MOST Visiting Specialist


Phone:+886-2-27839910 ext.506


E-mail: ato@earth.sinica.edu.tw or to.akiko@gmail.com

專長(Specialty) :  地震觀測(Earthquake Observations)






Ph.D., Geophysics,                          University of California, Berkeley, December 2006

M. S., Geophysics,                          The University of Tokyo, March 2000

B. A., Earth & Planetary Science,     Kyushu University, March 1998




06/2014- 03/2017   Researcher, CEAT, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan

06/2010- 03/2014   Techinal Scientist, IFREE/DONET, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan 04/2010- 05/2010   Postdoctral Fellow, The University of Tokyo, Japan

02/2010- 03/2010  JSPS Excellent Young Researcher Overseas Visit Program, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France 04/2007- 01/2010  JSPS Postdoctral Fellow, IFREE, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan 01/2007-03/2007                 Postdoctral Fellow, UC Berkeley, CA, USA

08/2000-12/2009   Research and Teaching Assistant, UC Berkeley, CA, USA




Spring 2004 UC Berkeley

Teaching Assistant,   Department of Earth and Planetary Science 20: “Earthquake”




To, A., Capdeville, Y., and Romanowicz, B.: Anomalously low amplitude of S waves produced by the 3D structures in the lower mantle. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 256: 26–36 (2016).

To, A., Obana K., Sugioka H., Araki E., Takahashi, N., and Fukao, Y.: Small size very low frequency earthquakes in the Nankai accretionary prism, following the Tohoku-Oki earthquake. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 245: 40–51 (2015). To, A., Becker, J., Weber, B., Takaesu, M., Takahashi, N., Fukao, Y. and Tsuboi, S.: Development of a SeisComP3 module for detecting micro earthquakes and its application to ocean bottom network data. JAMSTEC-R, 18: 1-16 (2014).

Tono, Y., Nishida, K., Fukao, Y., To, A. and Takahashi, N.: Source characteristics of ocean infragravity waves in the Philippine Sea: analysis of 3-year continuous network records of seafloor motion and pressure.     Earth Planets Space, 66:99 (2014).

To, A., Fukao, Y. and Tsuboi, S.: Evidence of a thick localized ultra low velocity zone inside the Pacific slow region at the base of the mantle. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 184: 119-133 (2011).

To, A. and Romanowicz, B.: Finite frequency effects on Sdiff travel times. Geophys. J. Int., 179: 1645–1657, (2009). To, A., Romanowicz, B., Capdeville, Y. and Takeuchi, N.: 3D effects of sharp boundaries at the borders of the African and Pacific Superplumes: Observation and modeling. Earth and Planetary Sceince Letters, 233: 137-153, (2005).

To, A., Burgmann, R. and Pollitz, F.: Postseismic deformation and stress changes following the 1819 Rann of Kachchh, India earthquake: Was the 2001 Bhuj earthquake a triggered event? Geophys. Res. Lett., L31, L13609, doi:10.1029/2004GL020220.  (2004).

Capdeville, Y., To, A. and Romanowicz, B.: Coupling spectral elements and modes in a spherical earth: an extension to the "sandwich" case. Geophys. J. Int., 154: 44-57 (2003).

Fukao, Y., To, A. and Obayashi, M.: Whole mantle P wave tomography using P and PP-P data. J. Geophys. Res., 108: 14, (2003).