Dr. Mrinal K. Sen is a Professor and holder of Jackson Chair in Applied Seismology in the Department of Geological Sciences and the Institute for Geophysics of UT Austin. Prof. Sen’s research areas include seismic wave propagation, inverse problems, seismic imaging, AVO and attributes, reservoir characterization, and computational geophysics. He is an expert on seismic wave propagation including anisotropy and fracture characterization, and develops analytic and numerical techniques for forward and inverse modeling. He has worked on several field projects on innovative technologies and advanced applications of inversion technologies for reservoir characteristic description and delineation.
Prof. Sen has published more than one hundred peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters, and two books on seismic inversion. Professor Sen serves as an associate editor of the journals Geophysics, International Journal of Geophysics, and Journal of Seismic Exploration. Professor Sen received his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Applied Geophysics from Indian School of Mines and a PhD in Geophysics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Mrinal is an honorary member of SEG and the recipient of 2018 Kauffman Gold Medal.