Jiahua Zhao Jiahua Zhao
Email: jiahua_zhao@outlook.com
Student Intern (2019)

Harvard Seismology Group
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Harvard University

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Research Interests

I am interested in marine seismology, and I am mainly engaged in OBS observation of active/passive-source of ocean floor, submarine magmatism, crust-mantle processes and seismic tomography. My previous project was to use the active-source data of Eastern North American Margin Community Seismic Experiment (ENAM-CSE) to inverse the three-dimensional structure of the crust and upper mantle in the rifted margin offshore North Carolina and Virginia, and explore the relationship between the formation of the Eastern North American Margin (ENAM) and the distribution of magma (this work was completed in cooperation with Donna J. Shillington of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University).

In addition, I am also interested in parallel computing and deep learning, especially the application of code parallel optimization and deep learning technology. My team and I have won the First Prize and the Application Innovation Award in ASC19 Student Supercomputer Challenge.

Currently I am doing a three-month internship within the group of Prof. Miaki Ishii. And my work is to use deep learning technology to improve DigitSeis, so that it can more quickly and "intelligently" convert the seismic records on analog seismograms into digital records.


2016-Present: B.S Candidate (Ocean Science and Engineering), Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China

2013-2016: High School, High School Attached to Guangxi Normal University, Guangxi, China


Oct. 2019-Present, Student Intern, Harvard Seismology Group, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

May. 2019-Aug. 2019, Student Intern, Earth Intern Program, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY

Jan. 2019-Feb. 2019, Student Intern, Ten-thousand Interflow Student Program, Marine Geology Group, SUSTech & HKUST, Shenzhen & Hong Kong, China

Sep. 2018-Jan. 2019, Student Assistant, Center for Computational Science and Engineering, SUSTech, Shenzhen, China

Jul. 2018-Sep. 2018, Student Intern, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China


SUSTech’s First Prize Student Scholarship, 2019.09

First Prize, ASC19 Student Supercomputer Challenge, 2019.04

Application Innovation, ASC19 Student Supercomputer Challenge, 2019.04

SUSTech’s First Prize Student Scholarship, 2018.09

Second Prize, Chinese undergraduate Astronomical Innovation Contest, 2018.08

Second Prize, ASC18 Student Supercomputer Challenge, 2018.04

Bronze Medal Winner, The 2017 University Physics Competition, 2018.01

Second Prize, ASC17 Student Supercomputer Challenge, 2017.04


Zhao, J, Shillington, D.J., Collin B., and Lindsay L. W. (submitted). New Constraints on Along-Strike Variations in Synrift Magmatism on the Rifted Margin Offshore North Carolina and Virginia from Seismic Refraction Data, The AGU Fall Meeting 2019, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 Dec.

Zhao, J. The development of Student Supercomputer Team in Southern University of Science and Technology, SC19, Denver, CO, 17-22 Nov.

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences / Harvard University / 20 Oxford Street / Cambridge / MA 02138 / U.S.A. / Telephone: +1 617 495 2350 / Fax: +1 617 496 1907 / Email: reilly@eps.harvard.edu