News & Events - 2016
On 8 April 2016, Satyan Singh successfully defended his Doctor of Philosophy thesis, titled "An inverse scattering approach to imaging using Marchenko equations in the presence of a free surface," at the Colorado School of Mines. He conducted his research at Mines under the guidance of Prof. Roel Snieder, his CWP advisor. Well done, Satyan!
On 5 April 2016, Nishant Kamath successfully defended his Doctor of Philosophy thesis at the Colorado School of Mines. His thesis, titled "Full-waveform inversion for VTI media" was defended under the guidance of his advisor, Prof. Ilya Tsvankin. Nishant will continue on to conduct post-doctoral research at CWP. Congratulations, Nishant!
On 28 March 2016, Ernst Niederleithinger, an old friend and former long-term CWP visitor, returned to Colorado to check in and catch up with us. Dr. Niederleithinger was visiting us from Berlin, where he works at the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM - the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing). Although his visit to Colorado this time is a short one, welcome back Ernst - it's nice to see you again!
Kaoru Sawazaki, a former CWP long-term visitor and postdoctoral scholar, was recently awarded the Seismological Society of Japan (SSJ) Young Scientist Award. The award is given to young scientists whose research work in seismology produced excellent achievements in the field of seismology. Kaoru's research focused on how seismic velocity changes are associated with large earthquakes and how it recovers to its original value.
Roel Snieder, the W.M. Keck Distinguished Professor of Basic Exploration Science at the Colorado School of Mines, was awarded with the 2016 Beno Gutenberg Medal from the European Geosciences Union. The EGU awards the Gutenberg Medal to individuals "in recognition of [their] outstanding contributions to the theoretical foundations of modern methods of seismic imaging." Prof. Snieder was recognized for his work in finite-frequency tomography, his approaches to associate signal processing and numerical modelling of wave propagation to improve the use of the growing amount of data recorded by modern arrays, as well as how fundamental concepts can be applied in exploration geophysics, as well as his concern for illuminating the scientific issues needed in order to understand and address the world's pressing problems.
On 5 February 2016, Xinming Wu successfully defended his Doctor of Philosophy thesis at the Colorado School of Mines. Xinming defended his thesis, titled "3D seismic image processing for interpretation" under the guidance of Prof. Dave Hale, his thesis advisor. Following his successful defense, Xinming will be conducting post-doctoral research at the University of Texas, Austin, with Prof. Sergey Fomel. Congratulations, Xinming!
Consortium Sponsors, mark your calendars for the 2016 CWP Project Review Meeting on 16-19 May 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. More information will be available soon on this website. Please contact Pamela Kraus, CWP Program Assistant, if you have any questions regarding this meeting. Thank you for your support of our Consortium and we look forward to seeing you at the meeting.