Vasily V. Titov, Ph.D.
Vasily is Chief Scientist of the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research, jointly operated by NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and the UW’s Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean. He is Affiliate Assistant Professor in the UW Earth and Space Sciences department. He received his Ph.D. in Coastal and Ocean Engineering from the University of Southern California, and Diploma (MS) in Mathematics from the Novosibirsk State University. He has published more than 50 papers on various tsunami research topics, and participated in 7 post-tsunami surveys. He developed the MOST model, which has been applied to tsunami studies worldwide and is now in use by the NOAA Tsunami Forecast System.