Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
Native Language: Turkish
Current Situation: senior Ph.D. Student at USC Tsunami Research Center
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Hometown: Ankara, Turkey
2007 Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, California, USA (expected in summer of 2007).
2003 M.S in Ocean Engineering,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, California, USA .
2001 B.S. in Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
Borrero, J. C., Dengler, L., Uslu, B., and Synolakis, C. E. (2006). Numerical modeling of
tsunami effects at marine oil terminals in San Francisco Bay. Technical report,
The California State Land Commission, Marine Facilities Division.
Borrero, J.C., Uslu, B., Titov, V. and Synolakis, C. E. (2006). Modeling tsunamis for
California ports and harbors, Proceedings of the thirtieth International Conference
on Coastal Engineering, ASCE (accepted).
Borrero, J.C., Bu, J., Saiang, C., Uslu, B., Freckman, J., Gomer, B., Okal, E.A. and Synolakis, C.E.
(2003). Field survey and preliminary modeling of the Wewak, Papua New Guinea earthquake
and tsunami of September 9, 2002, Seism. Res. Lett., 74, 393?405.
2006 West Java Earthquake and tsunami survey.
2002 Wewak, Papua New Guinea Earthquake and tsunami survey.
Computer/ Techinical Experience:
1996 I was in Pascal/C finals in computer algorithm Olympics in Turkey.
Numerical modeling of Tsunamis using MOST model.
Programming in Matlab, Fortran, Pascal and C.
Basic use of GIS software and database.
FEM in Structural Analysis of Project (SAP) and ADINA.
Hobies: Surfing, hiking, traveling and trying exotic cusines
Favorite Music: bon jovi, def leppard, red hot chilli pepper, guns and roses, alice cooper
white stripes, A.F.I., foo fighters,the ataris, marilyn manson, offspring, nirvana
Favorite Books: mosquita coast, pet sematary, lord of the rings...
Favorite TV Shows: friends, just shoot me, USC Trojans football games
Favorite Movies: Legends of the Fall, Clockwork Orange, Italian Job, Beach, Longest Yard
Devils Advocate, Spirited Away, Nausicaa, Empire of the Wolves, Princess Mononoke,
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Seven Samurai, Skeleton Key, the Last Samurai,
Triangle, Walk on Water