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Professor Ya-Ju Hsu

Education
1997 B.S., Department of Earth Sciences, National Central University, Taiwan
1999 M.S., Institute of Applied Geology, National Central University, Taiwan
2004 Ph.D., Institute of Geophysics, National Central University, Taiwan

 

Experiences
1999/07-2000/08  Research assistant, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
2004/07-2004/09 Post-doctoral fellow, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
2004/09-2006/08 Post-doctoral fellow, Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA.
2006/08-2010/10 Assistant research fellow, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
2010/10-2015/08 Associate research fellow, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
2015/09-present Research fellow, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

 

Honors and Awards
Academia Sinica Research Award for Junior Research Investigators, 2010
Ta-You Wu Memorial Award, National Science Council (NSC-Taiwan), 2012
Career Development Award, Academia Sinica, 2016
Promising Women in Science Award, Wu Chieh Shiung Education Foundation, 2017

 

Professional Memberships
Geophysical Society of China
Geological Society of China
American Geophysical Union

 

Professional Services
Program committee member, 2010 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Taipei, Taiwan
2011 AGU meeting (December 5-9, San Francisco, USA), Session convener, T34: Mechanics of the lithospheric deformation during the earthquake cycle.
2011 AOGS meeting (August 8-12, Taipei, Taiwan), Session convener, SE92: Geodetic observations and modeling of earthquake cycle deformation.
2013 Taiwan Geosciences Assembly (May 13-17, Taoyuan, Taiwan), Chair of Geodesy
2016 AOGS meeting (July 31 - August 5, Beijing, China), Session convener, SE13: Geodetic observations, modeling of earthquake cycle deformation, and tectonics
Steering committee of sub-commission 3.2 for Crustal Deformation, IAG/IUGG (2015-2019)
Member, The Committee for IAG/IUGG, Taipei 2016-
Associate Editor, Geological Society of America Bulletin (2016-2018)

 

