PhD Candidate, Geophysics, Stanford University (2011-current)
  • Thesis: "Subsurface imaging with non-traditional passive seismic sources"
  • Advisor: Biondo Biondi
B.A., Geophysics, University of California, Berkeley (2006-2010)

  • Minor: Physics
  • Awards: Earth and Planetary Science Departmental Citation


ExxonMobil Corporation, Houston, TX (June-September 2016)
Research Intern
  • Evaluated and modeled the effect of broadband seismic technology on amplitude vs offset response
  • Carried out quality control on well log data and predicted missing well log information using various rock-physics models.
  • Collaborated extensively with colleagues across the company to address problems spanning from rock physics to subsurface interpretation to seismic processing
e4sciences | Earthworks, LLC, Sandy Hook, CT (July-September 2014)
Research Intern
  • Processed all seismic data and performed basic interpretation of seismic cross-sections for a variety of engineering-related projects throughout the United States
  • Developed easy-to-use Python scripts to streamline both quality control of acquired seismic data and the seismic processing procedure
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (August-September 2011)
Student Assistant
  • Developed a MATLAB script for visualization of 3D magnetotelluric inversion results.
  • Produced a thorough user’s manual for the software.
NSF International Research Experiences for Students, New Zealand (April-May 2011)
  • Investigated whether changes in magnetotelluric phase tensors over time were due to changes in the subsurface or due to measurement errors
  • Performed geophysical field work in the Taupo Volcanic Zone
Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, Berkeley, California (April 2010-March 2011)
Assistant Researcher
  • Compared measured P and PcP arrivals from earthquake events in South America with modeled arrival times to investigate D” layer anisotropy in the quasi-southern hemisphere
  • Created internal document to facilitate continuation of the project
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, La Cañada Flintridge, California (June-August 2009)
Research Intern
  • Quantified the macroscopic surface texture of Enceladus' south polar region using intensity scans measured by the Cassini spacecraft
  • Leveraged results to infer the physical composition of expelled plume material and the geologic evolution of this moon


  • Chang, Jason P., Sjoerd AL de Ridder, and Biondo L. Biondi. "High-frequency Rayleigh-wave tomography using traffic noise from Long Beach, California." Geophysics 81.2 (2016): B43-B53.
  • Nakata, Nori, Jason P. Chang, Jesse F. Lawrence, and Pierre Boué. "Body wave extraction and tomography at Long Beach, California, with ambient‐noise interferometry." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 120.2 (2015): 1159-1173.


  • Chang, Jason P., "Multicomponent ambient noise crosscorrelation at Forties." SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2016. Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2016. 2709-2714. (Oral Presentation)
  • Chang, Jason P., and Biondo Biondi. "Rayleigh-wave tomography using traffic noise at Long Beach, CA." SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2015. Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2015. 2424-2429. (Oral Presentation)
  • Chang, Jason P., and Rosemary J. Knight. "Resolving Lithological Units in the Vadose Zone from Temporal Changes in Electrical Conductivity." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2014. (Poster Presentation)
  • Chang, Jason P., Sjoerd de Ridder, and Biondo Biondi. "Power spectral densities and ambient noise cross-correlations at Long Beach." SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2013. Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2013. 2196-2200. (Oral Presentation)


Stanford University
Teaching Assistant
  • 3D Seismic Imaging (Spring 2015)
  • Basic Earth Imaging (Fall 2016)


  • Programming:
    • Proficient: Python, Fortran, MATLAB, Make
    • Developing: R, C, C++, SQL
  • Software Development: Git, Docker
  • Operating Systems: Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, Windows


  • American Geophysical Union (2009-present)
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2011-present)
    • President of the Stanford SEG student chapter (2012)