Chao Gao

Chao  Gao
Title
Graduate Student
Office
GEOL 3108
Phone
 
Fax
(301) 314-9661
Email
Research Lab
Advisor
Homepage LinkedIn

Research Interests

During my undergraduate study, I worked on projects concerning the mechanism of microseism generation in the ocean and seismic inversion for oceanic lithospheric structure. This experience inspires my interests in mechanism and application of seismic ambient noise. Currently, at University of Maryland, my research involves applying Bayesian Probability Theory in to seismic inversion. By implementing complementary seismic observables into Transdimensional Hierarchical Bayesian inversion, I will be exploring studies constraining the Earth’s crust and upper mantle with a parsimonious solution that fully represents the degree of knowledge one has about seismic structure (i.e. constraints, resolution and trade-offs).