Phil Bording holds a B.S. in applied mathematics from the University of Missouri, an M.S. in computer science from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. from The University of Tulsa with the thesis "Wave Equation Difference Engine." He worked with Amoco Chemicals and Amoco Production Company from 1970-1987 and with Minnesota Supercomputing Center Inc. from 1987-1994. During 1994-95, he was a postdoctoral fellow with the Memorial University Seismic Imaging Consortium. Dr. Bording was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin for two years, and has worked for Nichols Research Corporation, IBM, PGS, and CSC. He held the Husky Energy Chair in Oil and Gas Research at Memorial University for five years, and then moved to Alabama A&M as chair of computer science, he retired in 2010 and now works as a consultant in computational sciences and geophysics. His professional affiliations include SEG, CSEG, IEEE, ACM, AGU, and SIAM. He has taught numerous short courses for the SEG and CSEG.