Xiang-chu Yin

Xiang-chu Yin is a Professor of the Centre for Analysis and Prediction (CAP) of the China Seismological Bureau, Beijing; Professor of the State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics within the Institute of Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Science; and International Science Board Member for China of the APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulation. He is founder of a new earthquake prediction approach (Load-Unload Response Ratio) that has yielded noteworthy successes. He is chief investigator of the Key Project of National Science Foundation of China: "Nonlinear Evolution Theory for Cumulated Statistics and Failure prediction for Brittle Media". The Centre for Analysis and Prediction has 400 staff and have official responsibity in China for earthquake analysis and prediction. Professor Yin is a visiting scientist of QUAKES as part of the International Visitors Program of the APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulation sponsored by the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC). He is conducting collaborative research: (1) to study the relationship between the Load-Unload Response Ratio (LURR) earthquake prediction approach and Accelerating seismic Energy Release (AER) earthquake forecasting approach using Australian and Chinese data, and (2) to study the physical mechanism underlying LURR using simulation models developed at QUAKES.