Dr. Alan Schiemenz gave the sixth annual Life Experiences in Mathematics lecture when he visited Baylor on November 4, 2015. His lecture, entitled "Numerical solution to the seismic wave equation and application to hydrocarbon exploration", was given at 4 pm in SR344.
Alan is a native Texan, originally from the city of Springtown. He graduated summa cum laude from Baylor with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 2004. While at Baylor, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Kappa Psi, a service fraternity for band members. He played the euphonium in the Golden Wave Marching Band, the Symphonic Band, and the Courtside Players.
After Baylor, Alan attended graduate school at Brown University, earning a Ph. D. in applied mathematics in 2009. There, he applied high-order numerical methods to the study of magma genesis and evolution in the earth’s mantle, as part of a multidisciplinary collaboration between applied mathematics, geophysics, and geochemistry.
Alan entered the computational seismology community in 2010 as a postdoctoral appointee in the QUEST initial training network at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, working in the field of seismic full-waveform inversion. In 2013 he began a career in the oil industry as a member of the seismic modeling and inversion research team at Schlumberger.
Alan currently resides in Houston with his wife and two sons.
For a poster advertising Dr. Schiemenz's public lecture, click here.