Curriculum Vitae

Kevin Ross Milner

Location: Los Angeles, California

E-mail: kevin <at> kevinmilner.net

Last updated 25 January, 2021

Education

Year Degree Concentration Institution Advisor
2020 Ph.D. Geological Sciences (Geophysics) University of Southern California Prof. Thomas Jordan
2015 M.S. Geological Sciences (Geophysics) University of Southern California Prof. Thomas Jordan
2007 B.S. Computer Sciences University of Southern California  

Professional Appointments

Years Institution Title
2018-present Southern California Earthquake Center, University of Southern California Computer Scientist
2008-2018 Southern California Earthquake Center, University of Southern California Rsearch Programmer II

Publications

2021

Kevin R. Milner, Bruce E. Shaw, Christine A. Goulet, Keith B. Richards‐Dinger, Scott Callaghan, Thomas H. Jordan, James H. Dieterich, Edward H. Field; Toward Physics‐Based Nonergodic PSHA: A Prototype Fully Deterministic Seismic Hazard Model for Southern California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0120200216

2020

Sarah E. Minson, Annemarie S. Baltay, Elizabeth S. Cochran, Sara K. McBride, Kevin R. Milner; Shaking is Almost Always a Surprise: The Earthquakes That Produce Significant Ground Motion. Seismological Research Letters 2020; 92 (1): 460–468. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220200165

Edward H. Field, Kevin R. Milner, Morgan T. Page; Generalizing the Inversion‐Based PSHA Source Model for an Interconnected Fault System. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 2020; doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0120200219

William H. Savran, Maximilian J. Werner, Warner Marzocchi, David A. Rhoades, David D. Jackson, Kevin Milner, Edward Field, Andrew Michael; Pseudoprospective Evaluation of UCERF3‐ETAS Forecasts during the 2019 Ridgecrest Sequence. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 2020; 110 (4): 1799–1817. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0120200026

Field, E. H., Milner, K. R., & Porter, K. A. (2020). Assessing the value of removing earthquake-hazard-related epistemic uncertainties, exemplified using average annual loss in California. Earthquake Spectra, 36(4), 1912–1929. https://doi.org/10.1177/8755293020926185

Kevin R. Milner, Edward H. Field, William H. Savran, Morgan T. Page, Thomas H. Jordan; Operational Earthquake Forecasting during the 2019 Ridgecrest, California, Earthquake Sequence with the UCERF3‐ETAS Model. Seismological Research Letters 2020; 91 (3): 1567–1578. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220190294

2019

Andrew J. Michael, Sara K. McBride, Jeanne L. Hardebeck, Michael Barall, Eric Martinez, Morgan T. Page, Nicholas van der Elst, Edward H. Field, Kevin R. Milner, Anne M. Wein; Statistical Seismology and Communication of the USGS Operational Aftershock Forecasts for the 30 November 2018 Mw 7.1 Anchorage, Alaska, Earthquake. Seismological Research Letters 2019; 91 (1): 153–173. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220190196

Minson, S.E., Baltay, A.S., Cochran, E.S., Hanks, T.C., Page, M.T., McBride, S.K., Milner, K.R. and Meier, M.A., 2019. The limits of earthquake early warning accuracy and best alerting strategy. Scientific reports, 9(1), pp.1-13.

2018

Shaw, B. E., Milner, K. R., Field, E. H., Richards-Dinger, K., Gilchrist, J. J., Dieterich, J. H., & Jordan, T. H. (2018). A physics-based earthquake simulator replicates seismic hazard statistics across California. Science advances, 4(8), eaau0688.

Field, E. H., & Milner, K. R. (2018). Candidate products for operational earthquake forecasting illustrated using the HayWired planning scenario, including one very quick (and not‐so‐dirty) hazard‐map option. Seismological Research Letters, 89(4), 1420-1434.

Moschetti, M. P., Chang, S., Crouse, C. B., Frankel, A., Graves, R., Puangnak, H., Luco, N., Goulet, C. A., Rezaeian, S., Shumway, A., Powers, P. M., Petersen, M. D., Callaghan, S., Jordan, T. H., & Milner, K. R. (2018, June). The science, engineering applications, and policy implications of simulation‐based PSHA. In Proceedings of the 11th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering (11NCEE), June (pp. 25-19).

Crouse, C. B., Jordan, T. H., Milner, K. R., Goulet, C. A., Callaghan, S., & Graves, R. W. (2018, June). Site‐specific MCER response spectra for Los Angeles region based on 3‐D numerical simulations and the NGA West2 equations. In Oral Presentation at 11th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering. Paper (Vol. 518).

Jordan, T. H., Callaghan, S., Graves, R. W., Wang, F., Milner, K. R., Goulet, C. A., Maechling, P. J., Olsen, K. B., Cui, Y., Juve, G., Vahi, K., Yu, J., Deelman, E., and Gill, D. (2018, January). CyberShake models of seismic hazards in Southern and Central California. In Proceedings of the US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering.

