Students

CWP Graduate Research Assistants

(Listed alphabetically by last name)

Odette Aquino de Aragao
PhD student

aquinodearagao@mymail.mines.edu
Odette Aragao CV

Advisor: Paul Sava

Khalid Almuteri
PhD student

kalmuteri@mymail.mines.edu
Khalid Almuteri CV

Advisor: Paul Sava

Khalid is interested in utilizing deep learning methodologies in seismic imaging and inversion. He continues to explore new research paths. 

Yogesh Arora
PhD candidate

yarora@mines.edu
Yogesh Arora CV

Advisor: Ilya Tsvankin

Yogesh uses Kirchhoff migration for diffraction imaging in anisotropic media. He is currently working on estimating anisotropy parameters from diffractions.

Manuel Alejandro Jaimes Caballero
PhD candidate

mjaimescaballero@mymail.mines.edu
Alejandro Caballero CV

Advisor: Roel Snieder

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Research interests: Alejandro is interested in several aspects of exploration and earthquake seismology. He uses mathematical and physical tools to better understand processes that occur in the subsurface from data recorded at the surface, a.k.a. the typical geophysical inverse problem. Below he describes the two avenues of research that he has been recently exploring.
1.Super resolution (current work): For a long time it has been thought that beating the diffraction limit is an impossible task to perform. Recently, it has been experimentally shown that in complex media super-resolution may be achieved as the medium heterogeneity increases the angles from which the subsurface is illuminated. I’m interested in knowing: what receiver geometries increase image resolution, how the resolution depends on the velocity model, and how the seismic resolution changes for a given experimental set-up.
2. Coda waves (previous work): Coda waves are composed of seismic waves that have scattered multiple times in their path from the source that originated them to the receiver where they are recorded. They contain meaningful information about the subsurface in the form of seismic scattering and intrinsic absorption. These two properties, however, are hard to separate from one another. I’m interested in methods which allow separating these two properties and that agree with geophysical/geological observations.

Mert Sinan Recep Kiraz
PhD student

Mert Sinan Recep Kiraz
Mert Kiraz CV

Advisor: Roel Snieder

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Mert is interested in seismic imaging studies. His desire is to come up with novel approaches to exploration problems. 

Tugrul Konuk
PhD student

tugrulkonuk@mines.edu
Tugrul Konuk CV

Advisor: Jeff Shragge

Yanhua Liu
PhD student

liuyanhua@mymail.mines.edu
Yanhua Liu CV

Advisor: Ilya Tsvankin

Yanhua is interested in time-lapse seismic imaging and.  She is currently working on time-lapse full-waveform inversion.

Can Oren
PhD candidate

coren@mymail.mines.edu
Can Oren CV

Advisor: Jeffrey Shragge

 

Iga Pawelec
PhD student

ipawelec@mymail.mines.edu
Iga Pawelec CV

Advisor: Paul Sava

 

Thomas Rapstine
PhD student

trapstin@mines.edu
Thomas Rapstine CV

Advisor: Paul Sava

Thomas is currently exploring alternatives for acquiring land seismic data without touching the ground surface. The specific focus of his current research is on the feasibility of using stereo vision and so-called video motion magnification for deducing subtle ground motion from video.

Patipan (Mickey) Saengduean
PhD student

psaengduean@mines.edu
Patipan Saengduean CV

Advisor: Roel Snieder

Patipan’s research interests are microseismisity and seismic interferometry. He is currently working on the applications of the virtual seismic method (VSM) to obtain wave responses (Green’s function) and to hopefully obtain geo-mechanical properties within different source scenarios (e.g., subduction earthquakes and micro-earthquakes induced by fluid injections).

Harpreet Singh Sethi
PhD student

hsethi@mines.edu

Advisor: Ilya Tsvankin

Sagar Singh
PhD student

sagarsingh@mines.edu
Sagar Singh CV

Advisor: Ilya Tsvankin

Sagar is currently working on Full Waveform Inversion(FWI) for Reservoir Characterization with the idea to constraint FWI work-flow using rock physics relationship with elastic properties to provide very high resolution image in depth domain. He is currently working with Elastic VTI model and will extend it to an elastic orthorhomic model in future. He also intends to do targeted reservoir parameter inversion using local solvers in time domain.

Jihyun Yang
PhD student

jihyunyang@mymail.mines.edu
Jihyun Yang CV

Advisor: Jeffrey Shragge