News & Events - 2013
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Filippo Broggini successfully defends his PhD thesis
On May 3, 2013, Filippo Broggini successfully defended his doctoral thesis at the Colorado School of Mines. His thesis is titled "Wave field autofocusing and applications to multidimensional deconvolution and imaging with internal multiples." Filippo joined CWP in Summer 2008 and he completed his doctoral research with guidance from Prof. Roel Snieder, his CWP advisor. Bravo, Filippo!
Nori Nakata successfully defends his PhD thesis
On May 3, 2013, Norimitsu (Nori) Nakata successfully defended his doctoral thesis, titled "Seismic interferometry for temporal monitoring" at the Colorado School of Mines. Nori joined CWP as a PhD student in Spring 2012 and conducted his research at CWP under the guidance of his advisor, Prof. Roel Snieder. Following his graduation from CSM, Nori will begin his post-doctoral position at Stanford University in Stanford, California. Congratulations, Nori!
Steven Smith successfully defends his PhD thesis
On April 26, 2013, Steven Smith successfully defended his doctoral thesis on multicomponent time-lapse seismic at the Colorado School of Mines. His thesis is titled "Modeling and inversion of stress-induced multicomponent seismic time shifts" and it involves geomechanics, full-waveform seismic modeling, and nonlinear inversion for reservoir parameters. Steve completed his research at CWP with guidance from Prof. Ilya Tsvankin, his advisor, and Prof. Roel Snieder, his co-advisor. Following his graduation, Steve will begin his new employment with the 4D seismic group at Shell International Exploration and Production, in Houston, Texas. Congratulations, Steve!
Tongning Yang successfully defends his PhD thesis
On March 27, 2013, Tongning Yang successfully defended his doctoral thesis at the Colorado School of Mines. His thesis is titled "Wavefield-based velocity model building using extended images." Tongning worked under the guidance of Prof. Paul Sava, his CWP advisor, on wave-equation migration velocity analysis using extended imaging conditions. Following his graduation, he will begin his new position in Spring 2013 at BP America Production Company in Houston, Texas. Congratulations, Tongning!
The Center for Wave Phenomena welcomes Joost van der Neut, a post-doctoral fellow from the Department of Imaging Science and Technology (IST) at the Delft University of Technology. He will be conducting research at the Colorado School of Mines from March to May 2013 in cooperation with Prof. Roel Snieder.
Welkom bij CWP, Joost! All the best with your research at CWP!
The Center for Wave Phenomena is pleased to annouce that two of its students, Fillipo Broggini and Detchai (Pock) Ittharat, are 2013 Colorado School of Mines Conference on Earth and Energy Research (CEER) award winners. Filippo received an award for Best in CSM Geophysics, while Pock received the award for Undergraduate Winner.
Fillipo and Pock were selected from over 120 presenters. Congratulations, Filippo and Pock!
The Center for Wave Phenomena welcomes visiting scientist Pablo David García López, a scientist from the Hydro-Geophysics research group at the Oviedo Escuela de Minas (School of Mines), University of Oviedo, Spain. He will be conducting research at the Colorado School of Mines during the Spring 2013 semester with Prof. Roel Snieder.
Welcome to CWP and all the best with your research, Pablo!
January 21-25 CWP visit - Jon Sheiman, Looking Glass Geophysics (visit sponsored by Shell International)
The Center for Wave Phenomena welcomes visiting scientist Ernst Niederleithinger, a senior scientist and deputy division leader at BAM (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) in Berlin. Ernst will be conducting research at the Colorado School of Mines from January to March 2013 and once again from September to November 2013. He will be working with Prof. Roel Snieder in the Department of Geophysics, as well as with Prof. Mike Mooney in the Department of Engineering.
Willkommen bei CWP, Ernst!
Pengfei Cai successfully defends his MS thesis
On January 9, 2013, Pengfei Cai successfully defended his Master of Science thesis at the Colorado School of Mines. His thesis is titled "Joint migration velocity analysis of PP- and PS-waves for VTI media." Pengfei joined CWP in August 2010 and he conducted his MSc. research under his advisor, Prof. Ilya Tsvankin. He will begin working at CGG Veritas in Houston, Texas, from mid-January 2013. Congratulations, Pengfei!
S. Smith and I. Tsvankin's paper ranks in top 30 at 2012 SEG Annual Meeting
The e-poster by Steve Smith and Ilya Tsvankin, titled "Feasibility of inverting compaction-induced traveltime shifts for reservoir pressure," was ranked in the top 30 papers presented during the 2012 SEG Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. It should be noted that SEG received a record number of submissions for the 2012 meeting. Click here to read SEG President David Monk's January 8, 2013 letter to Steve, who presented the paper. Congratulations and very well done!
CWP welcomes a new student in January 2013
Alëna Grechishnikova joined the Center for Wave Phenomena from the Spring 2013 semester. During her time at CWP, Alëna will do research under the guidance of Prof. Ilya Tsvankin, her interim advisor. She is also conducting research under Dr. Tom Davis at the Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP), CWP's sister research group in the Department of Geophysics.
Welcome Alëna and all the best with your research endeavors!
Save the Date: 2013 CWP Project Review Meeting
The 2013 annual meeting of the Consortium Project on Seismic Inverse Methods for Complex Structures will take place on May 13-16, 2013 at the Denver Marriott West Hotel in Golden, Colorado. Additional details are forthcoming on this website - stay tuned!