Alexander Bauer received an M.Sc. in Geophysics from Hamburg University in 2014 and is currently a PhD student in the Hamburg WIT group. His research interests focus on seismic diffraction imaging and velocity model building. He is a member of DGG, EAGE and SEG.
Sergius Dell received his diploma (2009) and a Ph.D. (2012) in geophysics from the University of Hamburg. In 2012-2015, he worked at Fugro and CGG (UK). Since 2016 he has been self-employed. His key interests are least-squares seismic migration, multiple migration, travel-time tomography, diffraction processing, ray tracing, and dual-semblance analysis. He is a member of EAGE and SEG.
Leon Diekmann is a M.Sc. student in geophysics at the University of Hamburg. He received his B.Sc. in geophysics in 2016. His research interest is localization of passive seismic events.
Dirk Gajewski holds the chair of Applied Seismics at the University of Hamburg. Until 2006 he worked at the same institution as associate professor. He received a diploma in geophysics in 1981 from Clausthal Technical University and a Ph.D from Karlsruhe University in 1987. After his Ph.D, he spent two years at Stanford University and at the Center for Computational Seismology at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab in Berkeley, California. From 1990 until 1992, he worked as an assistant professor at Clausthal Technical University. His research interests include high-frequency asymptotic, seismic modeling, and processing of seismic data from isotropic and anisotropic media. Together with Ivan Psencík, he developed the ANRAY program package. He is a member of AGU, DGG, EAGE, and SEG, and served as Associate Editor for Geophysical Prospecting (section anisotropy). Since 2009 he is a member of the research committee of the EAGE. Besides his activities in WIT he is vice director of the Centre for Marine and Climate Research.
Martina Glöckner (née Bobsin) is a Ph.D. student at the University of Hamburg. Her research interests focus on time migration and demigration. She received her M.Sc. (2014) and B.Sc. (2012) in geophysics at the University of Hamburg. Topics of her work were the application of multiparameter stacking operators.
Boris Kashtan obtained his MSc in theoretical physics from Lenigrad State University, USSR, in 1977. A PhD (1981) and a Habilitation (1989) were granted to Boris by the same University. He is Professor at St. Petersburg State University, Russia, and since 1996 Boris is head of the Laboratory for the Dynamics of Elastic Media. His research interests are in high frequency methods, seismic modeling, inversion, anisotropy, and imaging. He regularily visits Germany and spends from weeks to several month at the University of Hamburg every year.
Manuel Lotze is a M.Sc. student in the Hamburg WIT group. He received his B.Sc in geophysics in 2016 with a thesis on 2D velocity model building, by utilizing diffractions for the NIP-wave tomography. His research interest is the improvement of the NIP-wave tomography in 3D.
Claudia Vanelle received her diploma in physics in 1997, her Ph.D. in 2002, and her habilitation and venia legendi in 2012 from the University of Hamburg. Since 1997 she has been a research associate at the University of Hamburg and since 1998 at the Institute of Geophysics in Hamburg, where she was raised to a senior tenured staff position in 2006. In 2002, she received the Shell She-Study-Award in appreciation of her Ph.D. thesis. Her scientific interests focus on true-amplitude migration, multiparameter stacking, ray method, and anisotropy. She is a member of DGG and SEG. Since the coordination of the WIT consortium moved to Hamburg, she is in charge of all WIT administrative tasks including the organisation of the annual meetings as well as the annual report.
Jan Walda received his B.Sc. (2011), M.Sc. (2013) and Ph.D. (2016) in geophysics from the University of Hamburg, Germany. His current research involves optimization problems and consequent parameter estimation as well as diffraction imaging. In the last year he picked up the topic of Machine Learning. He is a member of EAGE and SEG.
Yujiang ’Lucas’ Xie received his B.Sc. (2010) from China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing (CUMTB), and his M.Sc. (2013) from Lanzhou University (LZU). Since 2014 he started his Ph.D. at the Institute of Geophysics, University of Hamburg (UHH). He is currently working on 3D CRS with global optimization, 5D interpolation and regularization and 3D wavefront tomography. He defended his Ph.D. in 2017.
Peng Yang received his B.Sc. (2014) majoring in Geophysics from China University of Geosciences, Wuhan (CUG), and his M.Sc.~(2017) in Geological Resources and Geological Engineering from China University of Petroleum, East China (UPC). Since 2018 he started his Ph.D. at the Institute of Geophysics, University of Hamburg (UHH). He is currently working on velocity inversion, reverse modelling and imaging.
Pavel Znak received his M.Sc. degree in geophysics from St. Petersburg University in 2013. His master's studies were devoted to the limits of applicability of seismic interferometry. Until 2016 he had been working at St. Petersburg University as a research engineer specialized in surface waves modeling. In 2017 he joined the WIT Hamburg group as a Ph.D. student and is currently concentrated on anisotropic wavefront tomography. Pavel enjoys elastic waves theory, seismic data modeling, processing and inversion. He is a member of EAGE and SEG.