Benjamin S. White

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Biography 2007

Benjamin S. White received an S.B. (1967) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.A. (1968) from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. (1974) from the Courant Institute of Technology, New York. In 1975–1978, he was Bateman Instructor of Applied Mathematics at California Institute of Technology. In 1978–1981, White was a member of the technical staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He joined ExxonMobil’s Corporate Research (now ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research) in 1981 and was a senior staff mathematician until 1984. In 1985–1999, White was a research associate, in 2000–2003, he was a senior research associate, and in 2003–2006, he was a distinguished research associate. He is now a distinguished research associate emeritus. White’s research interests include diverse problems in applied mathematics, especially in waves, and in applications of stochastic process theory.

Best Paper in Geophysics 2007

Arthur H. Thompson, Scott C. Hornbostel, James S. Burns, Thomas J. Murray, Robert Raschke, John C. Wride, Paul Z. McCammon, John R. Sumner, Greg Haake, Mark Bixby, Warren S. Ross, Benjamin S. White, Minyao Zhou, and Pawel Peczak shared the 2007 Best Paper in Geophysics Award.[1]


  1. Thompson, A., et. al. (2007). ”Field tests of electroseismic hydrocarbon detection.” GEOPHYSICS, 72(1), N1–N9.doi: 10.1190/1.2399458[1]