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Biography


Paul Sava is a Professor and Green Chair of Exploration Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines. He currently serves as interim Head of the Department of Geophysics. He is a PI and served as Director of the Center for Wave Phenomena between 2014-2018. He holds an Engineering degree in Geophysics (1995) from the University of Bucharest, an M.Sc. (1998) and a Ph.D. (2005) in Geophysics from Stanford University where he was a member of the Stanford Exploration Project. His main research interests are in wavefield imaging and inversion, planetary geophysics, autonomous/robotic data acquisition, microseismic & infrastructure monitoring.

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists recognized him in 2007 with the Reginald Fessenden Award for his work on wave-equation angle-domain imaging. He is a recipient of a Honorable Mention in the category Best Paper in Geophysics (2003) for Angle-domain common-image gathers by wavefield continuation methods. His presentations at the SEG Annual Meeting have been ranked 9 times in the top 30 of the Conference. He is a member of AAS, AGU, SEG, and EAGE which he served as Board member between 2012-2016 and as Chair of the Student Fund Board between 2015-2019.