Yunseok Choi

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Research Scientist​

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Biography

My name is Yunseok Choi and I'm from from South Korea.
I have been a Research Scientist in KAUST since September, 1 2013.
My major study is the seismic full waveform inversion.

I worked as a post-doctoral fellow at KAUST from September, 1 2009 to August, 31 2013.
Before coming to KAUST, I worked in Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute.
I received my Ph.D. in August 2007 from Seoul National University, South Korea.

Research Interest

My research interest is mostly focused on the full waveform inversion. Especially, I study several objective functions which can produce robust and efficient results in the frequency- and time-domain. Recently I have focused my interest on the unwrapped phase inversion and angle-filter waveform inversion.

Selected Publications

  • Choi, Y. and Alkhalifah, T., 2013, Frequency-domain waveform inversion using the phase derivative: Geophysical Journal International, 195, 1904-1916.
  • Choi, Y. and Alkhalifah, T., 2013, Multisource waveform inversion of marine streamer data using normalized wavefield: Geophsics, 78, R197-R206.
  • Choi, Y. and Alkhalifah, T., 2012, Application of multi-source waveform inversion to marine streamer data using the global correlation norm: Geophysical Prospecting, 60, 748-758.
  • Choi, Y. and Min, D.J., 2012, Source-independent elastic waveform inversion using a logarithmic wavefield: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 76, 13-22.
  • Choi, Y. and Alkhalifah, T., 2011, Source-independent time-domain waveform inversion using convolved wavefields: Application to the encoded multisource waveform inversion: Geophysics, 76, R125-R134.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Geophysics, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2007.
  • M.S. in Geophysics, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2004.
  • B.Ed. in Earth Science Education, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2002.

Professional Profile

  • Sep. 2013 ~ Current : Reserach Scientist, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Sadui Arabia
  • Nov. 2009 ~ Aug. 2013 : Post-doctoral fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Sadui Arabia   
  • Apr. 2008 ~ Oct. 2009 : Post-doctoral fellow, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, South Korea
  • Sep. 2007 ~ Apr. 2008 : Post-doctoral fellow, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Sep. 2007 ~ Dec. 2007 : Part-time instructor (Engineering Mathematics), Seoul National University, South Korea

Scientific and Professional Membership

Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
European Association of Geoscientist & Engineers (EAGE)
Korean Society of Earth & Exploration Geophysicists (KSEEG)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Physical Science and Engineering

Research Interests Keywords

Seismic imaging