Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives

Depth Imaging Partnership

Magique-3D maintains active collaborations with Total. In the context of depth imaging and with the collaboration of Henri Calandra from Total, Magique-3D coordinates research activities dealing with the development of high-performance numerical methods for solving wave equations in complex media. This project involves French academic researchers in mathematics, computing and in geophysics, and is funded by Total. Currently, two project-teams are involved: Hiepacs and Nachos.

In the framework of DIP, three PhD students are working in Magique 3D and two new PhD students have been hired this year. One of them is shared with the project team Nachos (http://www-sop.inria.fr/nachos/ ). Moreover, one internship has been realized. Always in the framework of DIP, Magique-3D has a collaboration with Prof. Changsoo Shin who is an expert of Geophysics and works at the Department of Energy resources engineering (College of Engineering, Seoul National University). Jewoo Yoo, who is a first year PhD student advised by Prof.Changsoo Shin, has visited Magique-3D during four months, from November 2011 to February 2012.

The contract ends in 2012 and a second period will start in 2013. We aggreed with Total hat the new contract will be signed for five years and that Magique 3D will strenghten its collaboration with Professor J. Tromp at Princeton on the topic of full wave inversion.