Curriculum Vitae

Simons Chair in Computational and Applied Mathematics and Earth Science
Rice University
2035 Duncan Hall
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Email: mdehoop@rice.edu
Phone: 713-348-5723

Education: 

1979 – 1984 Enrolled as a student in the Department of Physics, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
1981 B.Sc.-Degree in physics with mathematics and astronomy (cum laude), Utrecht University, the Netherlands
1984 M.Sc.-Degree in theoretical physics (cum laude), Utrecht University, the Netherlands
1992 Ph.D.-Degree in technical sciences (cum laude), Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Professional career:

2015 – present Simons Chair and Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics and Earth Science, Rice University, Houston TX, USA
2005 – 2015 Professor, the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, USA
2007 – present Visiting professor at the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
2001 – present Part-time visiting professor and visiting associate professor, the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA
2003 – 2005 Professor, the Center for Wave Phenomena, the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, USA
1997 – 2003 Associate professor, the Center for Wave Phenomena, the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, USA
1995 – 1997 Research assistant professor and visiting professor, the Center for Wave Phenomena, the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, USA
1992 – 1995 Senior research scientist and programme leader, Schlumberger Cambridge Research, Cambridge, England
1985 – 1992 Research geophysicist, Koninklijke/Shell Exploratie en Produktie Laboratorium, Rijswijk, the Netherlands

Other Positions:

2010 – present Scientific adviser, Corporate Science and Technology, Total American Services, Inc.
2010 – 2011 DARPA, Transparent Earth Initiative
2004 – 2005 Consultant, Corporate Science and Technology, Total American Services, Inc.

Awards and Honors:

Membership in Professional Societies:

  • SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics);
  • AMS (American Mathematical Society);
  • AGU (American Geophysical Union);
  • SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists);
  • IOP ( Institute of Physics) Fellow (since 2001).

Main Professional Experience:

Scattering, imaging and inverse problems, theoretical and computational seismology

  • multi-dimensional imaging, inverse scattering, and tomography;
  • nonlinear inverse boundary value problems: direct and iterative reconstruction; geometric inverse problems;
  • coupled multi-physics modelling;
  • development of multiscale methods and nonlinear theories of generalized functions applied to scattering and inverse scattering in media of low regularity, and in highly discontinuous and random media;
  • large-scale computational modeling of acoustic, elastic and electromagnetic wave phenomena in complex media and fast iterative methods for nonlinear inverse problems; development of approvaches based on tecniques from microlocal analysis and computational harmonic analysis, structured matrix based methods, and massively parallel algorithms.

Extramural Activities:

11/1994, 03/1995 visiting scientist at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (Minneapolis MN; host: Professor G. Papanicolaou); in-depth course presentation on Seismic Applications of Pseudo-Differential Operators;
07/29 – 08/10/1996 Euler International Mathematical Institute (St. Petersburg, Russia; host: Professor M. Belishev); presentations on Microlocally Nonlinear Inversion;
10/30 – 11/02/1996 workshop on New Methods in Analysis, Science University of Tokyo (Mito, Japan; host: Professor G. Nakamura); overview presentations on One-way Wave and Asymptotic Ray Methods and their Application to Geophysical Inverse Problems;
06/29 – 06/30/1998 Tongji University (Shanghai, China; host: Professor Zaitian Ma);
07/06 – 07/07/1998 Jianghan Petroleum University (Jingzhou, China; host: Professor Haimin Guo); short course presentations on Generalized Screen Methods and Asymptotic Inversion;
08/03 – 08/21/1998 Mathematical Geophysics Summer School, Stanford University (CA); in-depth course presentation on the Application of Fourier-Integral and Pseudo-Differential Operators and Differential Geometry to Problems associated with Migration and Inversion of Seismic Data;
10/01 – 12/07/2001 semester on Inverse Problems, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley (CA); general member;
01/06 – 01/18/2003 On Partial Differential Equations, Inverse Problems and Non-Linear Analysis, Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (Santiago, Chile); minicourse on Microlocal Analysis of Seismic Inverse Scattering;
11/09 – 11/21/2003 Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles (CA); core participant Inverse Problems: Computational Methods and Emerging Applications;
12/01 – 12/31/2003 Institut für Technische Mathematik, Geometrie und Bauinformatik, University of Innsbruck (Innsbruck, Austria); guest professor;
05/01 – 05/10/2005 Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics (Vienna, Austria); research scientist and participant Modern Methods of Time-Frequency Analysis;
11/28 – 12/21/2011 Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (Cambridge, England); visiting fellow, Inverse Problems;
06/01 – 06/30/2015 Institut Henri Poincaré (Paris, France); CNRS visiting professor, Program on Inverse Problems;
07/05-07/13/2007, 06/26-07/03/2008,
7/05-07-16/2010, 07/04-07/14/2011,
06/26-07/06/2012, 07/04-07/12/2013,
07/07-07/11/2014, 07/06-07/14/2015
College of Earth Science, (Graduate) University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, China); course on imaging Earth’s interior.

