Dr. Danijel Schorlemmer

Dr. Danijel Schorlemmer
Helmholtzstraße 6/7
Building H 6, Room 101
14467 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1207
+49 331 288-1127

Research Interests:

  • Statistical testing of earthquake forecasts and seismological hypotheses
  • Earthquake forecast modeling
  • Statistical seismology, seismicity analysis, earthquake scaling
  • Earthquake physics
  • Earthquake preparation, interaction, and triggering
  • Quality and consistency of earthquake catalogs, monitoring completeness, artifact detection.
  • Probabilistic seismic hazard assessment, time-dependent hazard, hazard uncertainty quantification
  • Earthquake risk and exposure
  • Dynamic exposure models through crowd-sourced data
  • Probabilistic approaches for locating earthquakes
  • Data characterization and standardization


Since 2011         German Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
                         Senior Scientist: Leader of the Testing & Evaluation program for the Global
                         Earthquake Model (GEM).

Since 2011         University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
                         Adjunct Research Assistant Professor.

Summer 2009    Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France
                        Visiting Professor: Worked on the stress dependence of the
                        onset of the aftershock power-law decay rate.

Summer 2008    University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
                        Research Associate: Establishing the international
                        collaboration with Japan in the framework of the
                        Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability.

2006-2011         University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
                        Research Assistant Professor: Leader of the Collaboratory
                        for the Study of Earthquake Predictability (CSEP). Research
                        fields were seismic network quality, statistical parameters
                        of earthquake occurrence, and earthquake physics and statistics

2004-2006         ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
                        Post-doctoral researcher: Worked on the implementation of
                        likelihood testing for California (T-RELM) and on earthquake statistics
                        (monitoring completeness of seismic network, relation of earthquake
                        statistics to physical properties)

2001-2004         ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
                        Doctoral student: Worked on the relation of b-values (Gutenberg-Richter)
                        to stresses in the Earth's crust and its application to Parkfield and other
                        regions and on likelihood testing of probabilistic earthquake forecasts


2004    Dr. sc. nat.
           Institute for Geophysics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

2000    Diploma in geophysics
           Department of Applied Geophysics, Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany