About Xinming Wu (伍新明)


Xinming Wu received a B.S. in Geophysics from Central South University in 2009, a M.Sc. in Geophysics from Tongji University in 2012, and a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Colorado School of Mines in 2016. At Mines, he worked with Dr. Dave Hale at the Center for Wave Phenomena.

Before joining USTC as a professor, he worked as an intern for Drillinginfo in summer and winter of 2014, visiting scholar (2015) at UT Austin, senior geophysical advisor (2017-2018) for Energective, Houston, and postdoc (2016-2019) with Dr. Sergey Fomel at the Bureau of Economic Geology, UT Austin.

Xinming contributes to the geophysics community by serving as

  • AE, Computers&Geosciences (2022-present),
  • AE, Geophysics (2020-present),
  • AE, Interpretation (2017-present),
  • AE, IEEE GRSL (2021-2022),
  • AE, Journal of Applied Geophysics (2017-2020),
  • Member, SEG Distinguished Lecture Committee (2020-present),
  • Session Chair, SEG Annual Meeting (2016-present),
  • Reviewer, multiple journals.
  • Xinming received the SEG's awards for

  • J. Clarence Karcher Award, 2020
  • Honorary Lecturer, South & East Asia, 2020
  • Best Paper, Honorable Mention, 2018 SEG Annual Convention (Least-squares horizons)
  • Best Poster Paper, 2017 SEG Annual Convention (Missing log interpolation)
  • Best Paper, Geophysics, 2016 (3D seismic image processing for faults)
  • He also received the Shanghai excellent master thesis award in 2013 (Generating 3D seismic Wheeler volumes: methods and applications)

    Xinming writes a lot of Java and Python packages for his research on seismic structural and stratigraphic interpretation, deep learning, subsurface modeling, joint seismic and well-log interpretation, and geophysical inversion with geologic constraints.

    See Xinming's Chinese homepage for more detail.