About Kevin Milner

Kevin Milner is a geophysicist, computer scientist, and musician living in Los Angeles, CA. He works for the Southern California Earthquake Center at the University of Southern California, where he is also a PhD Candidate.

His primary research interest is probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA). He is the lead developer of OpenSHA, an open-source PSHA platform, and of the Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities. The latter develops state-of-the-art earthquake forecasts for California (e.g. the third Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast) which are used as input to the building code, earthquake insurance rates, and the USGS National Seismic Hazard Maps. See recent publications and other work-related news here.

He is also an avid musician. His primary instruments are the pedal steel and lap steel guitars. He plays in many bands in the Los Angeles region, specializing in Americana and traditional country music. His primary band currently is Michael Monroe Goodman and the Honky Tonk Ninjas. See recent recordings, videos, or other music-related news here.


New album: Sunsinking by Sean Pawling

My good friend Sean Pawling just realeased a new album, Sunsinking. I had the pleasure of laying down some steel on track 11, Wait for the Silence. Give it a...

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Gun Hill Royals Sessions

Here is a collection of songs I’ve recorded with my friends Gun Hill Royals. Most are more Americana, though the first track below, Sun To Shine, has a stron...

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