Chen, Kejie
Assistant Professor


German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ)/University of Potsdam           Potsdam, Germany

Ph.D., Geophysics                                                                                      May, 2016

Wuhan University                                                                                      Wuhan, China

M.S., Geodesy                                                                                           June, 2012

Chang'an University                                                                                   Xi'an, China

B.Eng., Geodesy                                                                                        June, 2010

Academic Positions:

Assistant Professor, Ph.D. advisor

Southern University of Science and Technology



Assistant Research Scientist

California Institute of Technology


Postdoctoral Researcher

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory



Research Assistant

German Research Center for Geosciences Potsdam



Visiting Scholar

University of California, Berkeley



Research Assistant

Wuhan University



Research Assistant

Chang’an University



1. Precise GNSS data processing
2. Integration of GNSS and strong motion data by Kalman filter
3. Big earthquake rupture inversion based on geodetic (GNSS, InSAR) and seismic (strong motion, tele-seismic body waves) data
4.  Earthquake/tsunami early warning using real-time GNSS and seismic observations 

13.Chen K., Liu Z., Song Y. (2019). Automated GNSS and Teleseismic Earthquake Inversion (AutoQuake Inversion) for Tsunami Early Warning: Retrospective and Real-Time Results. Pure and Applied Geophysics, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00024-019-02252-x

12.Chen K., Smith J., Avouac J., Liu Z., Song Y., Adriano G. (2019). Triggering of the Mw 7.2 Hawaii earthquake of May 4, 2018 by a dike intrusion. Geophysical Research Letters, doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL081428

11.Chen K., Xu W., Mai M., Gao H., Zhang L., Ding X. (2018). The 2017 Mw 7.3 Sarpol Zahāb Earthquake, Iran: A compact blind shallow-dipping thrust event in the mountain front fault basement. Tectonophysics, 747-748, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2018.09.015

10.Chen K., Feng W., Liu Z., Song Y. (2018). 2017 Mw 8.1 Tehuantepec Earthquake: Deep Slip and Rupture Directivity Enhance Ground Shaking but Weaken the Tsunami. Seismological Research Letters, 89 (4): 1314–1322. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220170277

9.Chen K., Liu Z., Liang C., Song Y. (2018). Towards the application of seismogeodesy in central Italy: a case study for the 24th August 2016 Mw 6.1 Italy earthquake modelling, Geophysical Journal International, ggy089, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggy089

8.Chen, K., Ge, M., Babeyko, A., Li, X., Diao, F., & Tu, R. (2016). Retrieving real-time co-seismic displacements using GPS/GLONASS: a preliminary report from the September 2015 Mw 8.3 Illapel earthquake in Chile. Geophysical Journal International, 206(2), 941-953.

7.Chen, K., Babeyko, A., Hoechner, A., & Ge, M. (2016). Comparing source inversion techniques for GPS‐based local tsunami forecasting: A case study for the April 2014 M8. 1 Iquique, Chile, earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(7), 3186-3192.

6.Tilmann, F., Zhang, Y., Moreno, M., Saul, J., Eckelmann, F., Palo, M., ...& Schurr, B. (2016). The 2015 Illapel earthquake, central Chile: A type case for a characteristic earthquake? Geophysical Research Letters, 43(2), 574-583.

5.Chen, K., Zamora N., Babeyko A., Li X., Ge M. (2015). Precise positioning of BDS, BDS/GPS: implications for tsunami early warning in South China Sea, Remote Sensing (2015). 7:15955–15968. doi: 10.3390/rs71215814

4.Chen, K., Ge M., Li X., Babeyko A. (2015). Retrieving real-time precise co-seismic displacements with a standalone single-frequency GPS receiver, Advance in Space Research 56:634–647

3.Tu, Rui, and Chen, K. (2014). Tightly Integrated Processing of High-Rate GPS and Accelerometer Observations by Real-Time Estimation of Transient Baseline Shifts." Journal of Navigation, 1-12.

2.Niu, X., Chen Q, Zhang Q, Zhang H, Niu J, Chen, K., Shi C, and Liu J. (2014). Using Allan variance to analyze the error characteristics of GNSS positioning. GPS solutions 18, no. 2: 231-242.

1.Fang, R. X., Shi, C., Song, W. W., Niu, X. J., Zhang, Q., Chen, K.,& Liu, J. N. Real-time GNSS seismometer and its accuracy. Diqiu Wuli Xuebao, 56(2), 450-458.