(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 - )
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

Pan Pan, MSc 2015
Steven Kim, MSc 2014
Hormoz Izadi, MSc 2012 
Melissa Hernandez, MSc 2012
Chris Bird, MSc 2012
Mostafa Naghizadeh, PDF 2010-11
Jose Lira, PhD 2009

Brief Bio & Info


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


2009- Associate Professor of Geophysics, Univ. of Calgary

2009- Associate Director, CREWES Project
2005-09, Assistant Professor of Physics, Univ. of Houston


CSEG Recorder interview
Geophysics teaching and the 2013 Calgary Floods

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

S. Moradi and K. A. Innanen, Viscoelastic amplitude variation with offset equations with account taken of jumps in attenuation angle, 2015: submitted.

H. Izadi, K. A. Innanen and M. Lamoureux, Local signal regularity and smoothness as a means for seismic Q estimation, 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: Geophysicsaccepted for publication.

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: Geophysicsaccepted for publication.

S. Moradi and K. A. Innanen, Scattering of homogeneous and inhomogeneous seismic waves in low-loss viscoelastic media, 2015: Geophysical Journal International 202, 1722-1732. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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

M. Naghizadeh and K. A. Innanen, Two-dimensional fast generalized Fourier interpolation of seismic records, 2013: Geophysical Prospecting, 61, s1, 62-76.

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

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.

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

Subpages (1): PhD Thesis