Vipul Silwal
Assistant professor
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Interests
Seismology, Inverse theory, Seismic sources, 3D wavefield simulations, Seismic tomography, numerical methods, deep-learning applications to Earth Sciences
vipul.silwal@es.iitr.ac.in
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01332284911
https://vsilwal.github.io/
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Educational Details
Professional Background
Administrative Positions

Research
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Papers
Books
Collaborations

Honours and Awards
Honors
Memberships

Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements

Students
Supervisions
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Educational Details
University of Alaska Fairbanks
2018
PhD, Geophysics
IIT Kharagpur
2012
Integrated MSc, Exploration Geophysics
Administrative Positions
Convener
01 Feb 2021 - Present
Faculty Search Committee, Department of Earth Sciences
Prof-in-Charge
01 Jan 2021 - Present
Seismology Lab, Dept. of Earth Science, IITR
Prof-in-Charge
01 Jan 2020 - Present
Computer Lab, Dept. of Earth Sciences, IITR
Member
01 Jan 2021 - Present
Department Research Committee (DRC)
Member
01 Jan 2021 - Present
Department Academic Program Committee (DAPC)
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Moment tensor inversion and three-dimensional wavefield simulation in Himalayas 01 Sep 2020 Seismology PI 18 Lakhs FIG
Seismic imaging of central Himalayas using spectral element methodology 01 Dec 2021 Seismology PI 21 Lakh DST-SERB
Earthquake scenario multi-state risk preparedness campaign, on Bihar 1934 and Uttarkashi 1991 Earthquakes 18 Aug 2021 Seismology co-PI 128.40 Lakhs NDMA




Papers
Crustal earthquakes in the Cook Inlet and Susitna regions, southern Alaska
2018
V. Silwal, C. Tape, and A. Lomax | Elsevier
Journal: Tectonophysics
Interpretation of Dune Genesis from the Sedimentological Data and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Signatures: A case study from Ashirmata Dune Field, Mandvi Beach, Gujarat, India
2012
D. Trivedi, K. Devi, I. Buynevich, P. Srinivasan, K. Ravisankar, V. Silwal, D. Sengupta, and R. R. Nair | scirp
Journal: International Journal of Geosciences
Estimation of full moment tensors including uncertainties for earthquakes, volcanic events and nuclear explosions
2018
Alvizuri, C., V. Silwal, L. Krischer, and C. Tape | Wiley
Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
Earthquake nucleation and fault slip complexity in the lower crust of central Alaska
2018
Tape, C., S. Holtkamp, V. Silwal, Y. Kaneko, J. Hawthorne, J. P. Ampuero, N. Ruppert, K. Smith, and M. E. West | Nature
Journal: Nature Geoscience
The 1904 Ms 7.3 Earthquake in Central Alaska
2017
Tape, C., A. Lomax, V. Silwal, J. D. Agnew and B. Brettschneider | SSA
Journal: BSSA
Seismic moment tensors and estimated uncertainties in southern Alaska
2016
V. Silwal and C. Tape | Wiley
Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
Transtensional tectonics of the Minto Flats fault zone and Nenana basin, central Alaska
2015
C. Tape, V. Silwal, C. Ji, L. Keyson, M.E. West, and N. Ruppert | SSA
Journal: BSSA
Earthquake nucleation and triggering on an optimally oriented fault
2013
C. Tape, M. West, V. Silwal, and N. Ruppert | Elsevier
Journal: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Honors And Awards
Honors
Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks
2018
Brian R. Zelanka Scholarship for Best Graduate Student
Earthscope - NSF
2017
Earthscope National Meeting Scholarship
Alaska Geological Society Conference
2016
Best student poster
GSA
2015
Geophysical Society of Alaska scholarship
SEG
2015
Graduate Student scholarship
IRIS
2014
Travel Grant
Geophysical Institute, UAF
2013
AGU Travel Grant
Department of Science and Technology, India
2012
INSPIRE scholarship
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Numerical Modeling in Geophysics ( ESN-421 )
Autumn
Geophysics Seminar II ( ESN-599 )
Autumn
Numerical Techniques and computer programming ( ESN-510 )
Autumn
Technical Communication ( ESN-541 )
Spring
Geophysical Inversion ( ESN-422 )
Spring
Students
SuperVisions
Moment tensor inversion and 3D wavefield simulation in Himalayas
01 Aug 2020 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Rinku Mahanta
Automatic earthquake detection using deep-learning
01 Aug 2021 - Present
Other Supervisors: , Scholar: Unmilon Pal