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Dynamic data-oriented and analytical thinker who generates quality products and resolves problems to improve strategic business outcomes. Orchestrate internal and vendor projects from concept to completion, aligning teams, and maximizing productivity. Deliver powerful presentations and identify business opportunities to enable the attainment of organizational goals. Effective leadership, organizational, and communication skills, recognized for mentoring and advising colleagues.

Excellent time-management skills. Prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities. They are known for dependability and accuracy in completing all assignments.




Project lead for 2DHR, 2D, 3D offshore and land geophysical processing projects for several areas worldwide with key contributions in the development of seismic processing workflow; successfully managed external relations with multiple external and internal organizations under a challenging timeline; technical review, planning, and budgeting, achieved successful business results for ExxonMobil. Analyzed, synthesized, and delivered final business recommendations to executives and partners.
* Created velocity and Amplitude Vs. Offset (AVO) assessments influenced ExxonMobil to negotiate for acreage for multiple projects. Generated advanced velocity modeling to analyze rock properties and AVO investigation for GOM projects.
* Improved quality and reduced costs and timeline by enhancing lateral and vertical imaging to allow accurate stratigraphic and structural interpretation.
* Supported business units in a variety of data analysis and geophysics roles: seismic processing and reprocessing, seismic hazard identification, rock physics, geophysical hydrocarbon identification, personal safety data analysis.

DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION, Sacramento, CA 2007 – 2008
Associate Seismologist
 Interpreted strong-motion accelerograms, evaluating response on human-made or geologic structures in terms of expected response in structural design and seismic zonation. Scientists used assessed strong-motion data to understand and improve modeling of uncertainty in earthquake propagation, crustal properties, earthquake source, and hazard analysis.
 Performed reviewed real-time information on earthquakes to assist early warning, damage assessment, and emergency response action. Data used for ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning (EEW), ShakeMap, or National Seismic Hazard Maps.

Awards and Certifications

 17+ Journal/Abstracts/Presentations/Symposium
 ICE (Innovation, Creativity and Excellence) Team Award (2019), Innovation in solutions to complex geophysics research problems (ExxonMobil)
 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award, The Graduate School Outstanding Teaching Award, EMS Centennial Research Award: given to exceptional graduate students with outstanding research, Norman and Ardeth Frisby International Student Award, Outstanding Service Award
 International Center of Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Visiting Fellowship


Quantitative Data Analysis | Statistical Data Analysis | Data Integration, Visualization, & Mining | Personal Safety Data Analysis| Project Management | Earthquake Seismology | Integrated Geophysics | Seismic Attribute Analysis
Processing/Imaging | Rock Physics | Velocity Model

 Software: Reveal (OpenCPS), Petrel, PaleoScan, Kingdom, ArcGIS, Tableau, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel Thrustline, VoxelGeo, Tomoplus, Omega2, RockDoc, Tableau
 Programming and Scripting: MATLAB, Shell, Linux, Unix, Python, SQL
 Editorial: Peer reviewer for geophysics NSF grants Languages: Persian (Native), English


Ph.D. Geoscience, Penn State University, Department of Earth and Mineral Sciences, State College, PA
MSc Geophysics, Tehran University, Institute of Geophysics, Tehran, Iran
BSc Applied Physics, Shahid Beheshti University, Department of Applied Physics, Tehran, Iran