Thomas  H.  Jordan is  a  University  Professor  and  the W.  M.  Keck Foundation Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Southern California. His current research is focused on system-level models of earthquake  processes,  earthquake  forecasting,  continental  structure and dynamics, and full-3D waveform tomography. As the director of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), he coordinates an international  research  program  in  earthquake  system  science  that involves over 600 scientists at more than 60 universities and research organizations.