David Lumley

David Lumley

Cecil and Ida Green Endowed Chair in Geophysics
Professor, Earth Sciences (Dept Head), Physics
Director, Seismic Imaging and Inversion Lab
 
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Tags: Physics Astrophysics Geophysics Seismology Imaging Inversion HPC Earth Science

Professional Preparation

PhD - Geophysics
Stanford University - 1995
MSc - Geophysics
University of British Columbia - 1989
BSc Hons. - Geophysics and Astronomy
University of British Columbia - 1986

Research Areas

Dr. David E. Lumley is a Professor of Earth Sciences, and Physics, at the University of Texas at Dallas; he is the Cecil and Ida Green Endowed Chair in Geophysics, Department Head of Sustainable Earth Systems Sciences, and Director of the Seismic Imaging and Inversion Lab.  Previously he was Professor, Chair in Geophysics, and founding Director of the Center for Energy Geoscience, jointly appointed to the School of Physics & Astrophysics, and School of Earth & Environment, at the University of Western Australia. Dr. Lumley has also held academic positions at Stanford and USC, and has served as an Advisor to the US National Academy of Sciences.  Prof Lumley has been a Principal Investigator on over $135 Million in competitive research grants, and has co-authored over 250 peer-reviewed journal papers and conference abstracts, in Nature Communications, Reviews of Geophysics, Geophysical Research Letters, Classical & Quantum Gravity, SRL, JGR Solid Earth, GJI, Geophysics, and others resulting in 3,650+ citations, an h-index of 28, and eight (8) Best Paper awards to date.  He has been the recipient of multiple awards and honors, including SEG's inaugural J. Clarence Karcher Award for his pioneering contributions to the development of 4D Time-Lapse Seismology, and has served as a Distinguished Lecturer and Instructor for four (4) scientific societies.  Dr. Lumley has a PhD in Geophysics from Stanford University, and BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees in Geophysics & Astronomy at the University of British Columbia.  David’s management experience includes various academic positions as Department Head, Chair, and Research Center Director; and industry positions as founder and leader of the 4D Seismic research group at Chevron Research, and founder and CEO of 4th Wave Imaging Corp (a technology startup company purchased by Fugro www.fugro.com in 2007). David’s expertise includes wave-theoretic imaging and inversion, especially 3D seismic imaging, 4D time-lapse monitoring, and inverse theory estimation of physical properties in the earth and oceans, combining innovative physics, advanced data science analysis, and high performance computing.  His research interests include wavefield data recorded with 'Large N' sensor arrays, using manmade sources, or natural sources such as earthquakes and ambient seismic noise.  Applications include imaging and time-lapse monitoring of the earth’s subsurface, natural resources, energy, water, fluid flow, CO2 injection and storage, natural and induced earthquake seismicity, and astrophysical gravitational waves; covering a broad range of scales including the near-surface “critical zone”, oceans, sediments, deep aquifers and reservoirs, subduction zones, tectonic crust and mantle, planets and moons, and astrophysics. 

Publications

Detecting and denoising gravitational wave signals from binary black holes using deep learning 2023 - Journal Article
Monitoring terrestrial water storage, drought and seasonal changes in central Oklahoma with ambient seismic noise 2023 - Other
Next-generation seismic model of the Australian crust from synchronous and asynchronous ambient noise imaging 2023 - Journal Article
Author Correction: Next-generation seismic model of the Australian crust from synchronous and asynchronous ambient noise imaging 2023 - Journal Article
Improved seismic envelope full-waveform inversion 2023 - Journal Article
Passive source reverse time migration based on the spectral element method 2023 - Other
Monitoring Terrestrial Water Storage, Drought and Seasonal Changes in Central Oklahoma With Ambient Seismic Noise 2023 - Journal Article
Improving signal-to-noise ratios of ambient noise cross-correlation functions using local attributes 2023 - Other

Awards

Cecil and Ida Green Endowed Chair in Geophysics - The University of Texas at Dallas [2017]
Best Paper Awards (8 awards to date) - SEG, ASEG, SPIE, SOVG... [2016]
Distinguished Instructor - ASEG [2015]
Pioneer on History of Geophysics Timeline - SEG [2005]
Distinguished Lecturer - SEG [2000]
Distinguished Lecturer - SPE [1998]
J. Clarence Karcher Award - SEG [1996]
Gillanders Memorial Award - UBC [1986]

Appointments

Cecil and Ida Green Chair in Geophysics
The University of Texas at Dallas [2017–Present]
Professor, Earth Sciences, Physics
The University of Texas at Dallas [2017–Present]
Department Head, Earth Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas [2021–Present]
Board of Directors
Society of Exploration Geophysics [2018–2021]
Professor, Physics & Astrophysics, Earth & Environment
University of Western Australia [2009–Present]

Additional Information

Prof Lumley CV
www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/f2656alx2j0y9ro0qz6t7/Prof-David-Lumley-CV-Sept2023.pdf?rlkey=qcogkh7frkdp6srykel1ve3py&dl=0  

Activities

AGU David E. Lumley Scholarship in Energy & Environment (American Geophysical Union)
Permanently Endowed.
Awarded annually to support AGU student members who combine Energy & Environment in their research and want to continue on to MS or PhD Geophysics degree programs.
SEG David E. Lumley Scholarship in Energy & Environment (Society of Exploration Geophysics)
Permanently Endowed.
Awarded annually to support SEG student members who combine Energy & Environment in their research and want to continue on to MS or PhD Geophysics degree programs.

Affiliations

AGU - American Geophysical Union (Life Member)
1984/01
SEG - Society of Exploration Geophysics (Life Member)
1984/01

Funding

Various competitive grants
over $135 Million to date - NSF, ARC, DOE, DOD etc []