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Philip J. Maechling

Southern California Earthquake Center
Associate Director for Information Technology

Expertise: Scientific Software Development
About Me Publications
As the Associate Director for Information Technology for the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), I develop and perform large-scale seismic hazard calculations using high performance computing. I also develop and release open-source seismological and engineering software used in ground motion modeling and simulations. Before joining SCEC, I was a member of the Professional Staff in the Caltech Seismological Laboratory in Pasadena, California. While at Caltech, I 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. My 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

SCEC Staff (2002-Present)
SCEC Science Planning Committee, Group Leader (2002-2016)
SCEC Science Planning Committee, Group Co-Leader (2016-Present)
SCEC Associate Director (2012-Present)