Publications

Refereed Papers

  1. Canitano, A., M. Godano, Y. J. Hsu, H. M. Lee, A. T. Linde, ad S. I. Sacks (2018), Seismicity controlled by a frictional afterslip during a small magnitude seismic sequence (ML < 5) on the Chihshang Fault, Taiwan, J. Geophys. Res. doi: 10.1002/2017JB015128
  2. Mouyen, N., A. Canitano, B. F. Chao, Y. J. Hsu, P. Steer, L. Longuevergne, and J. P. Boy, (2017), Typhoon-induced ground deformation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 11004-11011, doi: 10.1002/2017GL075615.
  3. Canitano, A., Y. J. Hsu, H. M. Lee, A. T. Linde, ad S. I. Sacks (2017), Calibration for the shear strain of 3-component borehole strainmeter in eastern Taiwan through Earth and ocean tidal waveform modeling, J. Geodesy,doi:10.1007/s00190-017-1056-4.
  4. Chao, K., Z. G. Peng, Y. J. Hsu, K. Obara, C. Wu, K. E. Ching, S. Lee, H. C. Pu, P. L. Leu, and A. Wech (2017), Temporal variation of tectonic tremor activity in southern Taiwan around the 2010 ML6.4 Jiashian earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 122, 5417-5434, doi:10.10002/2016JB013925.
  5. Wu, W. N., Y. T. Yen, Y. J. Hsu, and W. M. Wu (2017), Spatial variation of seismogenic depths of crustal earthquakes in the Taiwan region: implications for seismic hazard assessment. Tectonophysics, 20, 81-95, doi:10.1016/j.tecto2017.04.028
  6. Chen, K. S., Y. M. Wu, Y. J. Hsu and Y. C. Chan (2017), Current crustal deformation of the Taiwan orogen reassessed by cGPS strain-rate estimation and focal mechanism stress inversion", Geophys. J. Int., 210, 228-23, doi:10.1093/gji/ggx165.
  7. Moore D. P. J., H. Yu, C. H. Tang, T. Wang, S. Barbot, D. Peng, S. Masuti, J. Dauwels, Y. J. Hsu, V. Lambert, P. Nanjundiah, S. Wei, E. Lindsey, L. J. Feng  and B. Shibazaki (2017), Imaging the distribution of transient viscosity following the 2016 Mw 7.1 Kumamoto earthquake, Science, 356(6334), 163-167, doi: 10.1126/science.aal3422.
  8. Hsu, Y. J. *, S. B. Yu, J. Loveless, T. Bacolcol, R. Solidum, A. Luis Jr, A. Pelicano, and J. Woessner. (2016), Interseismic deformation and moment deficit along the Manila subduction zone and the Philippine fault system, J. Geophys. Res., 121, 76397665, doi:10.1002/2016JB013082
  9. Kuo, Y. T., C. S. Ku, Y. G. Chen, Y. Wang, Y. N. N. Lin, Y. R. Chuang, Y. J. Hsu, F. W. Taylor, B. S. Huang, H. Tung (2016), Characteristics on fault coupling along the Solomon megathrust based on GPS observations from 2011 to 2014, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi: 10.1002/2016GL070188. (2016/08)
  10. Canitano, A., Y. J. Hsu, H. M. Lee, A. T. Linde, ad S. I. Sacks (2016), A first modeling of dynamic and static crustal strain field from near-field dilatation measurements: example of the 2013 Mw 6.2 Ruisui earthquake, Taiwan, J. Geodesy. 91, 1-8,  doi:10.1007/s00190-016-0933-6 (2016/04)
  11. Chiang, P. J., Y. J. Hsu*, W. L. Chang, (2016) Fault modeling of the 2012 Wutai, Taiwan earthquake and its tectonic implications, Tectonophysics. 666, 66-75, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.10.15. (2016/1)
  12. Canitano, A., Y. J. Hsu, H. M. Lee, A. T. Linde, ad S. I. Sacks (2015), Near-field strain observations of the October 2013 Ruisui, Taiwan earthquake: source parameters and limits of very-short term strain detection, Earth Planets Space, doi 10.1186/s40623-40015-40284-40621.
  13. Hsu, Y. J.*, Y. S. Chang, C. C. Liu, H. M. Lee, A. T. Linde, S. I. Sacks, G. Kitagawa, and Y. G. Chen (2015), Revisiting borehole strain, typhoons, and slow earthquakes using quantitative estimates of precipitation induced strain changes, J. Geophys. Res., 120, doi: 10.1002/2014JB011807.
  14. Hsu, Y. J.*, R. F. Chen, C. W., Lin, H. Y. Chen, and S. B. Yu (2014), Seasonal, long-term, and short-term deformation in the Central Range of Taiwan induced by landslides, Geology, 42, 991-994, doi:10.1130/G35991.1
