Michael Fehler received a Ph.D. (1979) in seismology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1979–1984, he was assistant professor of oceanography at the college of Oceanography at Oregon State University before joining Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, in 1984. He is now group leader of the geophysics group at Los Alamos. He was editor in chief of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America in 1995–2004 and is president of SSA. His interests include seismic imaging, seismic scattering, and induced seismicity.