I have been always fascinated by science and knowledge. My childhood dream was either to be an astronaut or a scientist. Now, if on the one hand I did not pursuit the first course, and I probably will not play among the stars, on the other hand I feel I have been quite successful with the second.
I graduated in Physics in 2006, with specialty in "theoretical physics" and then I obtained a Ph. D. in "Earth sciences" in 2011. During my Ph D. and the following years I mainly researched in the field of Applied Geophysics at the postdoctoral level. My most significant contributions have been made on Geophysical methods applied to seismic signals (acoustic/elastic propagation) in solids and electromagnetic signals (air/solid propagation), and included the bottom-up engineering of advanced signal processing techniques, simulation and data inversion methods.
Since the early 2017 I have been working for the Georgia Institute of Technology as Research Scientist II, where I have been constantly furthering my knowledge, now including: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) signal processing methods, Image segmentation and shape reconstruction, Machine learning and deep learning.
Collectively, my research for more than twelve yoars, could be summarized as
- solving very hard inverse problems
- solving these problems using complex datasets collected from a multitude of non-invasive sensors
- solving these problems using both advanced techniques from computational physics and machine learning approaches.
A deep understanding and of the theories allowed me to develop and implement innovative data processing approaches, and to become acquainted with several programming languages ( C/C++, Fortran, Basic, Matlab, Bash, TCL/TK, LabVIEW, and recently Python). Indeed, I developed quite few advanced computational programs: S3Di, OpenHVSR, PTomo3D, among others.
I am a passionate researcher who enjoys collaborating with other researchers through the full spectrum of innovation, going from ideas conceived on the whiteboard, to publication, to working software tools and prototypes. Indeed, I currently collaborate with sevral research groups world wide.
Concerning my technical skills, I developed the theoretical and practical understanding of many geophysical methods as well as expertise in other scientific disciplines, such as
- Active Surface waves methods, for example SASW, MASW,
- Passive surface waves methods, such as SPAC, REMI, ESAC and HVSR (Microseism)
- Electrical resistivity tomography
- Time Domain Electromagnetic method (TEM),
- Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
- Seismic Reflection and FWI
- P-waves Tomography
- Synthetic aperture Radar (SAR)
- Active contours (image, and data volume segmentation)
- Machine learning and Deep learning