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Steven SMITH

Country: USA
Degree Program: PhD, Geophysics
E-mail: stesmith@mines.edu


Curriculum Vitae


Steve holds a Master of Science degree in Acoustics from Pennsylvania State University (his thesis was titled "Wavenumber-domain virtual acoustic source synthesis"). He received his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees, respectively, in Engineering Physics and Music (saxophone), from the University of Colorado. Steve worked as an R&D engineer on intelligent beam formers and speech recognition systems for Shure microphones and audio electronics and as a professional seismic analyst for the Theoretical Geophysics Group at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

While at CWP, Steve interned with CGGVeritas and ExxonMobil Upstream Research, working on multicomponent modeling, and anisotropic inversion of reflection and VSP data. His previous CWP research includes modeling and waveform/velocity inversion around superheated nuclear waste disposal tunnels. He is currently working on compaction-induced (time-lapse) anisotropic seismic signatures, and seismic-based stress/strain inversion for producing reservoirs. Steve's interests also include migration/imaging and seismic applications of rock physics. His advisor is Ilya Tsvankin and his co-advisor is Roel Snieder.

When not working, Steve practices judo.


Multicomponent time-lapse seismic for compacting reservoirs




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