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



Guasch L, Calderon Agudo O, Tang M-X, et al., 2020, Full-waveform inversion imaging of the human brain, Npj Digital Medicine, Vol:3, ISSN:2398-6352, Pages:1-12

Agudo OC, da Silva NV, Stronge G, et al., 2020, Mitigating elastic effects in marine 3-D full-waveform inversion, Geophysical Journal International, Vol:220, ISSN:0956-540X, Pages:2089-2104

Heath BA, Hooft EEE, Toomey DR, et al., 2019, Tectonism and Its Relation to Magmatism Around Santorini Volcano From Upper Crustal P Wave Velocity, Journal of Geophysical Research-solid Earth, Vol:124, ISSN:2169-9313, Pages:10610-10629


Nangoo T, Shah N, Lin T, et al., 2021, Accurate velocities and reduced cycle times from cloud-enabled full waveform inversion using XWI (AWI and RWI)

da Silva NV, Yao G, Agudo ÒC, et al., 2020, 3D elastic semi-global waveform inversion - estimation of Vp to Vs ratio, Pages:1440-1444

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