Founder, Chief Scientist, and Chairman
Dr. Jie Zhang received his Ph.D. from MIT. He founded GeoTomo in 1998, leading the company to develop innovative imaging technologies for discovering conventional and unconventional energy sources. He received STAR Award from EPA (1994), Antarctic Service Award from NSF (1995), Reginald Fessenden Award from SEG (2012), Outstanding Educator Award from SEG (2015), and SEG Honorary Lecturer Award (2016). Dr. Zhang returned to academia in 2009, first teaching at MIT and Stanford, and then teaching at USTC in China, where he was ranked No. 1 among Most Creative People 100 in China by a US magazine Fast Company. Dr. Zhang is elected as Vice President of SEG (2015) and a member of MIT EAPS Visiting Committee (2011). Lately he became a member of the Board of Governors of Asia School of Business founded by MIT Sloan School of Management, and a member of Advisory Committee for UCSD Cancer Researchers in Nanotechnology. Currently he is leading seven R&D groups in the field of geophysical imaging, earthquake monitoring, artificial intelligence, computer hardware, medical imaging, and biomedicine.
James C. Jackson
James C. Jackson received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a Technology Marketing Certificate from the California Institute of Technology. James worked for Baker Hughes for 26 years where he held a variety of management and engineering positions. During this time, he gained vast international experience while on assignments in Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Canada. James envisioned and led the formation of VSFusion L.L.C., a Baker Hughes – CGGVeritas Company, and became the Managing Director for 5 years. He has several United States Patents relating to the geophysical industry and has authored/co-authored many SEG and EAGE technical publications.
Dr. Oz Yilmaz received his Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University. He previously worked for Schlumberger, Western Geophysical, and Paradigm. Dr. Yilmaz received the Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal Award from SEG in 1991 and the Conrad Schlumberger Award from EAEG in 1992. He served SEG as Vice-President from 1993-1994, and as the 1996 Spring Distinguished Lecturer. He also served EAEG in 1992 as Associate Editor of Geophysical Prospecting. He is the author of "Seismic Data Analysis" published by SEG.
Dr. Weizhong Wang received his Ph.D. in Automation from Tsinghua University in China. He then became a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Toronto. Dr. Wang worked on geophysical technology development at Veritas, GeoCenter, and PGS before joining GeoTomo in 2005. He has been leading the efforts of technology development and customer support at GeoTomo.
Software Development Manager
Michael Shui received his BE and MS in Computer Science from the University of Science and Technology of China. He previously worked for Interactive Network Technologies, Inc as technical lead, Plaint Tech, LLC as front end system architect and PROS Revenue Management, Inc as lead developer. Since joining GeoTomo in 2007, he has been responsible for managing the software development, quality assurance, product release and customer support.
Technical Support Manager
Steve Syme received a BS in Geological Engineering from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. Steve has worked for 19 years as a Processing Geophysicist, mostly at Veritas GeoServices and, most recently, Sensor Geophysical. He has held both technical and supervisory roles in offices in both North and South America. Steve will lead the effort in all aspects of customer support, including customer problem resolution, license renewal, customer training, and data processing.