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Welcome to the Center for Wave Phenomena

While generally focused on the task of subsurface imaging for exploration and production of hydrocarbons, the Center for Wave Phenomena is a culturally diverse group of people, with a diverse set of research interests. This diversity strengthens our research program. It ensures that our students and visitors experience both the freedom to choose research problems that suit them best and the responsibility to choose problems that are relevant to our sponsors. Financial support from and collaboration with those many sponsors makes this experience possible.

We look forward to you joining us.

Paul Sava

Paul Sava
C.H. Green Chair of Exploration Geophysics
CWP Director

Paul Sava is the C. H. Green Chair of Exploration Geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines, and is the current CWP Director. He holds an Engineering degree in geophysics (1995) from the University of Bucharest, and a M.Sc. (1998) and a Ph.D. (2004) in geophysics from Stanford University, where he was a member of the Stanford Exploration Project. His main research interests are in wavefield seismic imaging, stochastic imaging and inversion, computational methods for wave propagation, numeric optimization and high performance computing. He is a recipient of a Stanford Graduate Fellowship (1997-2000) from Stanford University and of a Jackson Young Scientist Fellowship (2006-2007) from the University of Texas (Austin). He is also a recipient of three Awards of Merit for best student presentations at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) conventions (1999, 2001 and 2004) and of a Honorable Mention in the Best Paper in GEOPHYSICS category (2003) for "Angle-domain common-image gathers by wavefield continuation methods," co-authored by Sergey Fomel. The SEG recognized him in 2007 with the Reginald Fessenden Award for his work on wave-equation angle-domain imaging. He is a member of SEG, EAGE, and AGU, and is currently serving his second term as Education Officer on the EAGE Board.




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