The Modeling and Imaging Laboratory

The Modeling and Imaging Laboratory is aiming to develop new theories, methods and algorithms for modeling and imaging in 3D complex environments. Our emphasis is on the fast one-way propagation and scattering methods which bridge the gap between high-frequency asymptotic methods (ray theory) and full-wave equation methods. The other focus of our research will be the theory, methods and applications of localized waves with space-angle and time-frequency localizations. Other methods which can provide special solutions for some difficult cases are also under consideration. The cross-breeding of fast one-way propagator (acoustic and elastic) and the theory of localized waves has the potential of revolutionizing modeling and imaging techniques for complex Earth media.

Carton for Inverse Thin-Slab Propagator
The Founders