Professor of Geophysics
USTC President’s Representative – North America
Director of Geophysical Research Institute, USTC
Office: Room 1123, School of Earth and Space Sciences
1986: BS in Geophysics from USTC
1991: MS in Geophysics from Penn State
1996: PhD in Geophysics from MIT
09/2016: Honorary Lecturer, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
07/2015: Ranked First among 100 Most Creative People in China,
Fast Company (US Business Magazine, Chinese Edition)
10/2015: Outstanding Educator Award, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
10/2012: Reginald Fessenden Award, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
09/1995: STAR Award: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
06/1995: Antarctic Service Medal: Italian National Antarctic Program, Italy
08/1994: OYO Fellowship: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
06/1994: Antarctic Service Award: Department of the Navy, United States
12/1994: Antarctic Expedition Medal: National Science Foundation, United States
Previously worked at Shell, USGS, Blackhawk Geometrics, developing and applying geophysical imaging technologies for scientific research and for oil and gas exploration.
1998: Founded GeoTomo in Louisville, CO.
1999: Founded Miles Medical in Beijing and San Francisco, CA.
2009-2011: Teaching at MIT and Stanford.
2011-Present: Returned to China and joined USTC.
2016: Founded Cello Therapeutics Inc. in San Diego, CA.
05/2016 – present: Member, MIT Patrons Circle
08/2011 – present: Member, MIT EAPS Visiting Advisory Committee
09/2016 – 09/2017: First Vice President, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
09/2015 – 09/2016: Second Vice President, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
03/2015 – 03/2016: Member, Election Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
12/2014 – present: Trustee Associate, SEG Foundation
01/2012 – present: Founding Director, Stanford-USTC-MIT (SUM) Program, USTC
01/2011 – 09/2015: Chairman, SEG China Advisory Committee
01/2011 – 09/2015: Board Director/Chairman, SEG Global Inc.
04/2018: Co-Chair, CPS/SEG Conference 2018 in Beijing, China
12/2017: Co-Chair, SEG Full Waveform Inversion Workshop, Manama, Bahrain
06/2017: Co-Chair, Microseismic Technology Workshop, Hefei, China
05/2017: Co-Chair, Second Full Waveform Inversion Workshop, Beijing, China
04/2016: Co-Chair, SPG/SEG 2016 International Conference, Beijing, China
12/2015: Co-Chair, Geophysical Compressed Sensing Workshop, Beijing, China
05/2015: Co-Chair, First Full Waveform Inversion Workshop, Beijing, China
12/2010: Co-Chair, CPS/SEG Conference 2010 in Shenzhen, China
Graduate Courses Taught:
At MIT: 12.571 – Near-Surface Geophysical Imaging
At Stanford: GEOPHYS 242 – Near-Surface Geophysical Imaging
At USTC: GP15217 – Near-Surface Geophysical Imaging
GP15200 – Advanced Geophysics
Near surface geophysics, full waveform inversion, joint inversion,
real-time earthquake monitoring, geophysics search engine.