C.H. Green Chair of Exploration Geophysics
Paul Sava is the C.H. Green Chair of Exploration Geophysics and Director of the Center for Wave Phenomena at Colorado School of Mines. He holds an Engineering degree in Geophysics (1995) from the University of Bucharest, an M.Sc. (1998) and a Ph.D. (2005) in Geophysics from Stanford University where he was a member of the Stanford Exploration Project. His main research interests are in wavefield seismic imaging, stochastic imaging and inversion, computational methods for wave propagation, numeric optimization and high performance computing.
He is a recipient of a Stanford Graduate Fellowship (1997-2000) from Stanford University and of a Jackson Young Scientist Fellowship (2006-2007) from the University of Texas (Austin). He is also a recipient of three Awards of Merit for best student presentations at the SEG conventions (1999, 2001 and 2004) and of a Honorable Mention in the category Best Paper in Geophysics (2003) for Angle-domain common-image gathers by wavefield continuation methods, co-authored by Sergey Fomel.
- 2005. Ph.D. Geophysics Stanford University
- 1998 M.Sc. Geophysics Stanford University
- 1995. Engineer Geophysicist University of Bucharest
- 2015-present C.H. Green Chair of Exploration Geophysics Colorado School of Mines
- 2014-present Director. Center for Wave Phenonena
- 2011-present Associate Professor Colorado School of Mines
- 2013-2014 Visiting Professor Stanford University
- 2006-2011 Assistant Professor Colorado School of Mines
- 2004-2005 Research Associate UT Austin (BEG)
- 2002 Geophysicist BP Upstream Technology
- 1999,2004 Consultant 3DGeo Development Inc.
- 1997-2004 Research Assistant Stanford University
- 1995-1997 Software Support Geoscientist Schlumberger GeoQuest
- 2007 Reginald Fessenden Award (read citation). Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- 2004 Honorable Mention for Best Paper in Geophysics Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- ’99,’01,’04 Award of merit – Best student paper Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- ’99,’04,’06,’07, Top 30 talk at the Annual Convention Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- 2005-2006 Jackson Young Scientist Fellow University of Texas (Austin)
- 1997-2000 Stanford Graduate Fellow Stanford University