Louise Kellogg

FORCE11 Member since June 7, 2016
  • Organization/Institution: UC Davis
  • ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0001-5874-0472
  • Twitter: @louisekellogg


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Louise Kellogg is Professor of Geophysics at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on understanding the dynamics of the solid Earth, including mantle convection and    crustal deformation using computational methods that integrate observational data. To address the large, complex datasets emerging in the geosciences, she established the W. M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in Earth Sciences (KeckCAVES). In 2010, she became the director of the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG), funded by the National Science Foundation to advance geophysics research through development and dissemination of high quality, open-source, scientific software. CIG’s mission also includes preparing a cyberenbabled workforce by preparing geoscientists to use advanced computational methods, establishing partnerships between geoscientists, computational scientists, and mathematicians, and facilitating access to high performance computing for geophysics research. Professor Kellogg holds a B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Applied and Engineering Physics, a B.A. in Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences all from Cornell University.