  15. Chen, R. F., Y. J. Hsu, S. B. Yu, K. J. Chen, R.Y. Wu, Y. C. Hsieh, and C. W. Lin (2014), Real-Time monitoring of deep-seated gravitational slope deformation in the Taiwan mountain belt (2014), belt, in Lollino, G., et al., eds., Engineering Geology for Society and Territory: Volume 6, Applied Geology for Major Engineering Projects: Springer International Publishing, 1084 p. (EI)
  16. Chen, H. Y., J. C. Lee, H. Tung, S. B. Yu, Y. J. Hsu and H. Lee (2013), A new velocity field from a dense GPS array in the southernmost Longitudinal Valley, southeastern Taiwan, Terr. Amos. Oceanic Sci., 24, 837-862, doi:10.3319/TAO.2013.06.18.01.
  17. Yu, S. B, Y. J. Hsu, T. Bacolcol, C. C. Yang, Y. C. Tsai, and R. Solidum (2013) Present-day crustal deformation along the Philippine Fault in Luzon, Philippines, J. Asian Earth Sci., 65, 64-74.
  18. Lee, S. J., W. T. Liang, L. Mozziconacci, Y. J. Hsu, C. Y. Lu, W. G. Huang and B. S. Huang (2013), Source complexity of the 4 March 2010 Jiashian, Taiwan, earthquake determined by joint inversion of teleseismic and near field data, J. Asian Earth Sci,. 64, 14-26.
  19. Rousset B., S. Barbot, J. P. Avouac, and Y. J. Hsu (2012), Postseismic deformation following the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake, Taiwan: Implication for lower-crust rheology, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2012JB009571.
  20. Hsu, Y. J.*, M. Ando, S. B. Yu, and M. Simons (2012). The potential for a very large earthquake along the southernmost Ryukyu subduction zone, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, doi:10.1029/2012GL052764.
  21. Tsai, M. C., S. B. Yu, Y. J. Hsu, H.Y. Chen, and H. W. Chen (2012). Interseismic crustal deformation of frontal thrust fault system in the Chiayi-Tainan area, Taiwan, Tectonophysics, 554, 169-184, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2012.05.014.
  22. Chen, H. Y., J. C. Lee, H. Tung, S. B. Yu, Y. J. Hsu and H. Lee (2012), Determination of vertical velocity field of southernmost Longitudinal Valley in eastern Taiwan: A joint analysis of leveling and GPS measurements, Terr. Amos. Oceanic Sci., 23, 355-376, doi:10.3319/TAO.2012.02.29.01.
  23. Chan, C. H, Y. J. Hsu, and Y. M. Wu (2012), Possible stress states adjacent to the rupture zone of the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan, earthquake, Tectonophysics, 541, 81-88.
  24. Hsu, Y. J.*, S.B. Yu, T. R.A. Song, and T. Bacolcol (2012), Plate coupling along the Manila subduction zone between Taiwan and northern Luzon, J. Asian Earth Sci. 51, 98-108, doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2012.01.005.
  25. Hsu, Y. J.*, M. Simons, C. A. Williams, and E. Casarotti (2011) Three‐dimensional FEM derived elastic Green’s functions for the coseismic deformation of the 2005 Mw 8.7 Nias‐Simeulue, Sumatra earthquake, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 12, Q07013, doi:10.1029/2011GC003553.
  26. Hsu, Y. J.*, S. B. Yu, L. C. Kuo, Y. C. Tsai, and H. Y. Chen (2011) Coseismic deformation of the 2010 Jiashian, Taiwan earthquake and implications for fault activities in southwestern Taiwan, Tectonophysics, 502, 328-335.
  27. Wan, Y.G., S. Z. Sheng, Y. J. Hsu, and Y. M. Wu, (2011) Effect of stress ratio and friction coefficient on composite P wave radiation patterns, Chin. J. Geophys., 54, 994-1001.
  28. Wu, Y. M., Y. J. Hsu, C. H. Chang, L. S. Teng, and M. Nakamura (2010) Temporal and spatial variation of stress field in Taiwan from 1991 to 2007: Insights from comprehensive first motion focal mechanism catalog, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 298, 306-316.
  29. Chen, C. H, C. H. Wang, Y. J. Hsu, S. B. Yu, and L. C. Kuo (2010) Correlation between groundwater level and altitude variations in land subsidence area of the Choshuichi Alluvial Fan, Taiwan, Engineering Geology, 115, 122-131, doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2010.05.011.
