Kim Bak Olsen

Professor

Department of Geological Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-1020

Office: GMCS-231A
Phone: 619.594.2649
Fax: 619.594.4372
email: kbolsen@mail.sdsu.edu
website: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~kbolsen

Accepting JDP PhD students for Fall 2021

EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., 1994 University of Utah
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • 3-D Simulation of wave propagation using finite differences
  • Strong ground motion and site amplification
  • Earthquake dynamics
  • Non-linear effects in strong ground motion
  • Modeling and migration of crosswell seismic data
  • Parallel and high-performance computing
  • Visualization and animation
RESEARCH PROJECTS
  • Broadband Simulation of Ground Motion from Large Earthquakes
  • 3-D and 2-D Modeling of Strong Ground Motion from an M 7.0 Earthquake on the Salt Lake City Segment of the Wasatch Fault, Utah: Collaborative Research with San Diego State University and the University of Utah
  • Forward and Inverse Modeling of Rupture Dynamics in Three Dimensions
  • 3 D Rupture Dynamics, Validation of the Numerical Simulation Method
  • Southern California Earthquake Center Community Modeling Environment: An Information Infrastructure for System-level Earthquake Research
Peer Reviewed Publications