MIT EAPS Directory

Victor Tsai

Visiting Scientist

Research Description

Victor Tsai is a geophysicist, working with the Van der Hilst group, whose research focuses on seismology and geomechanics, fluid-solid interactions in Earth systems, theoretical glaciology, and environmental seismology. He has worked on modeling of debris flows, tsunamis, and subglacial hydrology and friction. He also has interest in understanding wave propagation, particularly for ground motion amplification using simplified models and imaging with ambient noise. 

Victor received a B.S. in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology (2004) and a Ph.D. from Harvard University (2009). He was a postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. Geological Survey (2009-2011) and a professor at the California Institute of Technology (2011-2019), and is now a professor at Brown University.

Contact Information




Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences (Geophysics), Harvard University, 2009
M.A., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 2006
B.S., Geophysics with Honors, California Institute of Technology, 2004