David M. Boore is a Geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey. He first graduated from Stanford University in 1964 and then obtained a Doctoral degree in Geophysics in 1970 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Boore has also worked as a visiting assistant professor and assistant professor in the Department of Geophysics at Stanford University from 1972 to 1978. Dr. Boore has published over 250 papers, most dealing with various aspects of the problem of estimating the ground shaking from large earthquakes. The topics covered in these publications range from the seismic source to site response, with stops in between. The U.S. Department of the Interior awarded Dr. Boore the Meritorious Service Award in 1993 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2005 in recognition of his research in many different areas of engineering seismology.  He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and an honorary life member of the Seismological Society of America.  In 2006 he was awarded the Indian Society of Earthquake Technology Trifunac Award for Significant Contributions in Strong Motion Earthquake Studies, and in 2010 he was awarded the COSMOS/EERI/SSA Bruce A. Bolt medal. He is a coauthor on a paper given the Outstanding Paper of 2008 award by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) at EERI's annual meeting in 2010. Further information can be found here.