  30. Hsu, Y. J.*, L. Rivera, Y. M. Wu, C. H. Chang, and H. Kanamori (2010) Spatial heterogeneity of tectonic stress and friction in the crust: new evidence from earthquake focal mechanisms in Taiwan, Geophys. J. Int. 182, 329-342.
  31. Hsu, Y. J.*, S. B. Yu, M. Simons, L. C. Kuo, and H. Y. Chen (2009) Interseismic crustal deformation in the Taiwan plate boundary zone revealed by GPS observations, seismicity, and earthquake focal mechanisms, Tectonophysics, 479, 4-18.
  32. Hsu Y. J.*, J. P. Avouac, S. B. Yu, C. H. Chang, Y. M. Wu, and J. Woessner (2009), Spatio-temporal slip, and stress level on the faults within the western foothills of Taiwan: implications for fault frictional properties, Pure Appl. Geophys., 166, 1853-1884.
  33. Chen, H. Y. , Y. J. Hsu, J .C. Lee, S. B. Yu, L. C. Kuo, C. C. Liu and C. S. Tsai (2009) Coseismic displacements and slip Distribution inferred from GPS and leveling observations for the 2006 Peinan Earthquake (Mw 6.1) in southeastern Taiwan, Earth Planets Space, 61, 299–318, 2009.
  34. Hsu, Y. J.*, S. B. Yu, and H. Y. Chen (2009) Coseismic and postseismic deformation associated with the 2003 Chengkung, Taiwan earthquake. Geophys. J. Int. 176, 420-430.
  35. Wu, Y. M., L. Zhao, C. H. Chang, and Y. J. Hsu (2008) Focal-mechanism determination in Taiwan by genetic algorithm, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 98, 651-661.
  36. Hsu, Y. J.*, P. Segall, S. B. Yu, L. C. Kuo, and C. A. Williams (2007) Temporal and spatial variations of postseismic deformation following the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan earthquake, Geophys. J. Int., 169, 367-379.
  37. Hsu, Y. J.*, M. Simons, J.-P. Avouac, J. Galetzka, K. Sieh, M, Chlieh, D. Natawidjaja, L. Prawirodirdjo and Y. Bock (2006) Frictional afterslip following the Mw 8.7, 2005 Nias-Simeulue earthquake, Sumatra, Science, 312, 1921-1926.
  38. Briggs, R. W., K. Sieh, A. J., Meltzner, D. Natawidjaja, J. Galetzka, B. Suwargadi , Y. J. Hsu, M. Simons, N. Hananto, I. Suprihanto, D. Prayudi, J.-P. Avouac, L. Prawirodirdjo, and Y. Bock (2006) Deformation and slip along the Sunda megathrust in the great 2005 Nias-Simeulue earthquake, Science, 311, 1897-1901.
  39. Yu, S. B., Y. J. Hsu, L. C. Kuo, H. Y. Chen, and C. C. Liu (2003) GPS measurement of postseismic deformation following the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan, earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 10.1029/2003JB002396, 2003.
  40. Hsu, Y. J.*, M. Simons, S. B. Yu, L. C. Kuo, and H. Y. Chen, (2003) A two-dimensional dislocation model for interseismic deformation of the Taiwan mountain belt, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 211, 287-294.
  41. Hsu, Y. J.*, N. Bechor, P. Segall, S. B. Yu, L. C. Kuo, and K. F. Ma (2002) Rapid afterslip following the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan, earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett. 29, 10.1029/2002GL014967.
  42. Kuo, L. C., S. B. Yu, Y. J. Hsu, C. S. Hou, Y. H. Lee, C. S. Tsai, and C. S. Chen (2002). Impact of a large earthquake on a GPS network: The case of the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan, earthquake, Survey Review, 36, 423-431.
  43. Yu, S. B., L. C. Kuo, Y. J. Hsu, H. H. Su, C. C. Liu, C. S. Hou, J. F. Lee, T. C. Lai, C. C. Liu, C. L. Liu, T. F. Tseng, C. S. Tsai, and T. C. Shin (2001) Preseismic deformation and coseismic displacements associated with the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan earthquake, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 91, 995-1012.
  44. Johnson, K. M., Y. J. Hsu, P. Segall, and S. B. Yu (2001) Fault geometry and slip distribution of the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan earthquake imaged from inversion of GPS data, Geophy. Res. Lett., 28, 2285-2288.

