Mauricio Sacchi

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Mauricio Sacchi
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Mauricio Sacchi is the Editor of Geophysics for the years 2016-2017 and for 2017-2018.

Biography 2015 Editor of Geophysics Nomination [1]

Mauricio D. Sacchi was born and raised in Coronel Brandsen, province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received a diploma in geophysics from the National University of La Plata, Argentina, in 1988 and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of British Columbia in 1996. He joined the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, in 1997 and was promoted to full professor in 2006. He has been chair of the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta since 2010.

Sacchi’s research interests are in the area of signal analysis and imaging methods. He has developed and taught short courses for industry and for CSEG, EAGE, and SEG in seismic signal theory, transform methods for signal enhancement, seismic inversion, and multidimensional data reconstruction. With Tad Ulrych, he authored the book Information-based Processing and Inversion with Applications, published by Elsevier. Sacchi is the recipient of the 2012 CSEG Medal for long-standing significant contribution to the development of exploration geophysics in Canada. He was also the 2014 SEG Central and South America Honorary Lecturer, on “Practical aspects of regularization and interpolation of 5D seismic data.”

Sacchi has served on the editorial board of Geophysics since 2006, first as an associate editor and then as an assistant editor. He coedited a special issue on seismic data regularization, published in Geophysics in 2010), and he was guest editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine thematic issue on geophysical signal processing, published in February 2012.

Position statement

I am humbled by this nomination. SEG’s journal Geophys- ics has been an essential part of my academic and professional career. I have warm memories as a senior undergraduate preparing my final diploma thesis by poring over beautifully written Geophysics’ articles.

In the next two years, I will use my experience to preserve Geophysics’ reputation as the premier international journal for the science and profession of applied geophysics. I will continue to promote special issues and review articles to provide direct and timely dissemination of topics that are central to our profession and science. I will work to increase submission of articles in underrepresented areas of applied geophysics. Furthermore, I will continue to foster efforts started by my predecessors to promote open-access publishing. I will also work with Geophysics’ team of editors and editorial staff to maintain timely review cycles and a fair, high-quality review process.


  1. NOMINATIONS FOR 2015–2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Leading Edge Jul 2015, Vol. 34, No. 7, pp. 846-852 Online Publication Date: July 2015

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