Courses taught:

  • calculus (with Mathematica recitation), differential equations, linear algebra, real analysis, advanced engineering mathematics, numerical analysis, and partial differential equations for the undergraduate curriculum; independent study on continuum mechanics for the undergraduate curriculum;
  • advanced real analysis (from H.L. Royden, Real Analysis, Prentice Hall), functional analysis (from J.B. Conway, A Course in Functional Analysis, Springer), and advanced applied mathematics (from J.P. Keener, Principles of Applied Mathematics, Addison-Wesley); independent studies on microlocal analysis and symplectic geometry (from L. Hörmander, The Analysis of Linear Partial Differential Operators, Vols. 1 and 3, Springer), and on the theory of distributions (from L. Schwartz, Mathematics for Physical Sciences, Hermann) for the graduate curriculum;
  • special topics: applied microlocal analysis (from own lecture notes), and applied inverse problems (from own lecture notes) for the graduate curriculum;
  • mathematical theory of seismology for the graduate curriculum (in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA; from own lecture notes)

Student supervision:

  • former M.Sc. students at Delft University of Technology
    • H.C. Serafini; thesis: ‘Splitting of acoustic waves in fluid media in the third-order Thiele approximation’ (Department of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, 1991);
    • J.P.L. Mourik; thesis: ‘Fast computation of synthetic seismograms in a piecewise continuously layered fluid’ (Department of Electrical Engineering, 1992);
  • former Ph.D. student at Delft University of Technology
    • M.J.N. van Stralen; thesis: ‘Directional decomposition of electromagnetic and acoustic wave fields’ (Department of Electrical Engineering, 1994-1997);
  • former Ph.D. students at the Center for Wave Phenomena, Colorado School of Mines
    • S. Brandsberg-Dahl; thesis: ‘Imaging-inversion and migration velocity analysis in the scattering-angle/azimuth domain’ (Department of Geophysics, 1998-2001);
    • J.H.L. Le Rousseau; thesis: ‘Microlocal analysis of wave-equation imaging and generalized-screen propagators’ (Department of Geophysics, 1998-2001);
    • A.E. Malcolm; thesis: ‘Data continuation for data regularization and internal multiples’ (Department of Geophysics, 2000-2005);
    • former Ph.D. co-advisee at the Center for Wave Phenomena, Colorado School of Mines
    • H. Douma; thesis: ‘A hybrid formulation of map migration and wave-equation-based migration using curvelets’ (Department of Geophysics, 2001-2006);
  • former Ph.D. students at the Geo-Mathematical Imaging Group, Purdue University
    • V. Brytik; thesis: ‘Mode decoupling of the elastic wave equation, ‘reverse-time migration’, and sensitivity analysis of wave-equation tomography using wave packets’ (Department of Mathematics, 2005-2010);
    • S. Wang; thesis: ‘3D modeling of time-harmonic seismic waves via a massively parallel structured multifrontal solver and applications’ (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, 2007-2012);
    • L. Qiu; thesis: ‘An inverse boundary value problem for the Helmholtz equation: Conditional stability and convergence of multi-level, multi-frequency iterative methods for nonlinear reconstruction of the wavespeed’; (Department of Mathematics, 2008-2013);
  • current Ph.D. student at the Geo-Mathematical Imaging Group, Purdue University
    • P. Kepley; project: ‘Inverse boundary value problem for the wave equation: Construction of virtual interior point source data from the Neumann-to-Dirichlet map, redatuming, and iterative reconstruction via interior wavefields using boundary control’;
  • current Ph.D. students at the Geo-Mathematical Imaging Group, Rice University
    • R. Ye; project: ‘Discontinuous Galerkin method with a modified penalty flux for the modelling of acousto-elastic waves, ruptures, and full waveform inversion on unstructured tetrahedral meshes with warping’;
    • J. Shi; project: ‘Normal modes, surface-wave and multi-frequency elastic body-wave modelling and full waveform inversion on unstructured tetrahedral meshes’;
    • X. Liu; project: ‘Massively parallel fully structured direct solvers for time-harmonic waves in 3D with matrix-free randomized HSS algorithms, and using domain decomposition with interior boundary data;
    • J. Zhai; project: ‘Analysis of the inverse boundary value problem for elastic waves’;
    • J. Ye; project: ‘Inverse spectral problem of the earth’;
    • H. Jasperson; project: ‘Earth’s inner and outer core revealed through mode coupling’;
  • former Ph.D. co-advisees
    • S.-K. Foss; thesis: ‘Depth consistent PP and PS angle tomography’ (Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 2001-2004);
    • P. Wang; thesis: ‘Imaging structure at and near the core mantle boundary using a generalized Radon transform’ (Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, 2001-2007);
    • Q. Cao; thesis: ‘Seismic imaging of the mantle transition zone’ (Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, 2006-2011);
    • X. Shang; thesis: ‘Inverse scattering: Theory and application to the imaging of Earth’s seismic discontinuities’ (Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, 2007-2013);
  • supervision of nine visiting graduate students, M. Gustafsson (Department of Applied Electronics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden; 1998), B.L.G. Jonsson (Division of Electromagnetic Theory, Department of Signal, Sensors and Systems, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden; 1999), C.C. Stolk (Mathematics Department, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands; 2000), A.A. Duchkov (Institute of Geophysics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia; Summer 2004); T. Wiik (Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway; Spring 2010); S. Park (Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea, Spring 2011); W. Shi (Department of Mathematics, Nanjing University, China, 2012-2013); P. Zhang (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2013-2014); M. Berra (Dipartimento di Matematica “Giuseppe Peano”, University of Torino, Italy, Fall 2013);

