Parker W. Aubin

Boston College, Class of 2016

Major: Mathematics B.S.
Minor: Geological Sciences

My interests lie in applications of mathematics to the physical earth, both natural and man-made, including geophysical, structural, and civil engineering applications. At Boston College, in addition to my studies in mathematics, I focus on geophysics. I plan on pursuing a Masters degree in Civil Engineering after my undergraduate career.

Currently, I am working for the State of CT Geological Survey in collaboration with Weston Observatory to collect, plot, and analyze data taken from portable seismometers in the Wauregan area of Plainfield, CT following heightened seismic activity in that region early in 2015. I will be presenting a poster on this work at the Baltimore GSA Annual Meeting in November, titled "GEOPHYSICAL DATA PROCESSING OF THE 2015 MICROEARTHQUAKE SWARM AT PLAINFIELD, CONNECTICUT." I am also working as an Undergraduate Research Fellow at the Weston Observatory under Dr. John Ebel's direction.

This year, I will also begin working with Professors John Ebel and Dan Chambers on a Senior Thesis. My research topic will focus on the improvement of wavelet transforms as a method of processing and analyzing seismic data. In this study, I will investigate the benefits of using a variety of mother wavelets and their effectiveness in practice.