Jean Virieux has been trained (1978) at the École Normale Supérieure (Paris) in physics. He defended a French state thesis in 1986. He has been a professor at the Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis since 1991. His main scientific interest is seismic wave propagation and related topics such as seismic source imaging and seismic structure imaging.
Ben-Hadj-Ali, H., Operto, S., and Virieux, J. (2008). ”Velocity model building by 3D frequency-domain, full-waveform inversion of wide-aperture seismic data.” GEOPHYSICS, 73(5), VE101–VE117. doi: 10.1190/1.2957948