Tong received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in geophysics from China University of Petroleum, Beijing. He switched to petroleum geology at graduate school, focusing on the migration path of tight sand gas in Western Sichuan Province. He also explored the distribution and attributes of fractures in that area. He joined CWP in August 2013 and his advisor is Prof. Ilya Tsvankin. His research interests include modeling and inversion in attenuative anisotropic media. Outside of geophysics, Tong enjoys sports, traveling and movies.
Tong uses time-domain finite-difference method for attenuation anisotropy modeling under the assumption of constant-Q theory. Currently, he is conducting viscoelastic FWI to recover attenuation parameters in VTI media, using the adjoint-state method.
Finite-difference modeling of attenuation anisotropy