Brian is a Ph.D. candidate in the Geology & Geophysics Department at UH-Manoa. Since joining UH, he has participated in marine multi-channel seismic work, multibeam bathymetry mapping, and scientific drilling cruises. Brian specializes in marine seismic reflection processing and interpretation, and has recent experience with downhole well logging. His research focuses on deformational processes at convergent plate margins near Japan, including the 2011 Tohoku earthquake region. Brian is also interested in the marine geology around the Hawaiian Islands including giant landslides, and is very excited about mapping the Northwestern Islands.