The Rice Inversion Project applies the best of contemporary mathematical and computational technology to address the needs of the seismic data processing industry. Current projects include: velocity estimation directly from waveform data (without traveltime picking) from inaccurate initial estimates; calibration of source wavelet and directivity as part of inversion; multiparameter inversion (aka model-based AVO processing) in the presence of attenuation; new numerical methods for various tasks, including viscoelastic simulation and traveltime and amplitude computation; and design of numerical software using OOP technology and various styles of parallelism. Several of our projects are collaborative with faculty at other universities and with our sponsors.

The Rice Inversion Project is affiliated with the Rice Center for Computational Geophysics.





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