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My name is Kevin Chao. I am a seismologist working on research into slow earthquakes.  As a data science scholar at Northwestern University, I am currently involved in a big data study of cross-disciplinary research subjects.  


My research focuses on investigating tectonic faulting processes in active fault zones. I have conducted in-depth studies of tectonic tremor (i.e., one type of slow earthquake). Specifically, I am interested in the dynamic triggering of tremor, and understanding the interaction between ambient tremor and typical earthquakes. 






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