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Daniel Peter

Assistant Professor
Department of Earth Science and Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia

Biography

Prof DANIEL PETER Specialises in computational seismology and geophysical inverse problems. He is working as Assistant Professor Department of Earth Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

Research Interest

Professor Daniel Peter’s research interests are related to computational seismology and geophysical inverse problems. He focuses on enhancing numerical 3D wave propagation solvers for seismic tomography, particularly for very challenging complex regions and media. To this end, he exploits and implements high-performance computing (HPC) algorithms into 3D wave propagation solvers to better investigate such regions numerically, with the potential to highly improve resolution and reliability in seismic imaging. These techniques and solvers can be applied to hydrocarbon exploration as well as regional- and global-scale seismic tomography. Prof. Peter’s research at KAUST will focus on the development of new algorithms in seismic wave propagation and applications in seismic tomography across all scales.

Publications

  • Peter, D., D. Komatitsch, Y. Luo, R. Martin, N. Le Goff, E. Casarotti, P. Le Loher, F. Magnoni, Q. Liu, C. Blitz, T. Nissen-Meyer, P. Basini and J. Tromp, 2011. Forward and adjoint simulations of seismic wave propagation on unstructured hexahedral meshes, Geophys. J. Int., 186 (2), 721-739.

  • H.J. Zhu, E. Bozdag, D. Peter and J. Tromp, 2012. Structure of the European upper mantle revealed by adjoint tomography, Nature Geoscience, 5, 493-498

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