About

Hello! I am Hongyu(Jeff) Xiao, a seismology researcher, and coder

Seismology is the study of earthquakes and the structure of the earth. My current research project focuses on the central Midcontinent in the United States commonly know as the midwest. Learn More

Basic Information
School:
University of Illinois
Email:
Hongyux2@illinos.edu
Phone:
+1 872-203-0968
Address:
1301 W, Green St., Urbana, U.S.A
Language:
English, Chinese, German
Education

2017 - now

Ph.D Degree (Expected)
Ph.D Program at Department of Geology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Working with Dr.Xiaodong Song at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) right now.

Major research project is the lithospheric deformation under central midcontinent in the United States

2014 - 2016

Master's Degree
Master of Science

University of Chicago

Worked with Dr.Douglas R. MacAyeal at University of Chicago at Hyde Park.

My research project is using multiple-layer neural network model in Early Earthquake Warning Systems (Learn more).

2010 - 2014

Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor of Engineering

China University of Petroleum, Beijing

Worked with Dr.Ji Hancheng at China University of Petroleum,Beijing.

My senior thesis topic is "Genetic analysis of chert in Wumishan formation."

G.P.A. 3.88/4 and Graduated in Honor Program

Professional Skills
Python
80%
C
80%
Perl
65%
CSH/awk
70%
Matlab
70%
HTML/CSS
55%
Teaching
2020 Spring Semester
Geology of the National Parks

Develops geologic background, concepts, and principles through study of selected national parks and monuments. Examines the geologic framework and history, modern geologic processes, and factors influencing the present day landscape for each park area.

2019 Fall Semester
Mineralogy and Mineral Optics

Introduction to: crystallography; crystal optics; structure, composition, properties, stability and geological occurrences of minerals; and mineral identification.

2019 Spring Semester
Physical Geology

Introduces Earth phenomena and processes. Includes minerals and rocks, continental drift, plate tectonics, rock deformation, igneous and sedimentary processes, geologic time, landscape evolution, internal structure and composition of the earth, groundwater, seismology and earthquakes, and formation of natural resources. Emphasizes the chemical and physical aspects of the Earth, and the basis for geological inference.

2018 Fall Semester
The Oceans

Integrated introduction to oceanography and marine geology and geophysics. Topics include ocean-basin formation and evolution (in the context of plate tectonics), ocean ecology, the hydrologic cycle, water chemistry, currents and waves, the interaction of oceans with climate, coastal hazards, resources, pollution, and the Law of the Sea. Course is oriented toward students not majoring in science.

2018 Fall Semester
Structural Geology and Tectonics

Introduction to principles of rock deformation, stress, and strain; description and interpretation of geologic structures; study of methods for structural analysis; outline of geotectonic processes.

Contact Me
Feel free to contact me

Address

1301 W, Green St., Urbana, U.S.A

Phone

+1779-232-3992

Email

hongyux2@illinois.edu