 Conference Abstracts

  1. Hsu, Y. J., S. B. Yu, J. Loveless, T. Bacolcol, R. Solidum, A. Luis Jr, A. Pelicano, and J. Woessner (2017), Fault coupling and moment deficit along the Manila subduction zone, The 9th South China Sea Tsunami workshop, Oct. 23-24, Qingdao, China (Invited speaker).
  2. Hsu, Y. J., R. F. Chen, C. W., Lin, H. Y. Chen, and S. B. Yu (2014), Seasonal, long-term, and short-term deformation in the Central Range of Taiwan induced by landslides, 35th IGC meeting, Aug. 27 – Sep. 4, Cape Town, South Africa..
  3. Hsu, Y. J. , S. B. Yu, J. Loveless, T. Bacolcol, R. Solidum and J. Woessner (2016), Geodetic and seismic constraints on subduction zone coupling and block motions in Luzon, Philippines, 2016 AOGS meeting, July 31 - August 5, Beijing, China (Invited speaker)
  4. Hsu, Y. J. and P. H. Chiang, Coseismic deformation of the Mw 6.3 2016 Meinong earthquake and implications for fault activities and tectonics in southern Taiwan (2016), AOGS meeting, July 31 - August 5, Beijing, China
  5. Hsu, Y. J. , S. B. Yu, J. Loveless, T. Bacolcol, and R. Solidum (2015), Interseismic deformation and moment deficit along the Manila subduction zone and the Philippine fault system, AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 14-18, San Francisco, USA. (Invited speaker)
  6. Hsu, Y. J.*, Y. S. Chang, C. C. Liu, H. M. Lee, A. T. Linde, S. I. Sacks, G. Kitagawa, and Y. G. Chen (2015), Revisiting borehole strain, typhoons, and slow earthquakes using quantitative estimates of precipitation induced strain changes, Earth observatory of Singapore, Oct. 6, Singapore.
  7. Hsu, Y. J., R. F. Chen, C. W., Lin, H. Y. Chen, and S. B. Yu (2014), Seasonal, long-term, and short-term deformation in the Central Range of Taiwan induced by landslides, AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 15-19, San Francisco, USA.
  8. Hsu, Y. J., S. B. Yu, J. Loveless and T. Bacolcol (2013) Interseismic deformation along the Philippine fault system and Manila subduction zone, AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 9-13, San Francisco, USA.
  9. Hsu, Y. J., S. B. Yu, T. Bacolcol, and M, Ando, (2013) The potential large earthquake along the Taiwan plate boundary zone, 2013 Taiwan Geosciences assembly, May 13-17, Longtang, Taiwan (Invited speaker).
  10. Hsu, Y. J., M. Simons, C. A. Williams, and E. Casarotti (2012) Three‐dimensional FEM derived elastic Green’s functions for the coseismic deformation of the 2005 Mw 8.7 Nias‐Simeulue, Sumatra earthquake, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012, Apr. 22-27, Vienna, Austria.
  11. Hsu, Y. J. and S. B. Yu (2011) Spatial heterogeneity of tectonic stress and friction in the crust: new evidences from earthquake focal mechanisms in Taiwan, AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 5-9, San Francisco, USA.
  12. Hsu, Y. J., C. C. Liu, Y. S. Chang, A. T. Linde, and I. S. Sacks, (2011) Strain changes revealed in borehole strainmeter array, eastern Taiwan, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Apr. 3-8, Vienna, Austria.
  13. Hsu, Y. J. and S. B. Yu (2010) Deformation along the Taiwan-Luzon plate boundary from GPS velocity, stress inversion, and gravity data, AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 13-17, San Francisco, USA. (Invited speaker)
  14. Hsu, Y. J., S. B. Yu, Y. C. Tsai, H. Y. Chen, and C. S. Tsai (2010) Postseismic deformation a decade after the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan earthquake, GEEA, July 5-9, Aix-en-Provence, France.
  15. Hsu, Y. J., L. Rivera, Y. M. Wu, C. H. Chang, and H. Kanamori (2010) Spatial heterogeneity of tectonic stress and friction in the crust: new evidence from earthquake focal mechanisms in Taiwan, WPGM, June 22-25, Taipei, Taiwan.
