Curriculum Vitae:

Professional Experience
08.2017 - present: Contract Researcher
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), France
Project involved: SERA-JRA1 - Physics of the earthquake initiation

06.2016 - present: Researcher
National Institute for Earth Physics, Romania
Automatic techniques for detection and location of seismic sources in different tectonic and anthropogenic settings

10.2015 - 05.2016: Visiting Researcher
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, UK
Seismic source imaging

02.2012 - 07.2015: Postdoc Researcher
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), France
Multi-scale space-time imaging of seismic sources using array methods

10.2003 – 08.2007: Junior Geophysicist
National Center for Seismic Risk Reduction, Bucharest, Romania
Maintenance of strong ground motion network; data processing; geophysical measurements for site conditions evaluation


Education
04.2008 - 03.2011: Ph.D.
Division of Disaster Mitigation Science, Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), University of Tokyo, Japan
Thesis title: "The Origin of Near-Fault Ground Motion Pulses and Their Significance for Seismic Design."
advisor Prof. Kazuki Koketsu; co-advisor Dr. Hiroe Miyake.

10.2003 – 06.2004: M. Eng.
Environmental Geological Engineering, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest, Romania

10.1998 – 06.2003: B. Sc.
Geophysics, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest, Romania
Graduated with honors: average grade 9.86 (of 10)

09.1997 – 06.1998:
Faculty of Physics; University of Chisinau, Republic of Moldova,
Specialty: Theoretical Physic (one year completed, no degree)


Other Research Experience
01.2018 - 03.2018: Visiting Researcher
Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan
Host: Prof. Kazushige Obara

10.2016 - 12.2016: Visiting Researcher
Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan
Host: Prof. Kazushige Obara

09.2015: Visiting Research Fellow
Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan
Host: Dr. Hiroe Miyake

10.2011 - 01.2012 Collaborating Researcher
Seismology Department, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), France

04.2007 – 03.2008: Research Student
Division of Disaster Mitigation Science, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan
Supervisor: Prof. Kazuki Koketsu

05.2005 – 08.2005: Research Fellow
Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo
Supervisor: Dr. Hiroe Miyake

09.2004 – 09.2005: Trainee
JICA Regular Training Course on Seismology Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Mitigation, International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (IISEE), Building Research Institute (BRI), Tsukuba, Japan
Post Graduate Diploma in Seismology


Honours
03.2011: Best Presentation Award in recognition of Outstanding Contributions by a Young Researchers (8CUEE, Tokyo, Japan)
12.2008: Outstanding Student Paper Award (AGU Fall Meeting)
04.2007 – 03.2011: Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho/MEXT) Scholarship for Research Students
06.2003: Graduation honours, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest
10.1998 - Scholarship for undergraduate studies, Romanian Ministry of Education


Skills
Programming
Python, Fortran, Bash, Awk, Perl,C
Typesetting and Plotting: HTML, GMT, Matplotlib
Seismological Data Analysis: SAC, ObsPy

Languages:
Russian (native), Romanian (fluent), English (fluent), French (intermediate), Japanise (beginner)