Luke Decker

Luke Decker

Luke Decker

Ph.D. Candidate:
Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Dissertation topic:
Seismic imaging, inversion, and the oriented wave equation

Sergey Fomel and Kui Ren

Consortium Membership:
Texas Consortium for Computational Seismology

Prior Degrees:
M.Sc. (2014) Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin
B.Sc. (2011) Geophysics, Western Washington University
B.A. (2008) Physics, Whitman College

Selected Employment History:
Geophysicist in Seismic Acquisition Services Team (2014-2015), Chevron
Energy Technology Company

Geoscience Intern in West African Exploration Team (2013), Anadarko
Petroleum Corporation

Geotechnical Services (2008-2012), King Canyon Buffalo, Inc

Research Interests:
Seismic inversion problems and the use of guiding attributes in those
problems, seismic diffraction imaging, wave propagation, applications of
machine learning to geosciences. Contributor to the Madagascar open
source data processing software library and instructor of several
courses for the software package.

Recent publications:
Decker, L., D. Merzlikin, and S. Fomel, 2017, Enhancing
seismic-diffraction images using semblance-weighted least-squares
migration: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts.

Decker, L., D. Merzlikin, and S. Fomel, 2017, Diffraction imaging and
time-migration velocity analysis using oriented velocity continuation:
Geophysics. 82(2), U25-U35.

Decker, L., X. Janson, and S. Fomel, 2015, Carbonate reservoir
characterization using seismic diffraction imaging: Interpretation.
3(1), SF21-SF30.

Decker, L., and S. Fomel, 2014, Diffraction imaging and velocity
analysis using oriented velocity continuation: SEG Technical Program
Expanded Abstracts.

Decker, L., and A. Klokov, 2014, Diffraction extraction by plane-wave
destruction of partial images: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts

Decker, L., A. Klokov, and S. Fomel, 2013, Comparison of seismic
diffraction imaging techniques: plane wave destruction versus apex
destruction: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts.

Professional Organizations:
Society of Exploration Geophysicists 2012-Present
Health, Safety, Security and Environment Committee Chairman 2017-Present
Health, Safety, Security and Environment Committee Member 2015-Present
Emerging Professionals International Committee Member 2014-Present
Distinguished Lecturer Committee Member 2016-Present
Early Career Vital Opportunity Virtual Learning Education Committee Member 2015-2016
European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers 2014-Present
Madagascar Open Software Workshop Instructor at 2014 St. Petersburg, Russia Conference
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2016-Present

Selected Honors and Awards:
CSEM Fellowship 2016-2020
Best Student Poster Presented at the 2013 SEG Annual Meeting 2014
ExxonMobil SEG Student Education Program Grant 2013
William O. Douglas Scholarship 2004-2008
Whitman College National Merit Scholarship 2004-2008
Captain, Whitman College Rugby Football Club 2005-2006
Hall/McEwain Merit Scholarship 2004
Northwest Grain Growers Scholarship 2004
Eagle Scout 2000

Personal Interests:
Extended self-contained bike tours. Recent trips include from
Ljubljana, Slovenia to Tbilisi, Georgia, from Passau, Germany to
Budapest, Hungary, Southern Colombia, the Pacific Coast, Chilean
Patagonia, Andean Argentina, from Tallinn, Estonia to Riga, Latvia, the
Loire Valley, and through the Yukon Territory

Scuba Diving
PADI open water certification 2010

Whitman College RFC, Walla Walla, Washington 2004-2008
University of Otago Premier B’s, Dunedin, New Zealand 2006


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