Dr Andrew Valentine


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Positions held

2016–present Fellow, Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University.

2011–2016 Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Earth Sciences, Universiteit Utrecht.


2006–2010 DPhil Earth Sciences, University of Oxford.

2002–2006 BA/MSci Natural Sciences (Physics), University of Cambridge.

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Articles in peer-reviewed journals


17. Akbarashrafi, F., D. Al-Attar, A. Deuss, J. Trampert and A.P. Valentine, 2018. Exact free oscillation spectra, splitting functions and the resolvability of Earth's density structure, Geophys. J. Int., 213, pp.58-76, doi:10.1093/gji/ggx539.


16. Käufl, P., A.P. Valentine and J. Trampert, 2016. Probabilistic point source inversion of strong-motion data in 3-D media using pattern recognition—a case study for the 2008 Mw 5.4 Chino Hills earthquake, Geophys. Res. Letts, doi:10.1002/2016GL069887.

15. Atkins, S., A.P. Valentine, P.J. Tackley and J. Trampert, 2016. Using pattern recognition to infer parameters governing mantle convection, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 257, pp.171-186, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2016.05.016.

14. Valentine, A.P. and L.M. Kalnins, 2016. An introduction to learning algorithms and potential applications in geomorphometry and Earth surface dynamics, Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, pp.445-460, doi:10.5194/esurf-4-445-2016.

13. Käufl, P., A.P. Valentine, R.W.L. de Wit and J. Trampert, 2016. Solving probabilistic inverse problems rapidly with prior samples, Geophys. J. Int., 205, pp.1710-1728, doi:10.1093/gji/ggw108.

12. Valentine, A.P. and J. Trampert, 2016. The impact of approximations and arbitrary choices on geophysical images, Geophys. J. Int., 204, pp.59-73, doi:10.1093/gji/ggv440.



11. Käufl, P., A.P. Valentine, R.W.L. de Wit and J. Trampert, 2015. Robust and fast probabilistic source parameter estimation from near-field displacement waveforms using pattern recognition, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 105, pp.2299-2312, doi:10.1785/0120150010.



10. de Wit, R.W.L., P. Käufl, A.P. Valentine and J. Trampert, 2014. Bayesian inversion of free oscillations for Earth's radial (an)elastic structure, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 237, pp.1-17, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2014.09.004.

9. Käufl, P., A.P. Valentine, T.B. O'Toole and J. Trampert, 2014. A framework for fast probabilistic centroid–moment-tensor determination—inversion of regional static displacement measurements, Geophys. J. Int., 196, pp.1676-1693, doi:10.1093/gji/ggt473.



8. de Wit, R.W.L., A.P. Valentine and J. Trampert, 2013. Bayesian inference of Earth's radial seismic structure from body-wave travel times using neural networks, Geophys. J. Int., 195, pp.408-422, doi:10.1093/gji/ggt220.

7. Valentine, A.P., L.M. Kalnins and J. Trampert, 2013. Discovery and analysis of topographic features using learning algorithms: A seamount case-study, Geophys. Res. Letts, 40, pp.3048-3054, doi:10.1002/grl.50615.

6. O'Toole, T.B., A.P. Valentine and J.H. Woodhouse, 2013. Earthquake source parameters from GPS-measured static displacements with potential for real-time application, Geophys. Res. Letts, 40, pp.60-65, doi:10.1029/2012GL054209.



5. Valentine, A.P. and J. Trampert, 2012. Assessing the uncertainties on seismic source parameters: Towards realistic error estimates for centroid–moment-tensor determinations, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 210-211, pp.36-49, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2012.08.003.

4. O'Toole, T.B., A.P. Valentine and J.H. Woodhouse, 2012. Centroid–moment-tensor inversions using high-rate GPS waveforms, Geophys. J. Int., 191, pp.257-270, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05608.x.

3. Valentine, A.P. and J. Trampert, 2012. Data-space reduction, quality assessment and searching of seismograms: Autoencoder networks for waveform data, Geophys. J. Int., 189, pp.1183-1202, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05429.x.



2. Valentine, A.P. and J.H. Woodhouse, 2010. Approaches to automated data selection for global seismic tomography, Geophys. J. Int., 182, pp.1001-1012, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04658.x.

1. Valentine, A.P. and J.H. Woodhouse, 2010. Reducing errors in seismic tomography: combined inversion for sources and structure, Geophys. J. Int., 180, pp.847-857, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04452.


Other publications

Valentine, A.P., 2016. Paper of the month—Mapping the upper mantle, guest post on EGU seismology division blog.

Valentine, A.P., 2010. Imaging the Earth: Methods and algorithms for global seismic tomography, DPhil Thesis, University of Oxford.