University of Texas at Austin
Mrinal K. Sen

Contact

websitehttps://www.ig.utexas.ed u/staff/mrinal-k-sen/

email

phone (512) 471-0466

office JGB 4.220E

Mrinal K. Sen

Affiliated faculty (non-Core)

John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Chair in Applied Seismology

Morgan J. Davis Centennial Chair in Petroleum Geology

Associate Director Institute for Geophysics

Professor Geosciences

Centers and Groups

Research Interests

Uncertainty Quantification Computational Geosciences Inverse Problems

Biography

Mrinal K. Sen is a professor of Geophysics and holder of Jackson Chair in Applied Seismology at the Department of Geological Sciences and concurrently serves as the associate director of the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin. During 2013 and 2014, Mrinal served as the director of the National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India. He received his integrated M.Sc degree from IIT(ISM) Dhanbad and PhD from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA.

Mrinal is a specialist in seismic wave propagation, including anisotropy, inversion, and uncertainty quantification. He has extended seismic plane wave analysis methods to anisotropic media and developed novel methods for characterizing unconventional reservoirs. Mrinal has carried out rigorous error analysis of finite element and finite difference methods and developed several efficient finite difference operators for modeling and imaging. His recent research is focused on trans-dimensional MCMC for FWI, and Physics-based and Physics-assisted Machine Learning for Seismic Data Analysis.