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Nikolaos Athanasopoulos, M.Sc. (IDEA LEAGUE Joint Master in Applied Geophysics), started his Ph.D. studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2015. He is working in the field of Full Waveform Inversion (FWI). His research focus is the elastic FWI of shallow seismic surface waves and its application in field data. He is member of the EAGE.

Thomas Bohlen received a Diploma of Geophysics (1994) and a Ph.D. (1998) from the University of Kiel, Germany. From 2006 to 2009 he was Professor of Geophysics at the Institute of Geophysics at the Technical University Freiberg where he was the head of the seismics and seismology working groups. Since 2009, he has been Professor of Geophysics at the Geophysical Institute of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He is the head of the applied geophysics group. His research interests and experience include: seismic modelling, full waveform inversion, surface wave inversion and tomography, reflection seismic imaging. He is a member of SEG, EAGE, and DGG.

Mario Rubén Fernandez received his M.Sc. at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris and started his Ph.D studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technologies (KIT) in 2015. He is working for the CRC 1173 “Wave phenomena” on the implementation of full waveform inversion of seismic wave attenuation.

Lingli Gao received her Ph. D. from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) in 2016. Now she is a postdoc researcher in Zhejiang University. She is now working on high-frequency surface-wave method. She is a visiting scholar for 2 years.

Laura Gaßner studied geophysics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and received a B.Sc in 2011 and a M.Sc degree in 2014. She is now a Ph.D. student at the Geophysical Institute of KIT and works on the characterization of gas hydrate deposits with full waveform inversion within the project SUGAR (SUbmarine GAs hydrate Resources).

Peter Michael Habelitz studied mechanical engineering at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Mannheim (DHBW) and received his B.Eng. in 2012. Thereafter he began to study geophysics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) where he graduated with B.Sc with the quantification of the error in finite-difference simulation caused by staircase interfaces. Currently he is working on his Master thesis in the area of full wave form inversion.

Thomas Hertweck received a diploma in Geophysics (2000) and a doctor's degree of natural sciences (2004) from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He joined Fugro in September 2004 as researcher and software developer before becoming an R&D manager in 2007 and global head of R&D in 2011. In 2013 Thomas became an R&D manager for external research at CGG following the successful takeover of Fugro's Geoscience Division. At CGG he was also a member of the business line's R&D management team, the company's technology board, and its IP and HSE committees. After more than 12 years in the UK Thomas returned to Germany in January 2017 when he joined KIT's Geophysical Institute as senior research fellow and teaching assistant. Thomas' research interests include all aspects of seismic acquisition, processing and imaging as well as HPC software development. He serves as reviewer for various journals and is a member of SEG, EAGE, DGG and the Editorial Board of JSE.

Tao Lei received his M.Sc. at the Institute of Geophysics and Geomatics, China University of Geosciences in Wuhan. He is working on the application of full waveform inversion to marine seismic data. He was awarded a 2-year fellowship from the China Scholarship Council within a joint training program.

Tilman Metz received his Master of Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2014. The topic of his Master thesis was the inversion of shallow †seismics surface waves with 2D elastic full waveform invesion (FWI). In 2015 he started his PhD at KIT. The aim of his research is the further development of the FD method for 3-D seismic wave simulation.

Yudi Pan received his Ph.D in 2016 from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China. Now he is a postdoc researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). His research interests include elastic-wave full waveform inversion and high-frequency surface-wave imaging methods.

Martin Pontius studied geophysics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and finished his Master in 2016 with a thesis on the joint acoustic full-waveform and gravity inversion applied to a synthetic salt dome model. Currently he is further developing the joint inversion as a research assistant.

Renat Shigapov is a PhD-student at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He works on visco-acoustic and viscoelastic full-waveform inversion.

Niklas Thiel received his Bachelor of Science in Geophysics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2011. His topic was the processing of a marine 2D reflection seismic profile. After finishing an internship at Fugro Seismic Imaging, London, he continued with the Master program in Geophysics. He received his MSc in Geophysics in 2013 and continued as PhD student at the KIT. His research interests focus on 2D acoustic and elastic full waveform inversion (FWI) particularly with regards to the problem of detecting sub-salt structures. He is member of the DGG, SEG and EAGE. From 2011-2014 he was student representative of the German Geophysics students and member of the executive board of the DGG.

Florian Wittkamp studied geophysics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and received his Master of Science in 2016. In his thesis he investigated a joint full waveform inversion of Rayleigh and Love waves. His research focuses on full waveform inversion as well as improvements to finite-difference seismic modeling. Currently he is working on the development of a HPC-Toolbox for the simulation and inversion of full seismic wave fields as a PhD student.

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