Eric A Hetland
Associate Professor
Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Michigan

The research in the Quantitative Earthquake and lithospheric Dynamics (QED@UM) group is broadly concerned with the deformation of the crust and uppermost mantle: earthquake mechanics, dynamics of the earthquake cycle & the lithosphere. Our work in Probabilistic Inference & Estimation in the Earth & Environmental Sciences (pie-EES or πEES) encompasses machine learning and data science tools. Our πEES work connects to several facets of our ongoing QED@UM projects, but we also address questions in climatology, glaciology, and the socioeconomics of disasters. Aside from just a case branding, group members tend to work under either the QED@UM of πEES banners, with graduate students and postdocs falling more under the former and undergraduate students falling under the latter.

Jan 2021: Meredith Calogero successfully defends her dissertation “High-Resolution Numerical Thermal Modeling of Timescales and Mechanisms of Rhyolite Genesis and Transport as a Consequence of Basalt Influx: Applications to the Long Valley Volcanic Field, CA

There are currently opportunities for undergraduate students in scientific computing, mathematical analysis, machine learning, and data science. 

Our group is part of the Seismology & Geophysics at UM and we have close collaborations with the Tectonics and Structural Geology group.