Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Dr. Kristy Tiampo

Seismic Hazards, Geodesy & Remote Sensing

Kristy Tiampo

Professor & Associate Chair
Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000
Office: BGS 0168
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x.83188
Fax: (519) 661-3198

Research Interests

Integrated data assimilation and analysis for the purpose of understanding fault systems dynamics using seismicity and geodetic and remote sensing techniques; the physics of earthquakes; GPS data analysis; InSAR data analysis; numerical and computation modeling; nonlinear inversions and data assimilation.

For more information, please see the lab website.

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

Earth Sciences 2240F/G: Catastrophic Events in Earth History
Earth Sciences 3323A/B: Geodesy and Remote Sensing
Earth Sciences 4420A/B: Geophysical Forward and Inverse Modelling Methods
Geophysics 9505A/B: Inverse Theory
Geophysics 9524A/B: The Physics of Earthquakes
Geophysics 9570A/B: Great Geophysicists


Attieh Eshaghi, Ph.D. student
Yelena Kropivnitskaya, Ph.D. student
Hadis Samadi Alinia, Ph.D. student

Dr. Tiampo currently has openings for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students interested in the analysis of geodetic data, primarily InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) and continuous GPS data, or the study of the physics of earthquake fault systems. These projects will include the integration of both proven and innovative analysis techniques into a variety of models and simulation, and the visualization and interpretation of the results.