  16. Hsu, Y. J., Y. M. Wu, C. H. Chang, L. S. Teng, and M. Nakamura (2009) Temporal and spatial variation of stress fields before and after the 1999 Chi-Chi Taiwan earthquake, AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 14-18, San Francisco, USA.
  17. Hsu, Y. J., M. Simons, C. A. Williams, and E. Casarotti (2009) Effects of 3-D Green’s functions, topography, and Poisson’s ratio on coseismic deformation of subduction zone earthquakes, The 3rd Taiwan-Japan Earth Science Workshop, Feb. 28 –Mar. 2, Okinawa, Japan.
  18. Hsu, Y. J., S. B. Yu, M. Simons, L. C. Kuo, and H. Y. Chen (2008) Crustal deformation in the Taiwan plate boundary zone revealed by GPS observations, seismicity, and earthquake focal mechanisms, AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 15-19, San Francisco, USA (Invited speaker)
  19. Hsu, Y. J., M. Simons, C. A. Williams, and E. Casarotti (2007) 3-D FEM derived elastic Green's functions for the coseismic and postseismic deformation of the 2005 Mw 8.7 Nias-Simeulue, Sumatra earthquake, AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 10-14, San Francisco, USA. (Invited speaker)
  20. Hsu, Y. J., J. P. Avouac, M. Simons, S. B. Yu, C. H. Chang, and Y. M. Wu (2007) Implications for the magnitude of background stress field from GPS measurements and focal mechanisms, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics 2007 XXIV General Assembly, July 2-13, Perugia, Italy.
  21. Hsu, Y. J., M. Simons, C. A. Williams, and E. Casarotti (2007) 2-D and 3-D FEM Derived Elastic Green's Functions -Application to the coseismic and postseismic deformation of the 2005 Mw8.7 Nias-Simeulue, Sumatra earthquake, Community Finite Element Models for Fault Systems and Tectonic Modeling workshop, June 25-29, Golden, Colorado, USA. (Invited speaker)
  22. Hsu, Y. J., J. P. Avouac, M. Simons, J. Woessne, C. H. Chang, Y. M. Wu, and W. T. Liang (2006) Implications for the magnitude of background stress field from GPS measurements and focal mechanisms, AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 11-15, San Francisco, USA.
  23. Hsu, Y. J., M. Simons, F. Levy, S. Leprince, J. P. Avouac, and S. B. Yu (2006) Distribution of coseismic slip for the 1999 Chi-Chi Taiwan earthquake: New data and implications of varying 3D fault geometry, Community Finite Element Models for Fault Systems and Tectonic Modeling workshop, June 26-30, Golden, Colorado, USA
  24. Hsu, Y. J., M. Simons, J. P. Avouac, K. Sieh, R. Briggs, A. Meltzner, Y. Bock, C. Subarya, and L. Prawirodirdjo (2005) Coseismic and postseismic slip on the Sumatran megathrust following the 2005 Nias-Simeulue, Indonesia earthquake, AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 5-9, San Francisco, USA.
  25. Hsu, Y. J., M. Simons, F. Levy, S. Leprince, and J. P. Avouac (2005) Distribution of coseismic slip for the 1999 Chi-Chi Taiwan earthquake: New data and implications of varying 3D fault geometry, AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 5-9, San Francisco, USA.
  26. Hsu, Y. J., P. Segall, and S. B. Yu, (2004) Temporal and spatial variations of afterslip following the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan earthquake, AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 13-17, San Francisco, USA.

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  • Field: Earthquake cycle deformation, GPS geodesy, fault mechanics, stress and strain states of the lithosphere, subduction zone deformation, and earthquake source model

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