Hongyu Sun
  • 2022 Alum (PhD)
  • PhD, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT, 2022
  • MSc, Geophysics, Jilin University, 2017
Biographical Overview
Dr. Sun recently completed her PhD at MIT and is now a postdoc in the Seismological Laboratory at Caltech. She did her PhD work in geophysics in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and in the Imaging and Computing Group, working with Laurent Demanet. She used machine-learning algorithms to explore (i.e., extrapolate, generate, extract, etc.) seismic waves and to infer the Earth's structures and properties. While at MIT she also studied fault weakening and earthquake instability with Matej Pec using rock deformation experiments. Her research interests range from computational to experimental studies of the Earth, including but not limited to machine learning, seismic imaging, seismic interferometry, inverse problems, signal processing, and geomechanics.