C. (2012). Earthquake in a maze: Compressional rupture branching during the 2012 Mw 8.6 Sumatra earthquake. Science, 337(6095), 724-726.
  3. Luo, Y., Ampuero, J. P., Miyakoshi, K., & Irikura, K. (2017). Surface rupture effects on earthquake moment-area scaling relations.Pure and Applied Geophysics, 174(9), 3331-3342.
  4. Luo, Y., Ampuero, J. P., Galvez, P., Ende M., and Idini B.(2017) QDYN: a Quasi-DYNamic earthquake simulator (v1.1) Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.322459
  5. Luo, Y., & Ampuero, J. P. (2018). Stability of faults with heterogeneous friction properties and effective normal stress. Tectonophysics, 733, 257-272