Curriculum Vitae

Professor  Department of Mathematics
Purdue University
150 N. University Street,
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2067
Curriculum Vitae

Phone: 765-496-6439 


1979 - 1984 Enrolled as a student in the Department of Physics, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
1981 B.Sc.-Degree in physics with mathematics and astronomy (cum laude), Utrecht University, the Netherlands
1984 M.Sc.-Degree in theoretical physics (cum laude), Utrecht University, the Netherlands
1992 Ph.D.-Degree in technical sciences (cum laude), Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Professional career:

2005 - present Professor, the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, USA
2007 - present Visiting professor at the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
2001 - present Part-time visiting professor and visiting associate professor, the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA
2003 - 2005 Professor, the Center for Wave Phenomena, the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, USA
1997 - 2003 Associate professor, the Center for Wave Phenomena, the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, USA
1995 - 1997 Research assistant professor and visiting professor, the Center for Wave Phenomena, the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, USA
1992 - 1995 Senior research scientist and programme leader, Schlumberger Cambridge Research, Cambridge, England
1985 - 1992 Research geophysicist, Koninklijke/Shell Exploratie en Produktie Laboratorium, Rijswijk, the Netherlands

Other Positions:

2010 - present Scientific adviser, Corporate Science and Technology, Total American Services, Inc.
2010 - 2011 DARPA, Transparent Earth Initiative
2004 - 2005 Consultant, Corporate Science and Technology, Total American Services, Inc.

Awards and Honors:

  1. Recipient of the 1996 J. Clarence Karcher Award, Society of Exploration Geophysicists ;
  2. Recipient of an unrestricted grant from the 1998-1999 DuPont Educational Aid Program;
  3. Recipient of the award for young scientists, International Society for Analysis, its Applications and Computation, 2001.

Membership in Professional Societies:

SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics);
AMS (American Mathematical Society);
AGU (American Geophysical Union);
SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists);
IOP ( Institute of Physics) Fellow (since 2001).

Professional Experiences:

      inverse problems and microlocal analysis, and applications in exploration
                 seismology, global seismology, and geodynamics
           [Earth's sedimentary basins, subduction, continental upper mantle, deep mantle interfaces, D'', core]

  • multi-dimensional imaging, inverse scattering, and tomography;
  • nonlinear inverse boundary value problems: direct and iterative reconstruction; geometric inverse problems;
  • development of multiscale methods and nonlinear theories of generalized functions applied to scattering and inverse scattering in media of low regularity, and in highly discontinuous and random media;
  • coupled multi-physics modelling;
  • large-scale computational modeling of acoustic, elastic and electromagnetic wave phenomena in complex media and fast iterative methods for nonlinear inverse problems; development of approvaches based on tecniques from microlocal analysis and computational harmonic analysis, structured matrix based methods, and massively parallel algorithms.

Extramural Activities:

11/1994 - 03/1995 visiting scientist at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (Minneapolis MN; host: Professor G. Papanicolaou); in-depth course presentation on Seismic Applications of Pseudo-Differential Operators;
07/29 - 08/10/1996 Euler International Mathematical Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia; host: Professor M. Belishev); presentations on Microlocally Nonlinear Inversion;
10/30 - 11/02/1996 workshop on New Methods in Analysis, Science University of Tokyo (Mito, Japan; host: Professor G. Nakamura); overview presentations on One-way Wave and Asymptotic Ray Methods and their Application to Geophysical Inverse Problems;
06/29 - 06/30/1998 Tongji University (Shanghai, China; host: Professor Zaitian Ma);
07/06 - 07/07/1998 Jianghan Petroleum University (Jingzhou, China; host: Professor Haimin Guo); short course presentations on Generalized Screen Methods and Asymptotic Inversion;
08/03 - 08/21/1998 Mathematical Geophysics Summer School, Stanford University (CA); in-depth course presentation on the Application of Fourier-Integral and Pseudo-Differential Operators and Differential Geometry to Problems associated with Migration and Inversion of Seismic Data;
10/01 - 12/07/2001 semester on Inverse Problems, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley (CA); general member;
01/06 - 01/18/2003 On Partial Differential Equations, Inverse Problems and Non-Linear Analysis, Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (Santiago, Chile); minicourse on Microlocal Analysis of Seismic Inverse Scattering;
11/09 - 11/21/2003 Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles (CA); core participant Inverse Problems: Computational Methods and Emerging Applications;
12/01 - 12/31/2003 Institut für Technische Mathematik, Geometrie und Bauinformatik, University of Innsbruck (Innsbruck, Austria); guest professor;
05/01 - 05/10/2005 Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics (Vienna, Austria); research scientist and participant Modern Methods of Time-Frequency Analysis;
07/05-07/13/2007, 06/26-07/03/2008,
7/05-07-16/2010, 07/04-07/14/2011, 
and 06/26-07/06/2012
College of Earth Science, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, China); course on Frontiers in Imaging Earth's Interior, visiting professor.

