(L to R): Kris Innanen, Mostafa Naghizadeh, 
 Chris Bird, Hormoz Izadi, Melissa Hernandez


Kristopher A. Innanen
ES212 Dept. of Geoscience
University of Calgary
tel. +1 403 210 6837
em. k.innanen [AT] ucalgary.ca



GOPH 657 Seismic signal analysis 
GOPH 673 Theory of seismic inversion 
GOPH 355 Intro to exploration geophysics 
GOPH 549 Geophysics field school 

For prospective students

I am a member of the research program
CREWES, and supervise students both
individually and within that group.  At any
time there may be opportunities for
motivated students to find projects
at the undergraduate, MSc, or PhD level.
Anyone interested can inquire by email
on available positions and technical topics
that are currently being looked at.  


Postdoctoral fellows

Yu Geng (2015 - )

Graduate students

Shahin Jabbari, PhD (2011 - )
Raul Cova, PhD (2012 - )
Wenyong Pan, PhD (2012 - )
Penny Pan, MSc (2012 - )
Shahpoor Moradi, PhD (2013 - )
Hormoz Izadi, PhD (2013 - )
Jian Sun, PhD (2013 - )
Jesse Kolb, MSc (2013 - )
Scott Keating, MSc (2014 - )
Sergio Reynoso, PhD (2014 - )
Junxiao Li, PhD (2014 - )
Ali Fathalian, PhD (2015 - )
Kiki Hong Xu, MSc (2015 - )

Past students & researchers

Steven Kim, MSc 2014
Hormoz Izadi, MSc 2012 (now Phd Student, U of C)
Melissa Hernandez, MSc 2012 (now at Chevron, Calgary)
Chris Bird, MSc 2012 (now at ConocoPhillips, Calgary)
Mostafa Naghizadeh, PDF 2010-11 (now at Shell, Calgary)
Jose Lira, PhD 2009 (now at Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro)

Brief Vitae


2003 PhD Geophysics, UBC [Thesis]
1998 MSc Physics, York
1996 BSc Earth Science/Physics, York


2009- Associate Professor of Geophysics, University of Calgary

2009- Associate Director, CREWES Project
2005-09, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Houston
2003-05, Postdoctoral Fellow, Geophysics, University of British Columbia

Research Overview

Basic research

Anelastic seismology, perturbation methods for waves in time-varying Earth volumes, seismic inversion, seismic multiple prediction.

Applied research
Reflection and VSP seismic data acquisition, processing, and inversion, with application to exploration seismology and time-lapse seismic monitoring.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

K. A. Innanen and F. Mahmoudian, Characterizing the degree of amplitude-variation-with-offset nonlinearity in seismic physical modelling data, 2015: Geophysical Prospecting 63, 133-140.

K. A. Innanen, Seismic AVO and the inverse Hessian in precritical reflection full waveform inversion, 2014: Geophysical Journal International 199, 717-734.

K. A. Innanen, M. Naghizadeh and S. T. Kaplan, Perturbation methods for two special cases of the time-lapse seismic inverse problem, 2014: Geophysical Prospecting 62, 453-474. 

K. A. Innanen, Coupling in amplitude variation with offset and the Wiggins approximation, 2013: Geophysics 78, 4, N21-N33.

K. A. Innanen, Inversion of the seismic AVF/AVA signatures of highly attenuative targets, 2011: Geophysics 76, 1, R1-R14.

K. A. Innanen and J. E. Lira, Direct non-linear Q compensation of primaries reflecting from a stratified, 2 parameter absorptive medium, 2010: Geophysics 75, 2, V13-V23.  

K. A. Innanen, Born series forward modeling of seismic primary and multiple reflections: an inverse scattering shortcut, 2009: Geophysical Journal International 177, 3, 1197-1204.  

K. A. Innanen, 
A direct non-linear inversion of primary wave data reflecting from extended, heterogeneous media, 2008: Inverse Problems 24, 035021.  

K. A. Innanen and A. B. Weglein, On the construction of an absorptive-dispersive medium model via direct linear inversion of reflected seismic primaries, 2007: Inverse Problems 23, 2289-2310.  

Recent PDF and Graduate Student Publications

S. Jabbari, J. Wong and K. A. Innanen, A theoretical and physical modelling analysis of the coupling between baseline elastic properties and time-lapse changes in determining difference AVO, 2015, submitted.
S. Moradi and K. A. Innanen, Scattering of homogeneous and inhomogeneous seismic waves in low-loss viscoelastic media, 2015: submitted.

W. Pan, K. A. Innanen, G. F. Margrave and D. Cao, Efficient pseudo Gauss-Newton full waveform inversion in the tau-p domain, 2015: submitted.

M. J. Hernandez and K. A. Innanen, Identifying internal multiples using 1D prediction: physical modelling and land data examples, 2014: Canadian Journal of Exploration Geophysics, 39, 1, pp. 37-47.

M. Naghizadeh and K. A. Innanen, Two-dimensional fast generalized Fourier interpolation of seismic records, 2012: Geophysical Prospecting, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.2012.01089.x

M. Naghizadeh and K. A. Innanen, 
Seismic data interpolation using a fast non-redundant S-transform, 2011: Geophysics, 76, 1, V1-V10.


L. R. Lines, J. Wong, K. A. Innanen, F. Vasheghani, C. Sondergeld, S. Treitel and T. J. Ulrych, Research note: experimental measurements of Q-contrast reflections, 2014: Geophysical Prospecting, 62 1, 190-195. 

K. A. Innanen and P. S. Routh, Direct multi-parameter inversion of geo-radar data through inverse scattering, 2011: Canadian Journal of Geophysical Exploration 35 1, 6-16.

S.T. Kaplan and K. A. Innanen, Adaptive separation of free surface multiples through independent component analysis, 2008: Geophysics 73, 3, V29-V36.
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