Presenter Bio's








Norm Abrahamson, Ph.D.

Prof. Ebru Bozdag

Ebru Bozdag is an assistant professor at Colorado School of Mines since April 2017. Previously, she was an assistant professor and held a chaire d’excellence position at University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. Prior to joining Nice as a faculty member, she was a postdoctoral research associate, then an associate research scholar, at Princeton University. She received her PhD in seismology from Utrecht University and MSc/BSc degrees in geophysics from Istanbul Technical University. Her research interests are centered around computational and global seismology. Specifically, she uses 3D wave simulations to improve our understanding of Earths interior by linking observed data to advances in theory and numerical methods in wave propagation and optimization techniques. Her main research has been dedicated to performing global-scale full-waveform inversions based on 3D wave simulations and adjoint methods.

Prof. Tom Jordan

Lion Krischer, Ph.D.

Lion Krischer is a researcher in the computational seismology group at ETH Zürich interested in the intersection of seismology, computational engineering, and big data science. His research focuses on applying modern workflow and data management techniques to full seismic waveform inversions using the adjoint-state method. He is a developer of a number of open source seismological packages including ObsPy (, Salvus (, LASIF (, ASDF (, and others.




Carene Larmat, Ph.D.

Dr. Carene Larmat has been performing seismic modeling for over fifteen years which includes full waveform modeling and research in nonlinear acoustic. She is trained in computational seismology, geophysics and acoustics and has worked with diverse numerical methods and supercomputers throughout her career. Her extended experience with the Spectral Element Method (SEM) began during her Ph.D. work at the Institute of Physics of the Globe of Paris (France) where the work by Komatitsch and Vilotte (e.g. 1998) led to the first version of SPECFEM3D. She then used SEM modeling to study diverse seismic sources using Time Reversal first in IPGP, then during her post-doctoral stay at the California Institute of Technology. In 2007, she joined the geophysics group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory where she has provided modeling support in a variety of projects.

Anders Petersson, Ph.D.

Dr. Anders Petersson is a computational scientist with the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He specializes in numerical methods for wave propagation and leads the development of the seismic wave propagation code SW4.

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