David Boore Will Deliver the 2014 Joyner Lecture at SSA Annual Meeting

U.S. Geological Survey Research Geophysicist David Boore will deliver the 2014 William B. Joyner Lecture at the Seismological Society of America (SSA) Annual Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, on May 1, 2014.

The William B. Joyner Lecture is awarded by the SSA, in cooperation with EERI, to those who have provided outstanding earth science contributions to the theory and practice of earthquake engineering or outstanding earthquake engineering contributions to the direction and focus of earth science research—together with demonstrated skills of communication at the interface of earthquake science and earthquake engineering.

The lectures honor the distinguished career of William B. Joyner at the U.S. Geological Survey and his abiding commitment to continuing communication and education at the interface between research findings of earthquake science and the practical realities of earthquake engineering.

David Boore, USGSDavid Boore’s professional experience includes: USGS postdoctoral fellow, Stanford University visiting assistant professor and assistant professor, and USGS geophysicist. Boore has published over 230 papers, mostly dealing with various aspects of the problem of estimating the ground shaking from large earthquakes. The topics covered in these publications range from the seismic source to site response, with stops in between.

The U.S. Department of the Interior awarded Dr. Boore the Meritorious Service Award in 1993 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2005 in recognition of his research in many different areas of engineering seismology.  He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and an honorary life member of the Seismological Society of America.  In 2010, he was awarded the COSMOS/EERI/SSA Bruce A. Bolt medal.

For more information about the Joyner Lecture Award, visit: www.eeri.org/about-eeri/honors-awards/william-b-joyner-lecture-award/.