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William H. Savran

Southern California Earthquake Center
University of Southern California
Software Engineer

Expertise: Ground Motion Simulations, Statistical Seismology, High Performance Computing
About Me Publications
William started his SCEC career as a SURE intern in 2011 working with Dr. John Louie. His research focused on developing realistic models of small-scale heterogeneities in upper crust and simulating earthquake ground motions through these complex models. He completed his Bachelor's in Geophysics at University of Nevada, Reno in 2012.

His research as a SCEC intern became the focus of this Ph.D. that he completed in 2017 working with Dr. Kim Olsen and Dr. Steve Day in a joint-doctoral program between San Diego State University and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. During his Ph.D., he became passionate about software development and using software to ensure reproducible scientific results.

William began working at SCEC in January of 2018 as a research programmer for the Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability. Within CSEP, William is responsible for researching new ideas for evaluating earthquake forecasting models, and implementing these ideas as tools to allow for unbiased evaluations of earthquake forecasting models. This research aims to improve our capability to forecast earthquakes and to instill confidence in the merits of earthquake forecasting.

SCEC Participation

SCEC Staff (2018 - 2022)
SCEC Intern (2011)