Zoltán Wéber - Curriculum vitae

Zoltán Wéber (Mr.)
Kövesligethy Radó Seismological Observatory
Geodetic and Geophysical Institute (GGI)
Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (CSFK)
Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)

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Born on February 21, 1961 in Lengyeltóti, Hungary - Hungarian nationality.

Positions held

  • 2012 - present: Senior researcher, Kövesligethy Radó Seismological Observatory, MTA CSFK GGI
  • 2011: Head of observatory, Seismological Observatory, Geodetic and Geophysical Research Institute
  • 1999 - 2011: Head of department, Theoretical Department, Seismological Observatory, Geodetic and Geophysical Research Institute
  • 1996 - 2011: Senior researcher, Seismological Observatory, Geodetic and Geophysical Research Institute
  • 1993 - 96: Senior researcher, Geophysical Research Group of the HAS, Department of Geophysics, Eötvös University.
  • 1991: CSc degree (Candidate of Science: this degree was given by the HAS and approximately equivalent to - or a slightly better than - PhD)
  • 1990 - 93: Research Fellow, Geophysical Research Group of the HAS, Department of Geophysics, Eötvös University.
  • 1988 - 90: Research Assistant, Geophysical Research Group of the HAS, Department of Geophysics, Eötvös University.
  • 1985 - 88: Scholarship holder of the HAS, Department of Geophysics, Eötvös University.
  • 1985: MSc in geophysics, Department of Geophysics, Eötvös University.

Professional honours

  • 2008: Egyed László Medal, issued by the Association of Hungarian Geophysicists for outstanding research activities in geophysics.
  • 2003: Bolyai Plaque, issued for the outstanding research activity performed as a scholarship holder of the Bolyai János Research Scholarship.
  • 1999: Szádeczky-Kardoss Elemér Award, 3rd place, issued for the research paper entitled "Seismic traveltime tomography: a simulated annealing approach" (Phys. Earth Planet. Inter. 119, 149-159.)
  • 1998: Research Paper of the Year, issued by the Association of Hungarian Geophysicists for the research paper entitled "VSP inversion - A new method using edge detection" (Geophysical Transactions 40, 155-174.)
  • 1992: Research Paper of the Year, issued by the Association of Hungarian Geophysicists for the research paper entitled "Deriving velocity estimates from VSP data: A novel approach using edge detection" (Acta Geod. Geoph. Hung. 26, 301-322.)

Scholarships and study trips

  • 1999 - 2002: Bolyai János Research Scholarship
    Research topic: Full waveform inversion of Hungarian earthquake data for hypocenter location and source mechanism.
  • August 9 - September 3, 1988: Summer school on Geophysical Tomography, École d'été de physique théorique, Les Houches, France.
  • February 15 - June 15,1988: Norwegian Government Scholarship, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
  • March 14 - 23, 1987: Summer school on Digital Seismology and Fine Modelling of the Lithosphere, "Ettore Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture, Sicily, Italy.

Software skills

  • Development of software algorithms for seismic tomography, simulated annealing optimization, waveform inversion, and other tasks.
  • Familiar with algorithm optimization, data structures, and object-oriented design.
  • Experienced in C, C++ and Qt programming.
  • Software development on Linux/UNIX platforms.

Memberships and other activities

  • 2015 - present: AlpArray Science Council
  • 2009 - present: Editor of Open Geosciences (formerly Central European Journal of Geosciences).
  • 2008 - present: Scientific Committee on Geophysics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2008 - 2011: Earth Science - Panel 1, Hungarian Scientific Research Fund.
  • 1999 - 2015: IUGG Hungarian National Committee.
  • 1999 - 2015: IASPEI National Correspondent of Hungary.
  • 1999 - present: ESC Titular Member of Hungary.
  • 1985 - present: Association of Hungarian Geophysicists

Teaching

  • 2009 - 2010: Lecture on Inverse problem theory, Geophysical Department, Eötvös University
  • 2004 - 2008: Lecture on Geophysical Inversion, Geophysical Department, Eötvös University
  • 1993 - 1999: Lecture on Geophysical Data Processing, Geophysical Department, Eötvös University

Research projects

  • 2007 - 2011: Detailed investigation of source parameters for Hungarian earthquakes. Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (No. K68308)
  • 2003 - 2006: Full waveform inversion of local earthquake data for hypocenter coordinates and focal mechanism. Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (No. T042572)
  • 1999 - 2002: Full waveform inversion of Hungarian earthquake data for hypocenter location and source mechanism. Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (No. T029076)
  • 1996 - 1999: Reflection seismic tomography. Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (No. F019277)
  • 1992 - 1994: Seismic tomography. Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (No. F4237)

Publications

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