Daniel Roten

Computational Research Seismologist

Expertise: simulation of strong ground motion, nonlinear soil behaviour, site effects, visualization, ambient noise methods
About Me Publications
(a) Professional preparation

ETH Zurich, Switzerland Geophysics M.S., 2002
ETH Zurich, Switzerland Seismology Ph.D., 2007
SDSU San Diego, CA Seismology 2007-2010

(b) Appointments

4/15-present Computational research seismologist, San Diego State University
4/14 - 3/15 Senior computational scientist, San Diego Supercomputer Center
10/10-1/14 Senior researcher / lecturer, Swiss Seismological Service and ETH Zurich
05/11-08/11 JSPS postdoctoral fellow (short-term), ERI, Tokyo
11/07-09/10 Postdoctoral researcher, San Diego State University
03/03-10/07 Ph.D. student, ETH Zurich
11/02-03/03 Work experience, Geoscience Australia, ACT, Canberra
05/02-10/02 Research assistant, Swiss Seismological Service

(c) Products

Five most relevant publications

Roten, D., Olsen, K.B., Day, S.M., Cui. Y. and Fäh,D., 2014. “Expected seismic shaking in Los Angeles reduced by San Andreas fault zone plasticity”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41(8), 2969-2777
Roten, D., Olsen, K.B. and Pechmann, J.C., 2012. ''3D Simulations of M 7 Earthquakes on the Wasatch Fault, Utah, Part II: Broadband (0-10 Hz) ground motion and nonlinear soil behavior, Bull. seism. Soc. Am., 102(5), 2008-2030
Roten, D., Olsen, K.B., Pechmann, J.C., Cruz-Atienza, V.M. and Magistrale, H., 2011. ''3D Simulations of M 7 Earthquakes on the Wasatch Fault, Utah, Part I: Long-Period (0-1 Hz) Ground Motion'', Bull. seism. Soc. Am, 101(5), 2045-2063
Cui, Y., Olsen, K.B., Jordan, T.H., Lee, K., Zhou, J., Small, P., Roten, D., Ely, G., Panda, D.K., Chourasia, A., Levesque, J., Day, S.M. and Maechling, P., 2010. “Scalable Earthquake Simulation on Petascale Supercomputers”, 2010 ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis November 13–19 2010, New Orleans, LA
Olsen, K. B., Day, S. M., Dalguer, L. A., Mayhew, J., Cui, Y., Zhu, J., Cruz-Atienza, V., Roten, D., Maechling, P., Jordan, T., Okaya, D., and Chourasia, A. 2009. ShakeOut-D: Ground Motion Estimates Using an Ensemble of Large Earthquakes on the Southern San Andreas Fault With Spontaneous Rupture Propagation.Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L04303.

Five other related publications

Roten, D., Fäh, D. and Bonilla, L.F., 2013. ”High-frequency amplification during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake explained by soil dilatancy”, Geophys. J. Int., 193 (2), 898–904.
Roten, D., Miyake, H. and Koketsu, K., 2012. ''A Rayleigh wave back-projection method applied to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake'', Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L02302, doi:10.1029/ 2011GL050183
Bielak, J., Graves, R.W., Olsen, K.B., Taborda, R., Ramírez-Guzmán, L., Day, S.M., Ely, G.P., Roten, D., Jordan, T.H., Maechling, P.J., Urbanic, J., Cui, Y., and Jove, G. 2009. The ShakeOut earthquake scenario: Verification of three simulation sets. Geoph. J. Int., 180(1), 375-404.
Roten, D., Fäh, D., Olsen, K.B. and Giardini, D., 2008. ”A comparison of observed and simulated site response in the Rhône valley”, Geophys. J. Int., 173, 958–978
Roten, D., Fäh, D., Cornou, C. and Giardini, D., 2006. ''Two-dimensional resonances in Alpine valleys identified from ambient vibration wavefields''. Geophys. J. Int., 165, 889-905

(d) Relevant synergistic activities

Service as duty seismologist and acting director, providing earthquake information to public, media and authorities. Swiss Seismological Service, 2004-2007 and 2010-2014
Participation in TV documentary “nano”, broadcast in Swiss national television on 10/09/2009
Visualization of wave propagation from earthquake simulations displayed in public exhibitions on earthquake hazard and research

(e) Collaborators and other affiliations

Collaborators and coeditors (last 48 months)

Kim Olsen (SDSU), Steven Day (SDSU), Kyle Withers (SDSU), William Savran (SDSU), Yifeng Cui (SDSC), Efecan Poyraz (SDSC), Fabian Bonilla (Universite Paris Est), Luis Dalguer (Swissnuclear), Engineering Seismology Group at ETH Zürich (Donat Fäh, Jan Burjanek, Benjamin Edwards, Clotaire Michel, Valerio Poggi, Carlo Cauzzi), Jim Pechmann (UoU), Ricardo Taborda (CERI), Kazuki Koketsu (ERI), Hiroe Miyake (ERI)

Thesis advisors and postdoctoral sponsors

Domenica Giardini (ETHZ), Donat Fäh (ETHZ), Kim Olsen (SDSU)