HAN Peng
Assistant Professor

Dr. Han is an assistant professor at SUSTech and a guest researcher in the Japan Institute of Statistic at Chiba University. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geophysics from Peking University in 2006. Then in 2009, he received a Master’s degree from the China Earthquake Bureau of Geophysical Research Institute. In March of 2013, he received his Doctorate of Science from Chiba University. From April that same year to July 2017, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Chiba University and the Institute of Statistical Mathematics. He joined Southern University of Science and Technology in August of 2017 and research interests lie in Earth electromagnetics, statistical seismology, and earthquake prediction and risk assessment. To date, he has published more than 20 articles in academic journals such as Surveys in Geophysics, Journal of Geophysical Research, GJI, and Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, and has been cited over 200 times.


Education Background
2009.10–2013.3 Ph.D. in Geophysics, Graduate School of Sciences, Chiba University, Japan.
2006.9 –2009.7 Master in Geophysics, Institute of Geophysics, China Earthquake Administration, China.
2002.9 –2006.7 B.S. in Geophysics, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, China.


Work Experience
2017.8- present SUSTC, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, Assistant Professor
2017.4.1–2017.7.31 Graduate School of Sciences, Chiba University, Japan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
2016.4.1–2017.3.31 The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
2013.4.1–2016.3.31 Graduate School of Sciences, Chiba University, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
2012.6.1–2012.10.31 Graduate School of Sciences, Chiba University, Research assistant
2011.6.1–2012.3.31 Graduate School of Sciences, Chiba University, Research assistant
2010.6.1–2011.3.31 Graduate School of Sciences, Chiba University, Research assistant


2013.9 Excellent paper award of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan.
2013.3 Outstanding graduates (Ph.D.) award, Faculty of Science, Chiba University.
2009.10-2012.9 Chiba University Scholarship for Excellent Foreign Students.


Professional Affiliations
Member of Japan Geoscience Union, American Geophysical Union, Seismological Society of Japan, and Earthquake Prediction Society of Japan.


Research Projects (as the person in charge)
“An Interdisciplinary approach for earthquake modeling and forecasting”, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 2016-2017
“Investigation of pre-earthquake ground motion from incorporation of SAR, InSAR, and GPS data”, Center for Environmental Remote Sensing Joint Research Program, Chiba University, (CJ-15-51), 2015-2016, 130,000JPY
“ULF electromagnetic phenomena associated with large earthquakes”, Chiba University research support program (young researchers), 2011-2012, 350,000JPY


I.        Statistical seismology: Point process, the Epidemic Type Aftershock Sequence (ETAS) model, b value, and seismic quiescence; induced seismicity, relation between seismicity and regional stress and strain variations; earthquake modeling and forecasting
II.      Seismo-electromagnetism: Electro-magnetic changes associated with earthquakes and volcanoes, waveforms and mechanisms, application to earthquake forecasting and volcano monitoring
III.     Signal processing: Fourier transform; Wavelet analysis; Singular spectrum analysis; Principle component analysis; Fractal analysis; Kalman filter; Coherence analysis
IV.      Geo-statistics: Stochastic test, correlation and causation analysis, neural network and deep learning

