Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering




+44 (0)20 7594 6535m.warner




Ms Daphne Salazar +44 (0)20 7594 7401




RSM 1.46CRoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Research Interests

  • Full-waveform seismic inversion
  • Crustal & exploration seismology
  • Machine learning
  • Medical FWI

Recent Measures of Esteem

  • 2015 Guido Bonarelli Award:  For the paper "Adaptive waveform inversion – FWI without cycle skipping", presented at the 76th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Amsterdam, June 2014. 
  • 2013 Society of Exploration Geophysicists: Best paper in Geophysics for "Anisotropic 3D full-waveform inversion"
  • 2009 Guido Bonarelli Award:  For the paper  "Efficient and Effective 3D Wavefield Tomography", presented at the 70th EAGE Annual Conference, Rome, June 2008.
  • 2005 European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers: Best EAGE oral paper “Fully data-driven and robust techniques for seismic multiple attenuation”. 
  • 2005 - 2020  £8.8 million of awards to support the Fullwave consortium.


  • Professor of Geophysics, Imperial College  2000 - date
  • Chief Technical Officer, S-Cube  2015 - date 
  • Director of the Fullwave research consortium  2005 - date
  • Head of Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College  2001-2006
  • Reader in Geophysics, Imperial College  1995-2000
  • BP Lecturer in Geophysics, Imperial College  1989-1994
  • BIRPS core group, Bullard Labs, Cambridge  1982-1989
  • NERC Fellow, University of Edinburgh  1979-1982
  • DPhil Magnetospheric Physics, University of York  1979
  • BA Physics & Philosophy, University of York  1974



Da Silva NV, Yao G, Warner M, 2019, Semiglobal viscoacoustic full-waveform inversion, Geophysics, Vol:84, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:R271-R293

Da Silva NV, Yao G, Warner M, 2019, Wave modeling in viscoacoustic media with transverse isotropy, Geophysics, Vol:84, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:C41-C56

Agudo ÓC, Vieira Da Silva N, Warner M, et al., 2018, Addressing viscous effects in acoustic full-waveform inversion, Geophysics, Vol:83, ISSN:0016-8033, Pages:R611-R628

Da Silva NV, Yao G, Warner M, 2018, Semi-global inversion of v<inf>p</inf> to v<inf>s</inf> ratio for elastic wavefield inversion, Inverse Problems, Vol:34, ISSN:0266-5611


Yao G, Da Silva NV, Warner M, et al., 2019, Extraction of tomography mode for full-waveform inversion with non-stationary smoothing, Pages:1364-1368

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