Sergio Chávez-Pérez

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SERGIO CHÁVEZ-PÉREZ was born in Mexico City, Mexico (1960), received a B.S. degree in geophysical engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, Mexico City, MEXICO) in 1984 and an M.S. in exploration geophysics from the University of South Carolina (USC, Columbia, SC, USA) in 1987. He began his work as an exploration seismologist in Mexico City at the Mexican Petroleum Institute in 1987. Later, he was appointed research associate of engineering seismology at the Center for Seismic Research (1987-1992) and adjunct professor of exploration seismology at UNAM (1987-1992). He went back to the USA in 1992 to pursue his Ph.D. in exploration seismology at the Seismological Lab of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR, Reno, NV, USA). He obtained his Ph.D. in December 1997 and since January 1998 is a Research Geophysicist at the Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP), following technology for IMP and PEMEX. He has also been an adjunct professor of exploration seismology at UNAM (1999-2014; 2016- ) and adjunct professor at the University of Utah, USA (2004-2014). His areas of professional interest are seismic imaging (migration, modeling, tomography, and inversion), data processing and wavefield transformation, interpretation of seismic data for structural, stratigraphic, and reservoir and site characterization targets, and seismic wave propagation. He became an SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists) member in 1981 during his undergraduate years in Mexico City, was a candidate for Vice-President in 2007, Honorary Lecturer for Latin America in 2015, and currently serves as associate editor for GEOPHYSICS (Case Histories, Interpretation Methods), reviewer for INTERPRETATION, member of the Global Affairs, Latin America Advisory (Chair), Translations, and Research (Vice Chair) committees, and reviewer, and session & workshop organizer during SEG Annual Meetings. Sergio is also a member of AAPG, AGU, AMGE, EAGE, GCSSEPM, GSA, and GSH.