University of Texas at Austin

Tyler Masthay

CSEM Student

Graduate Student Center for Numerical Analysis


Tyler is a CSEM PhD student investigating the use of a modified Wasserstein distance within seismic inversion instead of the traditional least squares approach. He is extending past work with this approach for wavespeed inversion to the different problem of source inversion. One application of this problem is to more accurately find the epicenter of an earthquake from seismograms. His research interests include inverse problems, PDE-constrained optimization, and geophysics.

His main hobbies outside of research are any sports and reading. Eliud Kipchoge, Usain Bolt, and Aaron Rodgers are his top 3 favorite athletes. For his top 3 books, he would pick "Pandora's Lab" by Paul Offit, "Epic Measures" by Jeremy Smith, and "The Willpower Instinct" by Kelly McGonigal.

B.S., Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Dayton
M.S., CSEM, The University of Texas at Austin