Frederik J Simons


Life

Citizen of Belgium. United States permanent resident. Married to Pallavi Nuka.
Three children, Anika (2005), Gautam (2006) & Kiran (2012)

Employment

2013- Associate Professor (with continuing tenure), Department of Geosciences
Princeton University, Princeton NJ
2006-2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences
Princeton University, Princeton NJ
2012- Associated Faculty, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Princeton University, Princeton NJ
2009-2013 Dusenbury University Preceptor of Geological and Geophysical Sciences
Princeton University, Princeton NJ
2013 Visitor, University of Cambridge (Bullard Laboratories)
2012 Visiting Fellow, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Visitor, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Mechanics & Applied Mathematics)
2011 Visiting Fellow, University College London (Statistical Sciences)
2012 Visiting Fellow, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Visitor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Mathematics)
2009 Visiting Professor, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
2008 Visiting Professor, ETH Zürich
2004-2007 Lecturer of Geophysics, Department of Earth Sciences
University College London, London, UK
2002-2004 Beck Post-Doctoral Fellow, Council on Science & Technology
Hess Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Geosciences
Princeton University, Princeton NJ
2002 Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
1996-2002 Research and Teaching Assistant
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
2001 Summer Research Intern
Shell International Exploration & Production, Houston, TX
1996 Summer Research Assistant
Departement Fysico-chemische Geologie
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Education

1996-2002 Ph.D. in Geophysics
Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
1992-1996 B.Sc. (Kandidatuur) & M.Sc. (Licentie) Geology
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
1980-1992 Onze-Lieve Vrouwecollege Jesuit School, Antwerpen, Belgium
Elementary school and High school (Greek-Latin Humaniora)

Honors

2012 NSF CAREER Award
National Science Foundation
2008 Prix quadriennal Charles Lagrange for contributions to mathematical geophysics
Académie royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
2005 Award for Newly Appointed Science Lecturers
Nuffield Foundation
2004 Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing (JGR Planets)
American Geophysical Union
2001Outstanding Student Paper Award (Seismology Section)
American Geophysical Union
1998 Teaching Assistant Excellence Award
Department of EAPS, MIT
1998 Victor J. DeCorte Graduate Fellowship, MIT
1998Student Research Fund Travel grant to Australia
Department of EAPS, MIT
1997Teaching Assistant Excellence Award
Department of EAPS, MIT
1997 Biennial prize for an M.Sc. thesis in geology
Beroepsvereniging van Leuvense Geologen
1996-1997 Honorary Fellow, Belgian American Educational Foundation
1996-1997 Grantee, The Fulbright Program
1996-1997 Ambassadorial Scholar, Rotary International Foundation
1994 The Scottish Universities International Summer School:
scholarship to attend the Summer School's session
on Postmodern English Literature, Edinburgh
1993 Katholieke Universiteit Brussel: scholarship to attend the
Scottish Universities International Summer School
on Modernist English Literature, Edinburgh
1992Primus perpetuus
Onze-Lieve Vrouwecollege Jesuit School, Antwerpen, Belgium

Editorial

Editor, International Journal on Geomathematics
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Geodetic Science
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Earth & Planetary Science Letters
Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth), 2004-2009

Referee

Reviewer, over 190 (i.e., far too many so think twice before suggesting me!) papers and proposals for:
AGU Monographs, Appl. Comput. Harmon. Anal., Artificial Satellites, Cambridge University Press, Climatic Change, Czech Science Foundation, Comput. Geosci., Earth Planets Space, Earth Planet. Sc. Lett., EOS, Trans. Am. Geoph. Union, G-Cubed, Geology, Geophys. J. Intern., Geophys. Res. Lett., Geosphere, GSA Spec. Pub., Harvard U. Press, IEEE Stat. Sig. Proc. Workshop. IEEE Trans. Sig. Proc.. IEEE Trans. Geosc. Remote Sens.. Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers, Int. J. Geomathematics, J. of Coastal Conservation: Planning and Management, J. Fourier Analysis and Applications, J. Geodesy, J. Geodynamics, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, J. Roy. Stat. Soc., Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation, Lithosphere, Louisiana Board of Regents, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada, NWO Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Ocean Modelling, Phys. Earth. Planet. Int., Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. Ser. A, Science, Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica, Taylor & Francis, Tectonophysics, U.K. Particle Physics & Astronomy Research Council, U.K. Natural Environment Research Council, U.S. National Science Foundation.

Advising

For past and present postdocs, students and collaborators-at-large, see here.

Committee

Graduate: I have served on several Ph. D. thesis, M. Sc. thesis, and General Exam committees, in Geosciences, Geodesy & Geodetic Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied & Computational Mathematics, Mathematics, and Physics Departments at Princeton University, elsewhere in the U. S. (The Ohio State University), and in Australia (Australian National University), Germany (University of Potsdam, University of Siegen), Canada (Université du Québec à Montréal), The Netherlands (Delft University), and the United Kingdom (Imperial College).
Undergraduate: At Princeton I have advised Junior papers (in Geosciences, Physics, and Operations Research), Senior Theses (in Physics, and Geosciences). At UCL/Birkbeck I advised M. Res, M. Sci. and B. Sc. theses, all in Geosciences.

