David Oglesby received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1999.
On Physical Forces Leading to an Earthquake
Oglesby develops computer models of the forces acting on faults that develop into fault ruptures and fault slippage, and the transmission of seismic waves from slipping faults. His modeling predicts the wave propagation and ground motion caused by different faults. He can answer how and why faults slip, causing earthquakes. His recent projects included developing ground motion forecasts for the Rose Canyon Fault in San Diego and computer models of earthquakes on segments of thrust faults.