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Philip J. Maechling

Southern California Earthquake Center
Associate Director for Information Technology

Expertise: Scientific software development, high-performance computing, seismic hazard analysis, real-time earthquake monitoring, real-time data acquisition
About Me Publications
As the Associate Director for Information Technology for the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), Phil Maechling develops and performs large-scale seismic hazard calculations using high performance computing. He also develops and releases open-source seismological and engineering software used in ground motion modeling and simulations. Before joining SCEC, Maechling was a member of the Professional Staff in the Caltech Seismological Laboratory in Pasadena, California. While at Caltech, he worked on the TriNet project with scientists and software developers at Caltech and USGS to develop a state-of-the-art data acquisition and real-time earthquake monitoring system. His commercial software development experience includes firmware development for two-way mobile radios at a commercial radio manufacturer, and software design and development for Hughes Aircraft and TRW on military command and control systems and on a National Missile Defense special study.

SCEC Participation

Current Roles

SCEC Advisory Council, Managing Coordinator (2022 - Present)
SCEC Executive Committee, Member (2017 - Present)
SCEC Science Planning Committee, Group Co-Leader (2016 - Present)
SCEC Associate Director (2012 - Present)
SCEC Staff (2002 - Present)

Past Roles

SCEC Science Planning Committee, Group Leader (2002 - 2016)