National and international professional activities and service:

  • member of editorial boards: Inverse Problems (1/1/2000-12/31/2003), Wave Motion (2/1/2000-1/31/2008), Journal of Applied Geophysics (7/1/2001-6/1/2006), Journal of Pseudodifferential Operators and Applications (1/1/2010-present);
  • member of international advisory panel: Inverse Problems (1/1/2004-12/31/2007);
  • guest editor: Special Issue on Inverse Problems of IMACS Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (Vol.50 (5-6) 1999), Special Issue of Wave Motion honoring A.T. de Hoop's 75th birthday (in print, 2004);
  • manuscript referee for scientific journals: Science, Inverse Problems, Wave Motion, Waves in Random Media, Geophysics, Geophysical Prospecting, Geophysical Journal International, Journal of Geophysical Research, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal of Applied Physics, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, SIAM Journal for Mathematical Analysis, Journal of Mathematical Physics;
  • member of the Research Committee of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists;
  • district representative (district 4) of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2007-2010);
  • member at large of the Committee on Science Policy of the American Mathematical Society (2010-2013);
  • member of the scientific committee of the Geomathematics Programme at PIMS (Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences; 2008-present);
  • member of the scientific advisory board of the DK+ "Computational Interdisciplinary Modelling", University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (2011-2013);
  • member of the external review committee of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (2009);
  • organizer of conferences, workshops, programs:
    • member program committee Mathematical Methods in Geophysical Imaging III, SPIE - International Symposium on Optical Science, Engineering and Instrumentation (San Diego CA, July 1995);
    • member technical program committee 69th Annual Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (Houston TX, October 1999);
    • co-organizer Society of Exploration Geophysicists Summer Research Workshop on Synergies in Geophysical, Medical and Space Imaging (Newport Beach CA, July 2001);
    • member scientific committee IPAM (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics) /SIAM/EMS conference on Applied Inverse Problems: Theoretical and Computational Aspects (UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center, May 2003);
    • member organizing committee PIMS (Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences) Geophysical Inversion Workshop (Calgary, Canada, July 2003);
    • member international program committee International Conference on Inverse Problems: Modeling and Simulation (Fethiye, Turkey, June 2004);
    • member scientific committee Waves 2005 (Brown University RI, June 2005);
    • co-organizer Workshop on Subsalt Imaging Problems (Colorado School of Mines CO, July 2005);
    • co-organizer Workshop on Microlocal Analysis and Harmonic Analysis in Inverse Problems (C.I.R.M., Marseille, France, March 2007);
    • member steering committee Applied Inverse Problems (Vancouver, Canada, June 2007);
    • program leader (chair) of Program on Random Media (2007-08) at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (Research Triangle Park, NC);
    • member organizing committee SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (San Diego CA, July 2008);
    • member scientific committee (IMA PI conference on) Dynamical Systems in Physiological Modeling (Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, October 2008);
    • member scientific committee International Conference on Generalized Functions (Vienna, Austria, August-September 2009);
    • co-organizer program on Inverse Problems and Applications (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA, Fall 2010).
    • member organizing committee International Symposium on Geophysical Imaging with Localized Waves (Sanya, Hainan, China, July 2011);
    • member organizing committee SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (Philadelphia PA, May 2012);
    • member organizing committee scientific program on Inverse Problems and Applications (Institut Mittag-Leffler, Stockholm, Sweden, Spring 2013).

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