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CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute

(Formerly CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation)

A constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).

Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Chief Scientist
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Miscellaneous Information:

Dr Imtiyaz Ahmed Parvez

Research Interests

  • Computational Seismology
  • Earthquake Hazard, Risk Assessment and Microzonation
  • Seismic Attenuation and Source Modelling
  • Lithosphere Modelling and Seismic tomography


Educational Qualifications





B.Sc. (Hons.)


Banaras Hindu University

Physics, Mathematics and Statistics (Hons.)

M.Sc. (Tech.)


Banaras Hindu University

Exploration Geophysics



Banaras Hindu University

Geophysics (Seismology)


Academic/Research Experience/Employment




Position Held


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CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute

Chief Scientist



CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute

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Senior Scientist




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Senior Research Associate



Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics , Trieste Italy

Post Doc Fellow



Kumaun University, Nainital

Research Scientist


Recent Publications in SCI Journals

1.     Mir R R,  Parvez I A, Laske G and Gaur V K (2022) Sensor orientation and noise analysis of the Kashmir-Zanskar seismic network: an appraisal from 2014-2020, Journal of Seismology, 1-18, DOI:10.1007/s10950-022-10090-z 

2.       Gupta S V, Parvez I A and Khan P K (2022) Imaging sub-surface geological complexity (2D/3D) beneath Greater Srinagar region of Kashmir Basin, Northwest Himalaya. Near Surface Geophysics, Volume 20(1) 94-114.  DOI:10.1002/nsg.12186. 

3.       Parvez, I.A. (2021) Application of neo-deterministic seismic hazard assessment to India. In: Panza G, Kossobokov V, De Vivo B, Laor E (Eds) (2021) Earthquakes and Sustainable Infrastructure: neo-deterministic (NDSHA) approach guarantees prevention rather than cure. Imprint: Elsevier. Paperback ISBN: 9780128235034), pp. 525-541. 

4.     Gupta S V, Parvez I A, Ankit, Khan P K Khan & Chandra R (2020) Site Effects Investigation in Srinagar City of Kashmir Basin Using Microtremor and Its Inversion, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2020.1816232

5.     Jade S, Mir, R R, Vivek C G, Shrungeshwara T S, Parvez I A, Chandra R, Babu D S, Gupta S V, Ankit, Rajana S S K and Gaur V K (2020) Crustal deformation rates in Kashmir valley and adjoining regiona from continuous GPS measurements from 2008 to 2019. Scientific Reports 10, 17927. 

6.       Minocha, S. and Parvez, I A. (2020) Self-Organized Fractal Seismicity and b-Value of Aftershocks of the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, Nepal. International Journal of Geosciences11, 562-579. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2020.118030.

 7.       Mir R R and Parvez I A (2020) Ground motion modelling in NW Himalaya using stochastic finite-fault method, Natural Hazards (10.1007/s11069-020-04068-8) 

8.       Nekrasova A K, Kossobokov, V G, Parvez I A and Tao X (2020). Unified Scaling Law for Earthquakes as Applied to Assessment of Seismic Hazard and Associate Risks. Izvestiya, Physics of the Solid Earth, 56, 83-94, DOI:10.1134/S1069351320010097 

9.      Dhananjay A Sant, Parvez, I A, Govindan Rangarajan, Satish J Patel, Madhuri N Bhatt, TA Sanoop Salam (2018). Subsurface imaging of brown coal bearing Tertiary sedimentaries-Deccan Trap interface using microtremor method. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 159, 362-373. (DOI: 

10.  Chandra R, Dar J A, Romshoo S A, Rashid I, Parvez I A, Mir S A, Fayaz M (2018) Seismic hazard and probability assessment of Kashmir valley, northwest Himalaya, India, Natural Hazards 93(3), 1451-1477. ( 

11.  Parvez, I A, Anastasia Nekrasova and Vladimir Kossobokov (2018) Seismic hazard and risk assessment based on Unified Scaling Law for Earthquakes: thirteen principal urban agglomerations of India, Natural Hazards 92(3), 1509-1522. (

 12.    Joshi A U, Dhananjay A Sant, Parvez, I A, Govindan Rangarajan, Manoj A Limaye, Soumyajit Mukherjee, Mithesh J Charola, Meghnath N Bhatt and Sagar P Mistry (2018). Sub-surface profiling of granite pluton using microtremor method: southern Aravalli, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 107(1), 191-201. (DOI: 10.1007/s00531-017-1482-9)  

