- 1977 Ph.D. (Geology), Stanford University, “Late Holocene Displacement History along the South-Central Reach of the San Andreas Fault"
- 1972 A.B. with highest honors (Geology), University of California, Riverside
- 2012-present AXA-Nanyang Chair in Natural Hazards
- 2008-present Director, Earth Observatory of Singapore
- 2008-present Professor, Nanyang Technological University
- 2003-2009 Robert P. Sharp Professor of Geology, Caltech
- 1977-2009 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Caltech
- Member, Local Evaluation Panel (LEP) for Singapore NRF Fellowship Award (June 2012–May 2014)
- Member, International Scientific Advisory Panel (ISAP), Centre for Climate Research
- Singapore (CCRS) (1 October 2011-September 2013)
- Member, Committee on Sustainable Earth, NTU (21 Dec 2009-present)
- Member, Advisory Panel, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2000-2013)
- Member, Assessment Committee, Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University,Taiwan (2004)
- Chair, Division GIS Committee (1996-2000; 2005-2008)
- Member, Geology Search Committee (1998- 2005)
- Chair, Division Visiting Professor Committee (2003-2004)
- Division Post-doctoral Fellowship Committees (1995-2003)
- Caltech Faculty Board, (2000-2001)
- U.S. National:
- Member, U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (2000-2003)
- Member, Committee on the Science of Earthquakes, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences (1996-1998)
- Testimony before U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Basic Research, Committee on Science (April 24, 1997)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Fellow, American Geophysical Union
- Fellow, Geological Society of America
- Seismological Society of America
- National Academy of Sciences
- ES7001 - Natural Hazards, Climate Change and Society
ES8001 - Natural Hazards, Climate Change and Society
Honours and Awards:
- 2012 Best Paper Award, Geological Society of America, Structural Geology Divison (for Yule and Sieh, 2003)
- 2006 National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals GLBT Scientist Award
- 2001 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
- 1999 Member of the National Academy of Sciences
- 1998 Outreach Award for Knowledge Transfer, Southern California Earthquake Center
- 1997 Commendation for Public Service, City of West Hollywood
- 1996 Fellow of the Geological Society of America
- 1988 Honoree, Los Angeles Times, "88 in 88": Los Angeles Times Magazine, IV, January 10, 1988, p.23.
- 1982 National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research, for development and application of innovative field techniques for studying active faults to identify and date paleo-earthquakes, thereby providing quantitiative asessment of earthquake hazards.
- 1978 E.B. Burwell, Jr., Memorial Award of the Engineering Geology Division, Geological Society of America. In recognition of published paper, Sieh 1978
- 1972 Gordon Watkins Award from Chancellor, University of California at Riverside for Community Service
Implications of the precise chronology of earthquakes produced by the San Andreas Fault at Pallett Creek. Engineering Geology Practice in Southern California: Assoc. Eng. Geol. Special Publ. 4, 195-198. (1992).
Future Seismic Hazards in southern California: Phase I: Implications of the 1992 Landers Earthquake Sequence. California Division of Mines and Geology, Sacramento, CA. (1992).
Tectonic geomorphology of the northern Los Angeles basin: Seismic hazards and kinematics of young fault movement. Engineering Geology Field Trips: Orange County, Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu. B20-26. (1992).
Short-term Earthquake Hazard Assessment for the Southern San Andreas Fault, Southern California. USGS Open-File Report. 91, (1991).
Surficial Offsets on the Central and Eastern Garlock Fault Associated With Prehistoric Earthquakes. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. 96, 21597-21621. (1991).
An offset Holocene stream channel and the rate of slip along the northern reach of the San-Jacinto Fault Zone, San-Bernardino Valley, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 103, 700-709. (1991).
The 3 December 1988 Pasadena, California earthquake: Evidence for strike-slip motion on the Raymond fault. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. 80, 474-482. (1990).
Behavior of the southernmost San Andreas Fault during the past 300 years. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 95, 6629-6645. (1990).
Range-front faulting and volcanism in the Mono Basin, Eastern California. Journal of Geophysical Research. 94(15), 587-609. (1989).
Behavior of the Superstition Hills fault during the past 330 years. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. 79, 304-329. (1989).
Slip on the Superstition Hills fault and on nearby faults associated with the 24 November 1987 Elmore Ranch and Superstition Hills earthquakes, southern California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. 79, 362-375. (1989).
A more precise chronology of earthquakes produced by the San Andreas Fault in southern California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 94, 603-623. (1989).
Most recent eruption of the Mono Craters, eastern central California. Journal of Geophysical Research. 91(12), 539-571. (1986).
Slip rate across the San Andreas fault and prehistoric earthquakes at Indio, California. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union. 67, 1200. (1986).
Holocene rate of slip and tentative recurrence interval for large earthquakes on the San Andreas fault, Cajon Pass, southern California. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 96, 793-812. (1985).
Earthquake geology in Yunnan Province. China Exchange News. 12, 3-6. (1984).
Red River and associated faults, Yunnan Province, China: Quaternary Geology, Slip Rate and Seismic Hazard. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 95, 686-700. (1984).
Study of the Quaternary activities of the Red River fault (I) -- General survey of its contemporary activities and evidence of the active faulting. Journal of Seismological Research. 7(1), 39-51. (1984).
Study of the Quaternary activities of the Red River fault (II) -- Its features of activity, slip rate and recurrence intervals of earthquakes. Journal of Seismological Research. 7(2), 171-186. (1984).
Research in progress. Engineering & Science. 47(4), 29-30. (1984).
Lateral offsets and revised dates of large prehistoric earthquakes at Pallett Creek, southern California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 89, 7641-7670. (1984).
Holocene activity of the San Andreas fault at Wallace Creek, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 95, 883-896. (1984).
Most recent eruptions of the Mono Craters, Eastern Central California (USGS Open File Report 84-939). Proceedings of Workshop XIX: Active Tectonic and magmatic processes beneath Long Valley Caldera, eastern California. 96-129. (1984).
Forecasting southern California earthquakes. Science. 217, 1097-1104. (1982).
Surface faulting in the central Imperial Valley: in The Imperial Valley, California Earthquake of October 15, 1979. Evaluating Earthquake Hazards in the Los Angeles Region- An Earth Science Perspective: US Geological Survey Professional Paper. 1254, 119-144. (1982).
Is California "Overdue" for a great earthquake?. Engineering and Science. 44(4), 4-8. (1981).
A Review of Geological Evidence for Recurrence Times of Large Earthquakes. Earthquake Prediction. 181-207. (1981).
Geological studies of the Holocene behavior of the San Andreas Fault, California. International Research Conference on Intraplate Earthquakes. 209-218. (1981).
Disturbance of trees by the 1857 Fort Tejon Earthquake, California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 85, 3225-3238. (1980).
A search for great prehistoric earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault, California. Earthquake Prediction Research Symposium. (1980).
Pre-historic large earthquakes produced by slip on the San Andreas Fault at Pallett Creek, California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 83(B8), 3907–3939. (1978).
A documentary study of the felt effects of the great California earthquake of 1857. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. 68, 1717-1729. (1978).
Central California foreshocks of the great 1857 earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. 68, 1731-1749. (1978).
Slip along the San Andreas fault associated with the great 1857 earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. 68, 1421-1448. (1978).
Late Holocene displacement history along the south-central reach of the San Andreas Fault. Stanford University. PhD, (1977).
Geological Investigations of the San Jacinto Fault Zone, and Aspects of the Socio-economic Impact of Earthquakes in the Riverside-San Bernardino area, California. Geological Investigations of the San Jacinto Fault Zone, San Bernardino, California. 1-49. (1973).