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CWP Research Associate
John is a research associate at CWP. He is the principal investigator of the Seismic Unix (SU) project, managing the popular CWP/SU open source software package. SU is the world's first and most widely used open-source seismic research and processing environments. For his work with SU, John was co-recipient with Jack K. Cohen of the 1994 University to Industry Award from the Technology Transfer Society, and was co-recipient of a Special Commendation of Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) with Einar Kjartannson, Shuki Ronen and Jack K. Cohen (posthumous). John uses SU as the basis of the Seismic Processing Lab course that he teaches each Fall semester and is presently developing a text book on seismic data processing with SU.
John is the CWP Consortium contact regarding confidential software packages and manages the CWP computer system that includes several types of Linux systems. John is co-author of Mathematics of Multidimensional Seismic Imaging, Migration and Inversion, with Norm Bleistein and Jack Cohen. John teaches the graduate level course Mathematics of Seismic Imaging and Migration using this text. He expresses his ongoing passion for mathematics by teaching an informal seminar in Mathematics for Geophysicists. The notes collected from seven years of this provide the basis of a new textbook that John has just started compiling. John received a Distinguished Volunteer Award from the SEG Foundation in 2005 for his Timelines of Geoscience and Geophysics and of Exploration Geophysics and the Petroleum Industry.
John is editor of the Bright Spots column in The Leading Edge, the Wiki Administrator of the new SEG Wiki and sits on several SEG Committees, including as the Chair of the SEG Wiki Committee and the Historic Preservation Committee. John received the SEG Presidential Award in 2014 for his work on the SEG Wiki and for his continuing work with SU, as well as the SEG Wiki Champion Award in 2014.