J. Bee Bednar
After receiving a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin Bee did research in Anti-Submarine Warfare and taught Mathematics at Drexel University and the University of Tulsa. He was Manager of Seismic Research at Cities Service Company and later became Manager and then Director of Geophysical Sciences at Amerada Hess, where he was instrumental in development of distributed seismic processing software and lead Amerada to the forefront of prestack depth imaging and computer assisted interpretation. He has participated in over 100 prestack depth imaging and interpretation projects and has published over 75 papers in Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Geophysics, and Computer Science. After retiring from Amerada Hess he became Vice President of Research and Development at Advanced Data Solutions where he was instrumental in introducing LINUX based cluster computers to the energy industry. He founded 3dBee Tech in 1997 to perform consulting and geophysical software development. He is currently one of the founders of Panorama Technologies Inc where he is Senior Executive Vice President. He still consults for companies engaged in the exploration for and production of hydrocarbons and manages the development of geophysical software on modern cluster computers.