Alison Malcolm  
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Date of birth: October 23, 1978
Citizenship: Canadian
Work address:
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
400 Lind Hall
207 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
USA
(612) 626-0788
Education
2005
Postdoc at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications , Minneapolis, MN, participating in the year on imaging.
2000-2005
Ph.D. student at the Center for Wave Phenomena, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.
Advisor: Prof. Maarten V. de Hoop. Co-advisor: Prof. John A. Scales.
Partial support: Total, Pau, 64000, France.
Completed May 2005.
1996-2000
Student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Graduated May 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics (Honours)
1996
High School Diploma, Burnaby South Secondary School, Burnaby, BC, Canada.
Awards

American Geophysical Union outstanding student paper in seismology award, at the AGU annual meeting, 2004.

Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) award of merit for student paper competition at the SEG annual meeting, 2003.

SIAM student travel award to attend SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, 2003.

SEG student travel grant to attend the SEG annual meeting, 2002.
Professional experience
Summer 2002
Research intern at Total Fina Elf's scientific and technical center (CSTJF), Pau, 64000, France.
Summer 1999
Undergraduate research assistant with Dr. T. J. Ulrych working with the Consortium for the Development of Specialized Seismic Techniques. Supported partially by a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada undergraduate summer research scholarship.
Summer 1998
Undergraduate research assistant with Dr. R. M. Clowes working on the LITHOPROBE project.
Summer 1997
Field assistant on the LITHOPROBE seismic refraction experiment SNORE 97.
Teaching experience
Fall 2004
Substitute lecturer for Dr. Kasper van Wijk in GP306, Linear Systems, Colorado School of Mines.
Fall 2003
Substitute lecturer for Dr. Maarten V. de Hoop in the MACS 332, linear algebra course, Colorado School of Mines.
Spring 2003
Substitute lecturer for Dr. Maarten V. de Hoop in the MACS 348, advanced engineering mathematics, Colorado School of Mines.
Fall 2002
Substitute lecturer for Dr. Maarten V. de Hoop in the MACS 332, linear algebra course, Colorado School of Mines.
Spring 2001
Teaching assistant for the Department of Geophysics summer field camp, with supervising instructor Dr. M. Batzle.
Theses
PhD-thesis
B.Sc.-thesis
Unequally Spaced Fast Fourier Transforms with Applications to Seismic and Sediment Core Data.
Advisor: Dr. Tadeusz J. Ulrych
Publications
Journal articles
Malcolm, A. E., & de Hoop, M. V. 2005, A method for inverse scattering based on the gerneralized Bremmer coupling series Inverse Problems 21 No. 3 pp. .
Malcolm, A. E., de Hoop, M. V. & Le Rousseau, J. H. 2005, The applicability of DMO/AMO in the presence of caustics Geophysics 70 No. 1 pp. S1-S17.
Malcolm, A. E., Scales, J. A. & van Tiggelen, B. A. 2004, Retrieving the Green function with diffuse, equipartitioned waves :Phys. Rev. E. Physical Review E70
de Hoop, M. V., Malcolm, A. E. & Le Rousseau, J. H., 2003 Seismic wavefield `continuation' in the single scattering approximation: A framework for dip and azimuth moveout :Can. Appl. Math. Q. 10:199-238.
Scales, J. A. & Malcolm, A. E., 2003, Laser characterization of ultrasonic wave propagation in random media :Phys. Rev. E. 67
Preprints
Seeing heterogeneities in rocks: Preliminary results from a noncontacting ultrasonic experiment: Center for Wave Phenomena-423, with J. Scales
Conference proceedings
The transition to equipartitioning and its relation to scattering strength: Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 2005, with J. A. Scales and B. A. van Tiggelen.
Inverse Multiple Scattering: poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, 2005, with M. V. de Hoop
Estimating Scattering Strength from the Transition to Equipartitioning: poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, 2005, with J. A. Scales and B. A. van Tiggelen.
Data Continuation in the presence of caustics: A synthetic data example: Annual Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2004, with M. V. de Hoop. Abstract
Inverse Multiple Scattering in the Downward Continuation Approach: Annual Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2004, with M. V. de Hoop. Abstract
Non-contacting Ultrasonics for Visualizing and Exploiting Multiple Scattering: Annual Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2003, with J. A. Scales Abstract
Operator composition for improved data imaging : The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences Geophsical Inversion Workshop 2003 with M. V. de Hoop. Abstract
Seismic wavefield continuation: theory and practice: SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Geosciences, 2003, with M. V. de Hoop and J. H. Le Rousseau.
DMO/AMO in the presence of caustics: Annual Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 2002, with M. V. de Hoop and J. H. Le Rousseau. Abstract
DMO/AMO in the presence of caustics: Poster presentation, EAGE, 2002, with M. V. de Hoop and J. H. Le Rousseau. Abstract
Languages
English: Native speaker.
French: Some fluency.
Computing experience
General knowledge of Linux, Unix and windows systems. Coding in C, Fortran 90 and Matlab.
Service
2004-2005
One of four organizers of the Women in Geophysics Mentoring Program in the Geophysics Department at the Colorado School of Mines.
2002-2004
Geophysics Department student representative to the Graduate Student Association of the Colorado School of Mines.
2002-2004
Student representative to the Research Council of the Colorado School of Mines.
1996-1998
Member of the Science Undergraduate Society Student's Council.
last updated: October 4, 2005