Kuo-Wan Lin, USGS , PhD (303-273-8563; klin@usgs.gov)

Development Geophysicist

U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center, Golden, CO              

Dr. Lin is the lead developer and programmer for the ShakeCast System, and runs the USGS Global ShakeMap System at the NEIC. He obtained his B.S. in Physics from Tamkang University in Taiwan, and both M.S. & Ph.D. in Geophysics at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. As a combined Geophysicist and programmer, Kuo-wan has a key combination of skills to make ShakeCast what it is and envision future science and technology needs.

 

Jason Livingston, USGS IT (303-273-8587; jtlivingston@usgs.gov)

Student Trainee IT Specialist

U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center, Golden, CO

 

Jason puts a friendly face on ShakeCast support. A graduate of Red Rocks Community College majoring in Microsoft Server Administration, Jason has significant experience with Oracle, Postgres, and MySQL databases along with specific knowledge within Windows and Mac Administration.  He is also involved with ANSS operations Tiered Support at the NEIC for critical systems. In addition to working at USGS supporting critical missions, he is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

 

David Wald, USGS , PhD (303-273-8441; wald@usgs.gov)

Supervisory Research Geophysicist

U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center, Golden, CO

Dr. Wald is a Seismologist with the USGS and is on the Geophysics Faculty at the Colorado School of Mines. Wald is involved in management, operations, and developments at the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden & the Advanced National Seismic System. He developed & manages “ShakeMap”, “Did You Feel it?”, & is responsible for developing other systems for post-earthquake response, information, & pre-earthquake mitigation, including ShakeCast & PAGER. David earned his B.S. in Physics & Geology at St. Lawrence University in New York, an M.S. in Geophysics at the University of Arizona, & his Ph.D. in Geophysics from the California Institute of Technology.