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Research Overview

Professor Daniel Peter’s research interests are related to computational seismology and geophysical inverse problems. He focuses on enhancing numerical 3D wave propagation solvers for seismic tomography, particularly for very challenging complex regions and media. To this end, he exploits and implements high-performance computing (HPC) algorithms into 3D wave propagation solvers to better investigate such regions numerically, with the potential to highly improve resolution and reliability in seismic imaging. These techniques and solvers can be applied to hydrocarbon exploration as well as regional- and global-scale seismic tomography. Prof. Peter’s research at KAUST will focus on the development of new algorithms in seismic wave propagation and applications in seismic tomography across all scales.

Key Research Areas

Earth Science and Engineering

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


Geophysics, Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne


Award Date: Jan 1 2008

Physics, M.S., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne


Award Date: Jan 1 1998


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