13.    Parvez I A, Nekrasova A and Kossobokov V (2018). Seismic Hazard and risk Assessment based on unified scaling law for earthquakes: thirteen principal urban agglomerations of India. Natural Hazards , 92(3), 1509-1522. (DOI: 10.1007/s11069-018-3261-8) 

14.  Mir, R R, Parvez I A, Gaur V K, Chandra R and Romshoo S A (2017). Crustal structure beneath the Kashmir Basin adjoining the Western Himalayan Syntaxis. Bull. Seismo. Soc. Am. 107 (5), 2443-2458. ( 

15.    Ashish and Parvez I A (2017). Identifying the Transition Zone Between East and West Dharwar Craton by Seismic Imaging. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 175(1), 171-191.  (DOI: 10.1007/s00024-017-1657-0) 

16.    Parvez I A, A Magrin, F Vaccari, Ashish, R R Mir, A Peresan and GF Panza (2017). Neo-Deterministic seismic hazard scenarios for India – a preventive tool for disaster mitigation. Journal of Seismology, 21(6), 1559-1575. (DOI 10.1007/s10950-017-9682-0) 

17.    Dhananjay A Sant, Parvez, I A, Govindan Rangarajan, Satish J Patel, Madhuri N Bhatt, TA Sanoop Salam (2017). Subsurface profiling along Banni Plains and bounding faults, Kachchh, Western India using microtremors method. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 146, 326-336. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.06.002)  

18.    Parvez, I A, Anastasia Nekrasova and Vladimir Kossobokov (2017). Earthquake hazard and risk assessment based on Unified Scaling Law for Earthquakes. Pure and Applied Geophysics 174(3), 1441-1452.  (DOI: 10.1007/s00024-017-1475-4) 

19.  Shekhar S and Parvez I A (2016). Reflection and Refraction of Attenuated Waves at the Interface Between Cracked Poroelastic Medium and Porous Solid Saturated with Two Immiscible Fluids, Transport in Porous Media,113, 405-430. (

 20.  Ashish, Lindholm, C, Parvez I A and Kühn D (2016). Probabilistic earthquake hazard assessment for Peninsular India, Journal of Seismology, 20(2), 629-653. ( 

21.  Shekhar S and Parvez I A (2016). Propagation of Torsional surface waves in an inhomogeneous anisotropic fluid saturated porous layered half space under initial stress with varying properties, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 40, 1300-1314. ( 

22.   Shekhar S and Parvez I A (2016). Propagation of torsional surface waves in a double porous layer lying over a Gibson half space, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 80, 56-64. (

23.  A Magrin, Parvez I A, F Vaccari, A Peresan, BK Rastogi, S Cozzini, D Bisignano, F Romanelli, P Choudhury, KS Roy, RR Mir, GF Panza (2016). Neo-deterministic Definition of Seismic and Tsunami Hazard Scenarios for the Territory of Gujarat (India), S D’Amico (ed.), Earthquake and Their Impacts on Society, Springer Natural Hazards, 193-212. ( 

24.  Shekhar S and Parvez I A (2015). Wave propagation across the imperfectly bonded interface between cracked elastic solid and porous solid saturated with two immiscible viscous fluids. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 75, 299 - 308.  ( 

25.   Trivedi P C and Parvez I A (2015). Characterization of Source Parameters and Some Empirical Relations between Them for Kachchh Region, Gujarat, India: Implication of January 26, 2001 Bhuj Earthquake and Its Aftershock Sequence, International Journal of Geosciences 6 (10), 1127-1139. (doi: 10.4236/ijg.2015.610088) 

26.   A Nekrasova, V Kossobokov and Parvez, I A (2015). Seismic hazard and seismic risk assessment based on the unified scaling law for earthquakes: Himalayas and adjacent regions, Physics of the Solid Earth 51 (2), 268-277. ( 

27.  A Nekrasova, V Kossobokov, Parvez, I A and Tao X (2015). Seismic hazard and risk assessment based on the unified scaling law for earthquakes, Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica, 50, 21-37. (


The above information is provided by the concerned staff/employee on October 22, 2022.