Alan Richardson visits SWAG

07 November, 2022

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SWAG is excited to have Alan Richardson visiting KAUST this November.


Alan obtained a Bachelor's degree in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin, a Master's in High Performance Computing from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD in Geophysics from MIT. He currently offers seismic processing research and development services. Since 2018 Alan has developed Deepwave, an open source software that implements wave propagation as a PyTorch module. His current research interest is the application of machine learning in seismic inversion.



During his stay, Alan will give a talk titled "New features in Deepwave and a deep-dive into its internals". In his talk he will describe Deepwave's new ability to perform double back-propagation through the scalar propagator, which enables it to calculate second order gradients such as the Hessian, and briefly review the switch to distributing precompiled code. This will be followed by a presentation for advanced users of Deepwave who wish to learn more about how it works so that they can make their own modifications and extensions.