ROSS S. STEIN is CEO and cofounder of Temblor.net, Consulting Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University, Scientist Emeritus at the U.S. Geological Survey, and President-Elect of the Tectonophysics section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He is a Fellow of the AGU and the Geological Society of America, was Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research, and later chaired AGU’s Board of Journal Editors. He received an Sc.B. from Brown University magna cum laude and with honors, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Stein received the 2012 Gilbert F. White Natural Hazards Award from AGU, gave a 2012 TEDx talk, ‘Defeating Earthquakes,’ and received the 2000 Eugene M. Shoemaker Distinguished Achievement Award of the USGS. In 2003, the Science Citation Index reported that Stein was the second most cited author in earthquake science during the preceding decade; he was tenth most cited during 1900-2010.
In 2003, the Science Citation Index reported that Stein was the second most-cited author in earthquake science during the preceding decade; he was the 10th most cited earthquake scientist for the 110-year span, 1900-2010. Stein was Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research in 1986-89, and later chaired AGU’s Board of Journal Editors. He has been published in Science and Nature many times, and Scientific American twice.
In 2009, Ross cofounded the Global Earthquake Model, a public-private partnership building a seismic risk model for the world. Ross chaired GEM’s Science Board through 2014; the GEM Foundation is now staffed by 24 people. Stein sits on the Natural Catastrophe Advisory Council of Zurich Insurance. Stein is a speaker in the 2015-2016 MPSF Speaker Series, the largest community lecture series in the U.S., with 5,000 subscribers.
Ross has appeared in the Emmy-nominated documentary, ‘Killer Quake’ (NOVA, 1995), the ‘Great Quakes’ series (Discovery, 1997-2001), ‘Earthquake Storms’ (BBC Horizons/Discovery, 2003). He appeared in the multiple award-winning 2004 National Geographic IMAX movie ‘Forces of Nature,’ which he helped to write and animate. Stein has been on NPR’s News Hour and Science Friday and CNN three times each, and on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered about a dozen times. He is frequently interviewed by the San Francisco Bay area TV and radio news stations, and quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, SF Chronicle, Science and Nature.
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