Simone Puel

Simone  Puel
M.S., Geology, Michigan Technological University, 2017
M.S., Geological Sciences and Technologies, University of Milano-Bicocca, 2017
B.S., Geological Sciences and Technologies, University of Milano-Bicocca, 2014

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I am a Ph.D. candidate at The University of Texas at Austin - Jackson School of Geosciences and a Graduate Research Assistant at the Institute for Geophysics.

My current research focuses on developing a forward and inverse modeling framework for earthquake deformation problems using adjoint-based optimization methods, such as coseismic slip distribution and heterogeneous material property estimates.

The research involving the inversion of surface geodetic deformation data for the coseismic slip distribution was published in Geophysical Journal International in February 2022.

I also worked as an engineering geologist and volcano-seismologist during my Master's degree in related research projects at Pacaya and Stromboli volcanoes.

UTIG Outstanding Graduate Student Award - UT Institute for Geophysics (2022)

2022 Professional Networking and Portfolio contest - UT Jackson School of Geosciences (2022)

Marshall Memorial Endowed Presidential Scholarship - The University of Texas at Austin (2021)

Ogden Memorial Scholarship - The University of Texas at Austin (2021)

JEF Graduate Independent Studies - The University of Texas at Austin (2021)

Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI) Scholarship - Michigan Technological University (2016)

International Geological Masters in Volcanology and Geotechniques (INVOGE) - University of Milano-Bicocca (2015)

FONDO GIOVANI - Borse di Studio 5b scholarship - Opera Universitaria di Trento (2011 - 2016)

A mixed forward/inverse modeling framework for earthquake deformation problems, 2022 Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop (invited speaker), Golden, CO (2022)

Forward-Inverse Modeling of Earthquake Cycle Deformation, American Geophysical Union (AGU), New Orleans, LA (2021)

Forward-Inverse Modeling of Earthquake Cycle Deformation, Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), remote (2021)

New Finite-Element Framework to Compute Forward-Inverse Modeling of Megathrust Earthquakes, 10th Annual Jackson School Student Research Symposium, Austin, TX (2021)

Using Postseismic Relaxation Test Southern California Viscosity Models (co-author), Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), remote (2020)

Application of FEniCS to Model Postseismic Deformations after Megathrust Earthquakes, 9th Annual Jackson School Student Research Symposium, Austin, TX (2020)

Postseismic Deformation and Stress Evolution Following the 2019 M 7.1 and M 6.4 Ridgecrest Earthquakes (co-author), American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, CA (2019)

Postseismic Deformation and Stress Evolution Following the 2019 M 7.1 and M 6.4 Ridgecrest Earthquakes (co-author), Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), Los Angeles, CA (2019)

Benchmarks and resolution analysis for visco-elastic subduction zone models, 8th Annual Jackson School Student Research Symposium, Austin, TX (2019)

Spectral Variations in Volcanic Jet Noise: the Example of Stromboli Volcano, Italy, American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, CA (2016)

Puel, S., Khattatov, E., Villa, U., Liu, D., Ghattas, O. & Becker, T W. (2022). A mixed, unified forward/inverse framework for earthquake problems: Fault implementation and coseismic slip estimate. Geophysical Journal International, 230(2), 733-758. (View)

Ichimura, T., Fujita, K., Yamaguchi, T., Naruse, A., Wells, J C., Zimmer, C J., Straatsma, T P., Hori, T., Puel, S., Becker, T W., Hori, M. & Ueda, N. (2019). 416-PFLOPS fast scalable implicit solver on low-ordered unstructured finite elements accelerated by 1.10-ExaFLOPS kernel with reformulated AI-like algorithm: For equation-based earthquake modeling. https://sc19.supercomputing.org/proceedings/tech_poster/tech_poster_pages/rpost148.html.