[1]      Zhuang, J., Liu, J., Xue, Y., Han, P.:On Statistical Correlation and Causality: A Case Study of the Relation between Gasoline Price Rises in China and Global Large Earthquakes. Earthquake 37(1):1-9 ·2017.
[2]      Han, P., Hattori, K., Yamaguchi, T., Hirooka, S., Yoshino, C.: Time-Spatial Analysis of Geomagnetic Diurnal Variations Associated with the 2011 off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake (Mw9.0).  IEEJ Transactions on Fundamentals and Materials 137(2):119-127, 2017. doi: 10.1541/ieejfms.137.119
[3]      Han, P., Hattori, K., Zhuang, J., Chen, C. H., Liu, J. Y., Yoshida, S: Evaluation of ULF seismo-magnetic phenomena in Kakioka, Japan by using Molchan's error diagram. Geophysical Journal International, 208(1), 482-490, 2016. doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggw404
[4]      Han, P., Hattori, K., Huang, Q., Hirooka, S., Yoshino, C.: Spatiotemporal characteristics of the geomagnetic diurnal variation anomalies prior to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake (Mw9.0) and the possible coupling of multiple pre-earthquake phenomena. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 129: 13-21, 2016.doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2016.07.011
[5]      Hirooka, S., Ichikawa, T., Hattori, K., Han, P., Yoshino, C., Liu, J. Y.: Spatial and Temporal Distribution of the Pre-Seismic Ionospheric Anomaly Prior to the 2011 Off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake (Mw9. 0). IEEJ Transactions on Fundamentals and Materials, Vol. 136, No. 5, pp. 265-271, January, 2016. Doi:10.1541/ieejfms.136.265
[6]      Han, P., Hattori, K., Xu, G., Ashida, R., Chen, C.H., Febriani, F., Yamaguchi, H.: Further investigations of geomagnetic diurnal variations associated with the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku earthquake (Mw9.0). Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 114: 321-326, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.02.022.
[7]      Chen, C.H., Lin, C.H., Hsu, H.L., Wang, C.H., Lee, L.C., Han, P., Wen, S., Chen, C.S.: Evaluating the March 27, 2013 M6.2 Earthquake Hypocenter Using Momentary High-Conductivity Materials, Terr. Atmos. Ocean Sci. 26, 1–9, 2015. doi:10.3319/TAO.2014.08.19.01.
[8]      Han, P., Hattori, H., Hirokawa, M., Zhuang, J., Chen, C.H., Febriani, F., Yamaguchi, H., Yoshino, C., Liu, J.Y., Yoshida, S.: Statistical analysis of ULF seismo-magnetic phenomena at Kakioka, Japan, during 2001-2010. Journal of Geophysical Research Space Physics, 119, 4998–5011, 2014. doi: 10.1002/2014JA019789.
[9]      Febriani, F., Han, P., Yoshino, C., Hattori, K., Nurdiyanto, B., Effendi, N., Maulana, I., Suhardjono,Gaffar E.:  Ultra low frequency (ULF) electromagnetic anomalies associated with large earthquakes in Java Island, Indonesia by using wavelet transform and detrended fluctuation analysis, Natural Hazard and Earth System Sciences, 14, 789-798, 2014. doi:10.5194/nhess-14-789-2014
[10]  Chen, C.H., Wen, S., Liu, J.Y., Hattori, K., Han, P., Hobara, Y., Wang, C.H., Yeh, T.K., Yen, H.Y.: Surface displacements in Japan before the 11 March 2011 M9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 80, 165–171,2014.
[11]  Febriani, F., Hattori, K., Widarto, D. S., Han, P., Yoshino, C., Nurdiyanto, B.,Effendi, N., Maulana, I., Gaffar E.: Audio Frequency Magnetotelluric Imaging of The Cimandiri Fault, West Java, Indonesia. Journal of Geofisika, 14, 131-143, 2013.
[12]  Xu, G., Han, P., Huang, Q., Hattori, K., Febriani, F.,Yamaguchi, H.: Anomalous behaviors of geomagnetic diurnal variations prior to the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku earthquake (Mw9.0). Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 77, 59-65, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.08.011
[13]  Chen, C.H., Hsu, H.L., Wen, S., Yeh, T.K., Chang, F.Y., Wang, C.H., Liu, J.Y., Sun, Y.Y., Hattori, K., Yen, H.Y., Han, P.: Evaluation of seismo-electric anomalies using magnetic data in Taiwan. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 13, 597–604, 2013.
[14]  Hattori, K., Han, P., Yoshino, C., Febriani, F., Yamaguchi, H., Chen, C.-H.: Investigation of ULF Seismo-Magnetic Phenomena in Kanto, Japan during 2000-2010: Case Studies and Statistical Studies. Surveys in Geophysics, 34, 293-316, 2013. doi:10.1007/s10712-012-9215-x.
[15]  Chen, C.H., Wen, S., Yeh, T.K., Wang, C.H., Yen, H.Y., Liu, J.Y., Hobara, Y., Han, P.: Observation of surface displacements from GPS analyses before and after the Jiashian earthquake (M=6.4) in Taiwan. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 62, 662–671, 2013.
[16]  Saito, S., Hattori, K., Kaida, D., Yoshino, C., Han, P., Febriani, F.: Detection and reduction of precipitation effects in geoelectrical potential difference data. Electrical Engineering in Japan, Vol. 182, No. 3, 1-8, 2013. doi: 10.1002/eej.22301
[17]  Hattori, K., Han, P., Huang, Q.: Global Variation of ULF Geomagnetic Fields and Detection of Anomalous Changes at a Certain Observatory Using Reference Data. Electrical Engineering in Japan, Vol. 182, No. 3, pp. 9-18, 2013. doi: 10.1002/eej.22299
[18]  Wen, S., Chen, C. H., Yen, H. Y., Yeh, T. K., Liu, J. Y., Hattori, K., Han, P., Wang, C. H., Shin, T. C.,: Magnetic storm free ULF analysis in relation with earthquakes in Taiwan. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 12: 1747–1754, 2012. doi:10.5194/nhess-12-1747-2012.
[19]  Han, P., Hattori, K., Huang, Q., Hirano, T., Ishiguro, Y., Yoshino, C., Febriani, F.: Evaluation of ULF Electromagnetic Phenomena Associated with the 2000 Izu Islands Earthquake Swarm by Wavelet Transform Analysis. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 11: 965-970, 2011. doi: 10.5194/nhess-11-965-2011.
[20]  Han P., Huang Q. H., Xiu J. G.: Principal Component Analysis of Geomagnetic Diurnal Variation Associated with Earthquakes: Case Study of the M6.1 Iwateken Nairiku Hokubu Earthquake. Chinese Journal of Geophysics. 52(6): 1556-1563, 2009. doi: 10.3969/j. issn.0001-5733.