Daniel ROCHA, Jr.
Daniel graduated in 2013 from the Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) in Brazil. He spent a portion of 2012 on an exchange program at the Colorado School of Mines, where he took two semesters of classes and spent his summer at the Center for Rock Abuse in the Department of Geophysics. At UFBA, Daniel's research centered on deconvolution and ground-roll filtering techniques. Later on, Daniel studied linear and non-linear inversion using gradient methods, which became the main subject of his BS thesis, titled "lnversion of interval velocities". Following his graduation from UFBA, Daniel worked for a year at Petroleum Geo-Services, where he focused on seismic processing, including: noise filtering, multiple attenuation, data regularization, and time migration.
Daniel's CWP advisor is Prof. Paul Sava. Outside of geophysics research, he enjoys the outdoors (soccer and snowboarding), playing the guitar and chess.
Daniel is currently working on wavefield imaging using the energy norm, which has diverse applications. He defended his MS thesis at the Colorado School of Mines presenting solutions for wavefield migration problems, and now he focuses on wavefield tomography using the energy norm.
Wavefield imaging using the energy norm