Vladimir Kazei

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

Current

Research Interest

Seismic imaging & inversion with deep learning: inverse problems, deep learning, FWI; elastic anisotropy; edge-preserving regularizations; open-source software​

Selected Publications

  • V.V. Kazei, B.M. Kashtan, V.N. Troyan and W.A. Mulder, On the role of reflections, refractions and diving waves in full waveform inversion // Geophysical Prospecting, 2013, 61(6), pages: 1252-1263, doi:10.1111 1365-2478.12064.
  • D.V. Anikiev, V.V. Kazei, B.M. Kashtan, A.V. Ponomarenko, V.N. Troyan, R.A. Shigapov, Methods of seismic waveform inversion, Seismic Technology, 2014, 12(1), pages: 38-58.
  • V.V. Kazei, B.M. Kashtan, V.N. Troyan and E. Tessmer, Pseudo-spectral fullwaveform inversion, Seismic Technology, 2015 (2), pages 18-28.
  • V.V. Kazei, B.M. Kashtan, V.N. Troyan and W.A. Mulder, Spectral sensitivity analysis of FWI in a constant-gradient background velocity model// EAGE Conference London 2013 Expanded Abstracts 
  • V.V. Kazei, B.M. Kashtan, V.N. Troyan and W.A. Mulder, Free-surface Multiples and full-waveform inversion spectral resolution // 77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015 Expanded Abstracts

Education

  • ​PhD in geophysics, Saint Petersburg State University} (2012-2015).
  • Thesis advisor: Boris M. Kashtan (SPSU, Faculty of Physics, Earth's Physics Department)
  • Master of Sciences in physics (major in Geophysics) with distinction, Saint Petersburg State University (2009-2012). Thesis advisor: Boris M. Kashtan
  • Bachelor of Sciences in physics (mojor in Mathematical Physics) with distinction from Saint Petersburg State University (2005-2009). 
  • Thesis advisor: Nikolay D. Filonov (Department of Mathematical Physics).

Professional Profile

  • 2010 – 2015 Engineer-researcher (geophysicist) at Saint Petersburg State University,\\ Faculty of Physics, Earth's Physics Department,\\ Laboratory of Elastic Media Dynamics Mathematical derivations and scientific programming for geophysical problems. Seismic data modelling and processing. Involved into a project: ``Full-waveform inversion'' sponsored by Shell Global Solutions International B.V. since 2011.
  • 2013 – 2015 Visiting-researcher (geophysicist) at University of Hamburg, \\ Institute of Geophysics, Chair of Applied Seismics \\ Development of ``Pseudo-spectral seismic waveform inversion'' codes.
  • 2014, October Visiting-researcher (geophysicist) at Colorado School of Mines, \\ Department of Geophysics, Center for Wave Phenomena \\ Short stay to collaborate with Prof. Paul Sava on development of extended images applications to full-waveform inversion.
  • 2015, March-April Visiting-researcher (geophysicist) at KAUST, \\ Seismic Wave Analysis Group (SWAG)

Scientific and Professional Membership

SEG, EAGE and SPE.

Awards

  • ​The Government of St. Petersburg grant for outstanding PhD students 2014
  • G-RISC scholarship 2013-2015
  • SEG/Chevron scholarship 2015

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​P.S.​E.

Research Interests Keywords

Seismic imaging & inversion with deep learning Inverse problems Deep learning FWI Elastic anisotropy Edge-preserving regularizations Open-source software