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MICDE Seminar: Vladimir Druskin, Scientific Advisor, Schlumberger Doll Research

April 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue: 1360 East Hall

Vladimir Druskin

Bio: Vladimir Druskin is an applied mathematician with expertise in several areas including numerical algorithms, large scale numerical simulations, computational linear algebra, inverse problems, model reduction, computational geophysics, subsurface and medical imaging, electrical engineering and financial mathematics. Dr. Druskin got his Ph.D. from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) focused on applied mathematics. He is currently a scientific advisor at Schlumberger Doll Research working in energy research and development with demonstrated successful history of leading large collaborative industrial-academic projects in mathematical modeling and data-processing.

Reduced order models, networks, and applications to modeling and imaging with waves

Geophysical seismic exploration, as well as radar and sonar imaging require the solution of large-scale forward and inverse problems for hyperbolic systems of equations.  In this talk, I will show how model order reduction can be used to address some intrinsic difficulties of these problems.  In model order reduction, one approximates the response (transfer function) of a large-scale dynamical system using a smaller system, called the reduced order model (ROM).  We consider ROMs that capture properties of the large problem that are essential for imaging and that can be realized via sparse graph-Laplacian networks.  The ROMs are data-driven, i.e., they learn the underlying PDE problem from the transfer function.  One of the better-known applications of our ROMs is the efficient discretization of PDE problems in unbounded domains.  Here I will focus on two recent applications: (i) Multiscale modeling of elastic wave propagation via network approximations, with low communication and computational cost; (ii) A direct, nonlinear acoustic imaging algorithm in strongly heterogeneous media, where the ROM is used to manipulate the data in such a way that multiply scattered waves are separated from the single scattered ones.

Dr. Druskin is being hosted by Prof. Borcea (Mathematics) and Prof. Schotland (Mathematics & Physics). If you would like to meet him, please send an email to


April 16, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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1360 East Hall
530 Church St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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