Curriculum Vitae

 
 

Laura Alisic


Seismological Laboratory

Department of Geological and Planetary Sciences

California Institute of Technology

1200 E. California Blvd

M/C 252 - 21

Pasadena, 91125 CA

United States of America


Email: alisic _at_ gps.caltech.edu

Office Phone: +1 626 395 6974

Education

Contact information

ACADEMIC SERVICE AND HONORS

other activities and interests

  1. PhD in Geophysics with a minor in Computational Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology, United States of America. September 2006 – current. GPA overall: 3.9/4.0; minor: 4.1/4.0

  2. Masters in Geophysics, California Institute of Technology, United States of America. September 2006 – June 2008; GPA: 3.7/4.0

  3. Masters in Geophysics; University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. September 2002 – August 2006; with the judicium “met genoegen” (with distinction)

  4. Propedeuse in Geosciences / Geophysics; University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. September 2001 – July 2002; with the judicium “met genoegen” (with distinction), 7.9 on average

  5. High school: VWO (Preparatory scientific education level); Lorentz Lyceum; Eindhoven, the Netherlands. September 1995 – July 2001; with the judicium “cum laude” and two extra courses

  1. Photography

  2. Outdoor activities, traveling, backpacking, running

  3. Rowing at (inter)national level, September 2001 – December 2005; in the eight (2 years), coxed and coxless fours (1 year) and single sculls (2 years), including coaching activities; Dutch National Student Champion in the eight (2004)

  4. Participation in several national mathematics competitions: KUN National Math Tournament for Teams, “Kangoeroe” Tournaments, Mathematics Olympiads; 1995 – 2001

  5. Participation in the final of the National Geography Olympiad, 1998

  6. Participation in the National Youth Debate event, 1996

  7. Participation in several artistic and sports “interlyceales”; yearly competitions between the five oldest VWO high schools (lyceums) in the Netherlands, 1995 – 2001

  1. Graduate Review Board, California Institute of Technology, Board of Directors. April 2007 – September 2010

  2. Faculty Council (Faculteitsraad) of the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht, student member. September 2003 – August 2005

  3. Freshmans’ Committee (Eerstejaarscommissie) of the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht. September 2001 – August 2002

  4. Council of Participation (Medezeggenschapsraad) of the Lorentz Lyceum, Eindhoven, student member. September 1998 – July 2000

Awards

  1. Springer Prize for Computational Science and Engineering 2011

  2. NSF-MARGINS Best Student Poster Award, American Geophysical Union, 2009

TEACHING

  1. Teaching assistant, Ge 263 Computational Geophysics, California Institute of Technology, Winter term 2010-2011

  2. Co-mentor of Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research (SURF) Program, Summer 2009-2010

  3. Teaching assistant, Ge 161 Plate Tectonics, California Institute of Technology, Fall term 2009-2010

  4. Teaching assistant, Ge 161 Plate Tectonics, California Institute of Technology, Winter term 2008-2009

  5. Teaching assistant, Ge162 Seismology, California Institute of Technology, Winter term 2007-2008

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  1. Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar, Gordon Research Conference on the Interior of the Earth, June 2011

  2. Geophysics seminar, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University, May 2011

  3. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 2010

  4. Geophysics seminar, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA, November 2010

  5. Structural Seismology seminar, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, November 2010

  6. Geophysics lunch seminar, Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, September 2010

  7. One-day workshop on computational seismology, CIDER Summer School, Santa Barbara, July 2008

  8. Yearly presentations in the Brownbag seminar series and the Tectonics Observatory seminar series, Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 2006 - current