Faculty & Staff

CWP Leadership Team

Paul Sava
C.H. Green Chair of Exploration Geophysics

Imaging & Inversion

Wavefield seismic imaging and tomography, high performance computing

Jeff Shragge
Associate Professor

Computational Seismology

3D acoustic and elastic wave propagation, 3D/4D velocity inversion, 3D/4D Reverse-time migration (RTM), wave-equation migration, rock physics, computational geometry and differential meshing
signal processing, imaging

Roel Snieder
W.M. Keck Professor of Professional Development Education

Wave Theory

Wave propagation, seismic interferometry, time-lapse monitoring, focusing, Marchenko imaging

Ilya Tsvankin, Director

Wave propagation & Anisotropy

Seismic wave propagation, inversion and processing for anisotropic media, multicomponent and time-lapse seismic, fracture characterization

Diane Witters
Adjunct Faculty


Professional Communication

Effective strategies for teaching technical writing, oral presentation, and professional skills as ongoing components in graduate degree programs

Aaron Girard
Post-doctoral Researcher


Research areas
Ambient seismic signal processing for imaging and inversion
Seismic modelling and imaging using HPC
Reservoir monitoring
Mine site monitoring

Diego Domenzain
Post-doctoral Fellow


Research Areas

Inverse methods and forward modeling. Joint inversion of full-waveform geo-radar and electrical resistivity data. High resolution characterization of the shallow subsurface. Machine learning estimation of subsurface electrical properties.

Emeritus Faculty

While still considered part of the CWP family, these faculty are no longer accepting/advising students.

Norm Bleistein
University Emeritus Professor


Ken Larner
University Emeritus Professor


Dave Hale
Emeritus Professor

research & publications

John Stockwell
Research Associate

Seismic Unix