Jieyu Zhang

Jieyu Zhang

Introduce yourself:

I am a Master's student in Geophysics. With degrees in engineering and science, I want to act like an engineer and think like a scientist. I am a natural extrovert and optimist. Hiking and yoga are my ways to connect with the nature and the universe.

What are you researching and what do you hope comes out of your research?

My research is to study the risk of induced seismicity. My goal is to optimize the current risk assessment and make it simple to understand and apply.

How did presenting a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) help explain your research?

Presenting a 3MT limits my use of jargon and complex equations. It also inspires me to use creative ways to explain my research to everyone.

Define "For the Public Good" in your own words.

I believe in the Butterfly effect. "For the Public Good" does not necessarily mean something that is beneficial to everyone. Even if the research only helps a small portion of the public, it also makes an impact to many, like the Butterfly effect in a good way.

What inspires you to do research?

It sounds corny but my passion for science has been inspiring me to do research. I feel the most alive when I am doing creative work and learning new things.

If you have to dedicate your research to anyone from the past, present, or future, who would it be and why?

I would like to dedicate my research to decision makers in companies. I wish my research could shed light on their ways to manage risks like the induced seismicity that impacts their company and the public.

3MT Keywords: interpolation; hidden information; productivity