Edward Brooks

Edward Brooks

Ph.D. Candidate
Email: eddie at
earth.northwestern.edu
847-467-2467
Location: Tech F476

Curriculum Vitae | Research Website


Research

My research involves assessing the performance of earthquake hazard maps. Engineers and city planners use these maps to make decisions for hazard mitigation, but frequently the maps used prove ineffective, and there is no agreed upon metric for defining map success. My work focuses on quantifying the performance of hazard maps, so objective comparisons can be drawn between maps. Ultimately, this work can be used to ask the question of how good must a map be to be successful?

Education

Ph.D. Candidate, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University
M.S., Statistics, Northwestern University, expected 2016
B.S. Physics and Earth and Planetary Science, minors in Mathematics and Space Science & Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2013

Funding Awards

Sloss Fellowship, Summer 2015
Northwestern Institute for Policy Research Graduate Research Fellow, 2015-2016
Northwestern Institute for Policy Research Graduate Research Fellow, 2016-2017

Selected Publications

Brooks, E. M., Stein, S., and Spencer, B. D. (2016). Investigating the effects of smoothing on the performance of earthquake hazard maps. Seismological Research Letters, In Review.

Brooks, E. M., Stein, S., and Spencer, B. D. (2016). Comparing the performance of Japan’s earthquake hazard maps to uniform and randomized maps. Seismological Research Letters, 87(1), 90-102.

Brooks, E. M., Diggory, M., Gomez, E., Salaree, A., Schmid, M., Saloor, N., and Stein, S. (2016). Should Fermi have secured his water heater?, Seismological Research Letters, 87(2A), 387-394.

Stein, S., Spencer, B. D., and Brooks, E. M. (2015). Metrics for assessing earth- quake hazard map performance. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 105(4), 2160-2173.

Stein, S., Spencer, B. D., and Brooks, E. M. (2015). Bayes and BOGSAT: issues in when and how to revise earthquake hazard maps. Seismological Research Letters, 86(1), 6-10.

Teaching Assistantships

Earth 202: Earth's Interior, Fall 2014
Earth 201: Earth Systems Revealed, Winter 2015
Earth 103: Geological Hazards, Spring 2015

Community Service

Shedd Aquarium Guest Engagement Volunteer, 2015 – Present
Project Excite Volunteer, 2015

Research Interests

  • Seismology
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Statistics
June 2, 2016