Post-doctoral advisees:

  • A.A. Duchkov (2005-2009);
  • M. Carlsson (2008-2011);
  • H. Wendt (2008-2011);
  • S.F. Holman (2010-2013);
  • Z. Guo (2011-2013);
  • H. Pham (2012-2013);
  • J. Tittelfitz (2013-2015);
  • J. Chen (2013-2015);
  • P. Caday (2015-2018);
  • V. Katsnelson (2015-2018);
  • C. Wong (2016-2018);

Organizer of conferences, workshops and special programs:

  • member program committee Mathematical Methods in Geophysical Imaging III, SPIE
  • International Symposium on Optical Science, Engineering and Instrumentation (San Diego CA, July 1995);
  • member technical program committee 69th Annual Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (Houston TX, October 1999);
  • co-organizer Society of Exploration Geophysicists Summer Research Workshop on Synergies in Geophysical, Medical and Space Imaging (Newport Beach CA, July 2001);
  • member scientific committee IPAM (Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics) / SIAM/EMS conference on Applied Inverse Problems: Theoretical and Computational Aspects (UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center, May 2003);
  • member organizing committee PIMS (Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences) Geophysical Inversion Workshop (Calgary, Canada, July 2003);
  • member international program committee International Conference on Inverse Problems: Modeling and Simulation (Fethiye, Turkey, June 2004);
  • member scientific committee Waves 2005 (Brown University RI, June 2005);
  • co-organizer Workshop on Subsalt Imaging Problems (Colorado School of Mines CO, July 2005);
  • co-organizer Workshop on Microlocal Analysis and Harmonic Analysis in Inverse Problems (C.I.R.M., Marseille, France, March 2007);
  • member steering committee Applied Inverse Problems (Vancouver, Canada, June 2007);
  • program leader (chair) of program on Random Media (2007-08) at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (Research Triangle Park, NC);
  • member organizing committee SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (San Diego CA, July 2008);
  • member scientific committee (IMA PI conference on) Dynamical Systems in Physiological Modeling (Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, October 2008);
  • member scientific committee International Conference on Generalized Functions (Vienna, Austria, August-September 2009);
  • co-organizer program on Inverse Problems and Applications (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA, Fall 2010);
  • member organizing committee International Symposium on Geophysical Imaging with Localized Waves (Sanya, Hainan, China, July 2011);
  • member organizing committee SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (Philadelphia PA, May 2012);
  • member organizing committee scientific program on Inverse Problems and Applications (Institut Mittag-Leffler, Stockholm, Sweden, Spring 2013);
  • member scientific committee Applied Inverse Problems (Helsinki, Finland, May 2015).

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