The Center for Wave Phenomena is an interdisciplinary research and graduate education program, dedicated to the study of wave propagation in complex media, imaging and inversion. The program primarily focuses on seismic modeling, imaging and inversion methods, as well as improving the accuracy and efficiency of seismic processing algorithms, especially for application to regions of structural complexity.
The Texas Consortium for Computational Seismology is a joint initiative of the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) and the Center for Numerical Analysis at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Science (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin. Its mission is to address the most important and challenging research problems in computational geophysics as experienced by the energy industry while educating the next generation of research geophysicists and computational scientists.
Established in 1909, the Bureau of Economic Geology in the Jackson School of Geosciences is the oldest and second-largest organized research unit at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to functioning as the State Geological Survey of Texas, the Bureau conducts research focusing on the intersection of energy, the environment, and the economy, where significant advances are being made tackling tough problems globally. The Bureau partners with federal, state, and local agencies, academic institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, and foundations to conduct high-quality research and disseminate the results to the scientific and engineering communities as well as to the broad public.