I am an applied computational geoscientist, who synthesizes theoretical, observational (e.g., seismology and Bayesian computational methods) and experimental evidence (e.g. mineral physics and geochemistry). I seek to improve our understanding of the chemical composition and physical behavior of the solid earth.
The Lithosphere Asthenosphere Transition: I synthesize insights from seismic observations – particularly receiver function studies – with constraints from mineral physics, to test various candidate explanations for the origin of the lithosphere-asthenosphere transition (LAT) in continental and oceanic settings.
I address challenges that are associated with using seismological models for inferring crustal composition. I build new crustal models that include uncertainties quantified using a Bayesian approach. An interesting question that I seek to answer is: "How will new data revise old assumptions on extrapolating a sparsely sampled model based on tectonic analogy (especially in the US where large seismic datasets can be mined from the Earthscope USArray)?"
At the University of Maryland, I make use of the Deepthought 2 high performance-computing (HPC) cluster to increase efficiency in order to partially overcome the curse of dimensionality for large model space search techniques and tackle problems of unprecedented complexity using datasets of unprecedented size.
I study the structure of the crust and lithosphere in the Pacific Ocean, underneath islands like Hawaii and normal ocean floor. I use scattered waves that extend the classic approach by extracting amplitude variations with back-azimuth on both the radial and transverse component recorded on seismometers.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr. Olugboji will be joining distinguished cohorts as a 2017-2019 NEF fellow. This honor holds a special place amongst other accomplishments because it will provide a special platform to stay engaged with,
My 1st University of Maryland Geology Department paper is out. Curious about how we generate phase velocity maps ‘E Pluribus Unum’ using EarthScope noise vibrations and UMD supercomputers? Then check out the details on Tectonics. Highlights (for dummies): 1. E
Got to share @UMDscience & @EarthScopeInfo with the faculty & students of @vtgeosciences courtesy of the @dsarahstamps group. Great times! pic.twitter.com/hewQqI39Zi — Tolulope Morayo (@tolumorayo) February 12, 2017
Grateful to Chair @atekwanae faculty, and students at okstate school of geology for hosting me to a great visit: seminar and mentoring pic.twitter.com/vJgRCiMz4j — Tolulope Morayo (@tolumorayo) January 28, 2017
Tonight, I presented my research at the Geological Society at Washington (Cosmos Club, #GSW). I was joined by the seismology group at the University of Maryland – Prof. Ved Lekic and Dr. Scott Burdick. The meeting was attended by geologists and
I attended an IRIS workshop on expanding community involvement in AfricaArray. This meeting discussed the overview of the AfricaArray and was led by Andrew Nyblade. The goal was to outline new operation and management models that will improve AfricaArray’s foundational
I attended the computational geophysics workshop at Princeton (Mar 14-15, 2016). The workshop introduced participants to SPECFEM2D, SPECFEM3D_Globe and SPECFEM3D_Cartesian [workshop link here]. These research tools are useful for full waveform modeling and inversion of the seismic wave-field. The capabilities to visualize wave-field propagation