**Rice University**- 1995

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FO2402B

Ph.D. - Computational and Applied Mathematics

**Rice University** - 1995

M.A. - Computational and Applied Mathematics

**Rice University** - 1993

B.S. - Mathematics and Computer Science

**Duke University** - 1986

I consider myself a very applied mathematician. My general research area is scientific computing with primary emphasis to date on numerical modeling for geoscience problems (seismic imaging and wave propagation, reservoir simulation, and mechanical deformation modeling). Mainly I enjoy using mathematics and numerical simulation to model the "real-world" as closely as possible given limitations in physics, mathematics, and computer science. These studies tend to be data driven. Scientific computing balances applied mathematics, engineering, and computer science, using tools from all three subject areas to address physical problems of interest to applications scientists. I have broad interests that include not only earth science, but (perhaps unfortunately) almost all physical,chemical, and biological problems that can benefit from the skills and insights of an applied mathematician.

J. Zweck, S. Minkoff, A. Lima, I. Lima, and C. Menyuk, 2003. "A Comparative Study of Feedback Controller Sensitivity to All Orders of PMD for a Fixed DGD Compensator", 2003 Optical Society of America, Optical Fiber Communications Meeting, (Atlanta, GA), pp. 590-591. 2003 - **Publication**

S. E. Minkoff, 2002. "Spatial Parallelism of a 3D Finite Difference, Velocity-Stress Elastic Wave Propagation Code", SIAM J. Scientific Computing, vol. 24, pp. 1-19. 2002 - **Publication**

S. Minkoff, C. Stone, J. Arguello, S. Bryant, J. Eaton, M. Peszynska, and M. Wheeler, 1999. "Staggered In Time Coupling of Reservoir Flow Simulation and Geomechanical Deformation: Step 1 --- One-Way Coupling", Proceedings of the 1999 Society of Petroleum Engineers' Reservoir Simulation Symposium, (Houston, TX.), pp. 329-330. 1999 - **Publication**

S. Minkoff, C. Stone, J. Arguello, S. Bryant, J. Eaton, M. Peszynska, and M. Wheeler, 1999. "Coupled Geomechanics and Flow Simulation for Time-Lapse Seismic Modeling", Proceedings of the 69th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, (Houston, TX.), pp. 1667-1670. 1999 - **Publication**

T. Arbogast, S. Minkoff, and P. Keenan, 1998. "An Operator-Based Approach to Upscaling the Pressure Equation", in Computational Methods in Water Resources XII: Computational Mechanics Publications, V. Burganos, G. Karatzas, A. Payatakes, C. Brebbia, W. Gray, and G. Pinder, Eds., pp. 405-412. 1998 - **Publication**

C. Ober, R. Gjertsen, S. Minkoff, and D. Womble, 1998. "3D Finite-Difference Seismic Migration with Parallel Computers", in Mathematical and Numerical Aspects of Wave Propagation: SIAM, J. DeSanto, Ed., pp. 381-385. 1998 - **Publication**

S. Minkoff, W. Symes, S. Bryant, J. Eaton, and M. Wheeler, 1998. "Reservoir Characterization via Time-Lapse Prestack Seismic Inversion", Proceedings of the 68th Annual International Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, (New Orleans, LA.), pp. 44-47. 1998 - **Publication**

T. Arbogast, S. Minkoff, and P. Keenan, 1997. "An Operator-Based Approach to Upscaling the Pressure Equation", Tech Report 97-30, Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Math, University of Texas. 1997 - **Publication**

S. E. Minkoff and W. W. Symes, 1997. "Full Waveform Inversion of Marine Reflection Data in the Plane-Wave Domain", Geophysics, vol. 62, pp. 540-553. 1997 - **Publication**

S. E. Minkoff, 1996. "A Computationally Feasible Approximate Resolution Matrix for Seismic Inverse Problems", Geophysical Journal International, vol. 126, pp. 345-359. 1996 - **Publication**

- 2004 Honorable Mention for Best Paper: GeophysicsSUSAN E. MINKOFF CURRICULUM VITÆ 2
- 1999 Outstanding Reviewer: Geophysics
- 1996 The Robert Lowrey Patten Service Award, Rice University
- 1993 The Graduate Student Association Service Award, Rice University
- 1985 Phi Beta Kappa, Duke University