Jingyi Chen, Ph.D.

Jingyi Chen

Decker Dawson Assistant Professor of GeophysicsKeplinger Hall #M243
(918) 631-3014
jingyi-chen@utulsa.eduChen Vita

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Solid Geophysics, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2002 - 2005
  • M.S., Geophysics, College of GeoExploration Science and Technology, Jilin University, Jilin, China, 1997 - 2000
  • B.S., Applied Geophysics, Changchun University of Sciences and Technology, Jilin, China, 1993 - 1997

Areas of Research Focus

  • Numerical simulation of seismic wave propagation in complex, anisotropic media
  • Seismic migration, tomography and seismic attributes inversion
  • Seismic data processing and interpretation  

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Principles of seismic exploration 
  • Numerical simulation of seismic wave propagation
  • Computing language, C

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada, 2008-2010
  • Research Scientist, Department of Geology Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 2007.
  • Research Assistant/Associate, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2002-2006.  
  • Geophysics Engineer, Shanghai Jinghai Geo-Technique Company, Shanghai, China  2000-2002.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU) (since 2008)
  • Member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) (since 1998)
  • Member of the Chinese Geophysical Society (since 1997)

Courses Taught at TU

  • Environmental Geophysics (GPHY 4513)
  • Integrated Seismic Data Interpretation (GPHY 5153)
  • Time Series Analysis and Inverse Theory (GPHY 5173)
  • Special Processing of Seismic Data (GPHY 5183)

Awards & Recognition

  • 2003 “The Excellent Graduate Student Scholarship” in the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2000 “The First Prize”, awarded to the project “The High-resolution Seismic Imaging System” (as a participant), the Education Committee of Heilongjiang Province
  • 1994-1996 “The first-class scholarship” and “the Excellent Student Award” at the university level, in Changchun University of Sciences and Technology


  • A fast sweeping scheme for calculating P wave first-arrival travel times in transversely isotropic media with an irregular surface.
    Lan H., Chen J. and Zhang Z. Pure Appl. Geophys., 2014, doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0836-5.
  • Some aspects of numerical simulation of seismic wave propagation.
    Chen J., J. Geol Geosci., 2013, 2: e109. doi: 10.4172/2329-6755. 1000e109.
  • Nearly perfectly matched layer boundary condition for second-order anisotropic acoustic wave equations.
    Ozsoy C., Chen J., Zhang Q., Zhao J. and Metin G. Journal of Seismic Exploration, 2013, 22, 489-500.
  • Application of nearly perfectly matched layer with second-order acoustic equations in seismic numerical modeling.
    Metin G., Chen J. and Ozsoy C., Journal Geol Geosci., 2013, 2: 120. doi: 10.4172/2329-6755.1000120.
  • Assimilating microseismic and welltest data using EnKF for accurate reservoir characterization.
    Han M., Li G., and Chen J., IPTC, 2013, 16725, 1-24.
  • Accurate microseismic event location inversion using a gradient-based method.
    Li G., Chen J., Han M., et al., SPE, 2012, 159187, 1-12.
  • Nearly perfectly matched layer method for seismic wave propagation in poroelastic media.
    Chen J., Journal of Exploration Geophysics, 2012, 37, 24-29.
  • Inversion for elliptical anisotropy velocity with VSP reflecting data
    Chen J., Zhang Z., Teng J. etc., CT Theory and Applications, 2000, 9, 75-80
  • Inversion for elliptically anisotropic velocity using VSP reflection traveltimes
    Zhang Z., Lin G., Chen J. etc., Geophysical Prospecting, 2003, Vol. 51, 159-166
  • Numerical simulation of seismic wave propagation in the transversely isotropic poroelastic media based on Biot/squirt flow theory
    Chen J., Bording R. P. and Zhang Z., 2008, Geophysical Prospecting (In preparation)