Vladimir Grechka received his MS degree (1984) in geophysical exploration from Novosibirsk State University, Russia, and a PhD (1990) in geophysics from the Institute of Geophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia. He worked in the same institute from 1984 to 1994 as a research scientist. He was a graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas from 1994 to 1995. Then Vladimir joined the Department of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines, where he was an associate research professor and a co-leader of the Center for Wave Phenomena. Since 2001, he is a senior geophysicist at Shell Exploration & Production Company.
Vladimir's research is focused on theory of seismic wave propagation in anisotropic media, velocity analysis, fracture characterization, and microseismic. Vladimir received J. Clarence Karcher Award from the SEG (1997) and the East European Award from the European Geophysical Society (1992). He is a member of the SEG and EAGE.