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Kevin R. Milner

Southern California Earthquake Center
University of Southern California
Computer Scientist

Expertise: Seismic Hazards, Software, OpenSHA, UCERF, Operational Earthquake Forecasting, OEF
About Me Publications
Kevin Milner is a computer scientist at the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC. He is the lead developer for the OpenSHA seismic hazard analysis (SHA) platform ( and for the Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities ( which develops and maintains the Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast. He also contributes to the CyberShake physics-based SHA project and mentors undergraduate interns through the SCEC UseIT program.

Milner has over 12 years of experience in scientific computing. He became involved in SCEC as an undergraduate UseIT intern while pursuing his bachelors of science in computer science at the University of Southern California and was hired as full time research staff upon graduation in January 2008. While employed at SCEC, he completed a PhD in Geological Sciences (emphasis in Geophysics) in 2020 with former SCEC Director, Professor Tom Jordan.

SCEC Participation

Current Roles

SCEC Staff (2008 - Present)

Past Roles

SCEC Intern (2006 - 2007)