Expert advisory on seismic data imaging and processing. Math-physics, and Engineering InStructor

  • Published numerous articles and abstracts in the SEG and EAGE organizations
  • Networked with other professionals
  • Degrees of Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Geophysics at CSM. Bachelor in Mathematics at UNAL Colombia
  • Limited-edition achievement recognizing early members of Workfolio
  • Taught math classes at Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Geophysics courses in the industry.
  • Software for the seismic industry: SeisSpace/Promax, SeisUP, Omega, SU, etc. Linux, Mac, Windows...

Summary

Herman Jaramillo
Life is an optimization problem and happiness is the objective function
Ph.D. in Geophysics. Professional individual with high level knowledge of mathematics, physics, geophysics, and computer science. Prepared and eager to do research
and computational development involving physics and mathematics as well as teaching on these same areas.


Geophysics
  • Wave phenomena for Seismic Imaging
  • Kirchoff Modeling and Inversion
  • Reverse Time Migration (RTM) Modeling and Inversion
  • Time/Depth software development for Marine/Land
  • Full Waveform Inversion (FWI)

Teaching:
  • Complex Variable
  • Functional Analysis
  • Real Analysis
  • Topology
  • Differential Geometry
  • Wave Mechanics

Computer Science:
  • Programming: C, C++, Java, Fortran, Pascal, Cobol.
  • Operational Systems: Linux, Unix (csh, bash, ksh, Perl, Python, bc,od, etc.), Mac (Apple), Windows.
  • Applications:
    • Word editors: VI, Microsoft Word, LaTeX, Khexedit.
    • Spread sheets : Excel.
    • Drawing, Gaphics, and Presentations: PowerPoint, TikZ, PsPlot, Beamer, Gnuplot, SU.
    •  Debuggers and IDEs: gdb, kdb, dbx, workshop, purify,valgrind,Eclipse, VIM, TotalView.
    • Seismic: SeisSpace/ProMaX, SeisUP, Omega, SU. 
    • Mathematics:Mathematica, Maple,  WolframAlpha, Maxima, Matlab.

Timeline

  1. -
    Expert Advisor, Seismic Consulting
  2. -
    Senior Advisor for Software Development, Halliburton/Landmark

    Provided advise, design, and implementation of software for FWI (Full Waveform Inversion) and RTM (Reverse Time Migration).
    Improved FWI package significantly which resulted in publication for The Leading Edge (TLE) journal
    Increased correctness and precision on package by fixing numerous bugs

  3. -
    Senior Research Geophysicist, ION/GXT

    Managed research, design and development to build software for FWI (Full Waveform Inversion), using RTM (Reverse Time Migration/Modeling) techniques for Linux multi-clusters.
    Improved content and quality of existing software
    Identified flaws in source code and provided corrections
    Sped up resolution and troubleshooting time for users by providing complete documentation of FWI package

  4. -
    Senior Research Geophysicist, SEI/Geocenter

    Provided software development in depth imaging and implemented 2 Apple clusters, Kirchhoff and wavefield continuation methods.
    Instrumental in multi-million contract being assigned to Geocenter based on Kirchhoff programs developed and improved during this time.
    Provided technical support to key aspects of technology with great benefits for company
    Expanded scope of company to Latin America by implementing marketing programs

  5. -
    Senior Research Geophysicist, SEI/Geocenter

    Provided software development in depth imaging and implemented 2 Apple clusters, Kirchhoff and wavefield continuation methods.
    Instrumental in multi-million contract being assigned to Geocenter based on Kirchhoff programs developed and improved during this time.
    Provided technical support to key aspects of technology with great benefits for company
    Expanded scope of company to Latin America by implementing marketing programs

  6. -
    Senior Research Developer, Geotrace

    Developed software in order to improve depth imaging technology within company
    Improved time and depth imaging in seismic data by researching and developing footprint acquisition removal which provided good sale points for Geotrace portfolio
    Abstract was presented in 2007 Society of Exploration Geophysicists in San Antonio, TX as a result of research work

  7. -
    Senior Research Geophysicist, Geocenter

    Performed research and development. Implemented 3D pre-stack Kirchhoff depth migration program for Linux and Apple clusters. Created footprint acquisition removal algorithms.
    Brought millions of dollars to processing teams due to Kirchhoff migration program development
    Increased performance up to 20% of running code by new signal processing routines into Kirchhoff migration algorithms; results published in annual meeting of Society of Exploration Geophysicists
    Enhanced correctness and precision of Kirchhoff time and depth migration codes by fixing numerous bugs

  8. -
    Research Geophysicist, WesternGeco

    Increased knowledge, content, and correctness in the existing Kirchhoff depth migration package which was the main source of revenue for the processing section of the WesternGeco company for years

Experience Highlights

  • Expert Advisor
    Seismic Consulting
  • Senior Advisor for Software Development
    Halliburton/LandMark
  • Senior Research Geophysicist
    ION/GXT
  • Senior Research Geophysicist
    SEI/Geocenter
  • Senior Research Developer
    Geotrace
  • Research Developer
    Geocenter
  • Research Geophysicist
    WesternGeco
  • Research Assistant
    Colorado School of MInes
  • Teaching Assistant
    Colorado School of Mines
  • Adjoint Professor in Algebra
    Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Adjoint Professor in Geometry
    Universidad nacional de Colombia

Education Highlights

  • Ph.D.
    Colorado School of Mines
  • M.Sc.
    Colorado School of Mines
  • Bachelor in Mathematics
    Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Interests

  • Classical and Acoustic Guitar
    I love to  play and hear guitar and music in general
  • Mathematics
    Topology, Algebra, Analysis, Geometry., Differential equations...All
  • Physics
    wave phenomena

Skills

  • Mathematics
  • Geophysics
  • Software development
  • Guitar Playing

Questions & Answers

Why did I choose my profession?
My profession has been geophysicist because of serendipity.  I was a mathematician before I became a geophysicist.  Both math and geophysics complement very well.

 

What is my main current interest
I started my career by teaching mathematics to freshman college students. I would like to finish my career teaching math at graduate level or senior college students.


How about geophysics?
Geophysics is fun and the use of computer science together with mathematics and physics to map the underground is something I would not leave aside.

My Family

  • Patricia, Maria  A. Paula A.
    Patricia, Maria  A. Paula A.
  • Pacha
    Pacha
  • Pacha
    Pacha
  • Paula Andrea
    Paula Andrea
  • Paula Milo
    Paula Milo

Videos

My mathPhysics notes

Blog

Mercury Through the Sun

Beautiful scenery and nice music on this video

http://bgr.com/2016/05/10/mercury-sun-transit-time-lapse-video/

Location

United States

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