Funding

NSF, EAR-1318416, 2013-2014 (with Harold T. "Bud" Vincent).
NSF, EAR-1245788, 2013-2015 (with Christopher Harig).
NSF, EAR-1150145 (CAREER), 2012-2017.
NASA, NNX11AQ45G, 2011-2014 (with Kevin W. Lewis).
NSF, EAR-1014606, 2010-2012 (with C. K. Shum).
NSF, EAR-0710860, 2007-2010.
NSF, EAR-0105387, 2007-2009 (with F. A. [Tony] Dahlen).
ESF, MYRES 2006 Conference Grant, 2006 (with Laurent G. J. Montési).
SRIF3, Equipment Grant for Observational Seismology, 2006.
NERC, New Investigator Award, 2005-2008.
Nuffield Foundation, Newly Appointed Science Lecturers Award, 2005-2007.

Languages

Dutch, French, English, German

Memberships

Life Member, American Geophysical Union
Life Member, European Geosciences Union
Member, Seismological Society of America
Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Invited

02/26/2014 Purdue University, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Lafayette, IN
02/26/2014 Purdue University, Applied Mathematics Lafayette, IN
02/11/2014 Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources Daejeon, South Korea
02/05/2014 Stanford University, Applied Mathematics Palo Alto, CA
02/03/2014 Scripps Institution of Oceanography La Jolla, CA
01/17/2014 Joint SIAM/AMS/MAA Meetings Baltimore, MD
Invited talks given by Chris Harig and Alain Plattner
10/22/2013 Ocean Bottom Seismography Instrument Pool Workshop Redondo Beach, CA
08/27/2013 SPIE Wavelets and Sparsity XIV Conference San Diego, CA
08/27/2013 Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Computational Science Waterloo, ON
Invited talk given by Alain Plattner
08/14/2013 University of Cambridge, Bullard Laboratories Cambridge, UK
07/25/2013 IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI Joint Assembly Gothenburg, Sweden
07/12/2013 SIAM Annual Meeting San Diego, CA
04/15/2013 Geomathematics 2013 St. Martin, Germany
03/21/2013 Concordia Science & Astronomy Club Plainsboro, NJ
03/06/2013 Princeton University Colonial Club Professor Dinner Princeton, NJ
01/30/2013 University of Chicago Chicago, IL
01/11/2013 Joint SIAM/AMS/MAA Meetings San Diego, CA
11/29/2012 University of Toronto, Department of Physics Toronto, ON
11/10/2012 American Association of Physics Teachers (NJ) Annual Meeting Paramus, NJ
10/02/2012 Princeton Center for Theoretical Science Princeton, NJ
09/14/2012 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
08/27/2012 University of Oxford Oxford, UK
08/24/2012 ETH Zürich Zürich, Switzerland
08/06/2012 IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop Ann Arbor, MI
Invited talk given by Alain Plattner
04/17/2012 Environmental Affairs Forum Princeton, NJ
04/04/2012 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
04/03/2012 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole, MA
02/24/2012 Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften Munich, Germany
Invited talk given by Chris Harig
02/22/2012 Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ
01/25/2012 PARCA Meeting, NASA Greenbelt, MD
1999-2011 For previous years, see here

Orals

2012 Fall Meeting American Geophysical Union San Francisco, CA
2011 Fall Meeting American Geophysical Union San Francisco, CA
2011 General Assembly European Geophysical Union Vienna, Austria
2010 Fall Meeting American Geophysical Union San Francisco, CA
2010 Fall Meeting American Geophysical Union San Francisco, CA
2010 IUGG/CMG10 Modelling Earth Dynamics Pisa, Italy
2010 General Assembly European Geophysical Union Vienna, Austria
1997-2009 For previous years, see here

Posters

2013 Fall Meeting American Geophysical Union San Francisco, CA
2013 NASA Goddard PARCA Meeting Greenbelt, MD
2012 IUGG/CMG 2012 Conf. on Mathematical Geophysics Edinburgh, UK
2012 Yale/CJR Geometry, Analysis, and Computation New Haven, CT
2012 General Assembly European Geophysical Union Vienna, Austria
2011 Fall Meeting American Geophysical Union San Francisco, CA
2011 Dziewonski Symposium Harvard University Cambridge, MA
2011 General Assembly European Geophysical Union Vienna, Austria
2011 Lunar Planetary Inst. Lunar & Planetary Sci Conference Houston, TX
1997-2010 For previous years, see here

Attended

2010 IRIS Seismology Experiments with Portable OBS Salt Lake City, UT
2008 IRIS Seismology Long Range Science Plan Lakewood, CO
2007 Princeton University F. A. Dahlen SymposiumPrinceton, NJ
2005 University of Leeds DESMOND SymposiumLeeds, UK
1998 Delft Technical Univ. Wavelets in the GeosciencesDelft, the Netherlands
1997 NASA Goddard Techniques of Remote SensingGreenbelt, MD

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