2017

Field, E., Porter, K., & Milner, K. (2017). A Prototype Operational Earthquake Loss Model for California Based on UCERF3-ETAS–A First Look at Valuation. Earthquake spectra, 33(4), 1279-1299.

Field, E. H., Jordan, T. H., Page, M. T., Milner, K. R., Shaw, B. E., Dawson, T. E., … & Weldon, R. J. (2017). A synoptic view of the third Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF3). Seismological Research Letters, 88(5), 1259-1267.

Porter, K., Field, E., & Milner, K. (2017). Trimming a hazard logic tree with a new model-order-reduction technique. Earthquake spectra, 33(3), 857-874.

Field, E. H., Milner, K. R., Hardebeck, J. L., Page, M. T., van der Elst, N., Jordan, T. H., … & Werner, M. J. (2017). A spatiotemporal clustering model for the third Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF3‐ETAS): Toward an operational earthquake forecast. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 107(3), 1049-1081.

2014

Edward H. Field, Glenn P. Biasi, Peter Bird, Timothy E. Dawson, Karen R. Felzer, David D. Jackson, Kaj M. Johnson, Thomas H. Jordan, Christopher Madden, Andrew J. Michael, Kevin R. Milner, Morgan T. Page, Tom Parsons, Peter M. Powers, Bruce E. Shaw, Wayne R. Thatcher, Ray J. Weldon, Yuehua Zeng; Long‐Term Time‐Dependent Probabilities for the Third Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF3). Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America ; 105 (2A): 511–543. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0120140093

Page, M. T., Field, E. H., Milner, K. R., & Powers, P. M. (2014). The UCERF3 grand inversion: Solving for the long‐term rate of ruptures in a fault system. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 104(3), 1181-1204.

Edward H. Field, Ramon J. Arrowsmith, Glenn P. Biasi, Peter Bird, Timothy E. Dawson, Karen R. Felzer, David D. Jackson, Kaj M. Johnson, Thomas H. Jordan, Christopher Madden, Andrew J. Michael, Kevin R. Milner, Morgan T. Page, Tom Parsons, Peter M. Powers, Bruce E. Shaw, Wayne R. Thatcher, Ray J. Weldon, Yuehua Zeng; Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast, Version 3 (UCERF3)—The Time‐Independent Model. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America ; 104 (3): 1122–1180. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0120130164

Milner, K. R., Page, M. T., Field, E. H., Parsons, T., Biasi, G. P., & Shaw, B. E. (2013). Appendix T—Defining the inversion rupture set using plausibility filters. US Geol. Surv. Open‐File Rept. 2013‐1165.

Parsons, T., Segou, M., Sevilgen, V., Milner, K., Field, E., Toda, S., & Stein, R. S. (2014). Stress‐based aftershock forecasts made within 24 h postmain shock: Expected north San Francisco Bay area seismicity changes after the 2014 M= 6.0 West Napa earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(24), 8792-8799.

2012

Parsons, T., Field, E. H., Page, M. T., & Milner, K. (2012). Possible earthquake rupture connections on mapped California faults ranked by calculated Coulomb linking stresses. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 102(6), 2667-2676.

Porter, K. A., Field, E. H., & Milner, K. (2012). Trimming the UCERF2 hazard logic tree. Seismological Research Letters, 83(5), 815-828.

2011

Callaghan, S., Maechling, P., Small, P., Milner, K., Juve, G., Jordan, T.H., Deelman, E., Mehta, G., Vahi, K., Gunter, D. and Beattie, K., 2011. Metrics for heterogeneous scientific workflows: A case study of an earthquake science application. The International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, 25(3), pp.274-285.

Graves, R., Jordan, T.H., Callaghan, S., Deelman, E., Field, E., Juve, G., Kesselman, C., Maechling, P., Mehta, G., Milner, K. and Okaya, D., 2011. CyberShake: A physics-based seismic hazard model for southern California. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 168(3-4), pp.367-381.

2010

Callaghan, S., Deelman, E., Gunter, D., Juve, G., Maechling, P., Brooks, C., Vahi, K., Milner, K., Graves, R., Field, E. and Okaya, D., 2010. Scaling up workflow-based applications. Journal of Computer and System Sciences, 76(6), pp.428-446.

2009

Milner, K., Becker, T. W., Boschi, L., Sain, J., Schorlemmer, D., & Waterhouse, H. (2009). New software framework to share research tools. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 90(12), 104-104.

2008

Callaghan, S., Maechling, P., Deelman, E., Vahi, K., Mehta, G., Juve, G., Milner, K., Graves, R., Field, E., Okaya, D. and Gunter, D., 2008, December. Reducing time-to-solution using distributed high-throughput mega-workflows-experiences from SCEC CyberShake. In 2008 IEEE Fourth International Conference on eScience (pp. 151-158). IEEE.

Field, E. H., & Milner, K. R. (2008). Forecasting California’s earthquakes: What can we expect in the next 30 years? (No. 2008-3027). US Geological Survey.