Curtis Ober

/Curtis Ober
Curtis Ober

Curtis Ober

Technical Staff



Email: ccober@sandia.gov
Phone: (505) 844-1846

Biography

Curtis Ober has extensive experience with seismic imaging, full-waveform inversion, verification, time-integration, and discontinuous Galerkin methods.

Additionally, he has a diverse background in computational dynamics, including computational fluid dynamics in the areas of shock physics, supersonic and hypersonic flow, and supersonic wakes.

Publications

2010 	

    Collis, S. Scott, Curtis C. Ober, Bart G. van Bloemen Waanders, "Unstructured Discontinuous Galerkin for Seismic Inversion," Conference Paper, SEG International Exposition and 80th Annual Meeting, October 2010.
    Ober, Curtis C., S. Scott Collis, "Large-Scale Seismic Inversion," Newsletter, Science Matters, September 2010.

2009 	

    Ober, Curtis C, S. Scott Collis, Bart van Bloemen Waanders, Carey Marcinkovich, "Method of Manufactured Solutions for the Acoustic Wave Equation," Conference Paper, SEG International Exposition and 79th Annual Meeting, October 2009.

2008 	

    Knupp, Patrick, Curtis Ober, "A Code-verification Evidence Generation Process Model and Checklist," SAND Report, July 2008.

2007 	

    Bond, Ryan B., Curtis C. Ober, Patrick M. Knupp, "Measuring progress in Premo order-verification," Journal Article, Engineering with Computers, Vol. 23, pp. 283–294, Accepted/Published September 2007.

2005 	

    Bond, Ryan B., Patrick Knupp, Curtis Ober, "Manufactured Solutions for Verifying CFD Boundary Conditions," Presentation, ASC Verification and Validation TriLabs Workshop, Livermore, CA, January 2005.

2004 	

    Ropp, David L., John N. Shadid, Curtis C. Ober, "Studies of the Accuracy of Time Integration Methods for Reaction-Diffusion Equations," Journal Article, Journal of Computational Physics, Accepted/Published March 2004.

2002 	

    Smith, Thomas M, Curtis C Ober, Alfred A Lorber, "SIERRA/Premo - A New General Purpose Compressible Flow Simulation Code," Conference Paper, AIAA 32nd Fluid Dynamics Conference, St. Louis, MO, June 2002.

2000 	

    Romero, Louis, Dennis Ghiglia, Curtis C. Ober, Scott Morton, "Phase encoding of shot records in prestack migration," Journal Article, Geophysics, Vol. 65, No. 2, pp. 426–436, Accepted/Published February 2000.

Education

    1/1991-5/1994 University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, PhD.
    8/1989-12/1990 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M, MSME
    8/1983-5/1989 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M, BSME

Awards

2003 	

    Barnette, Daniel W, Curtis C. Ober, Patent, "Multiprocessor Computer Overset Grid Method and Apparatus," No. 6,519,553, February 11, 2003.

2000 	

    Ghiglia, Dennis, Curtis C. Ober, Louis Romero, Patent, "Method of migrating seismic records," No. 6,021,094, February 1, 2000.

1999 	

    Ober, Curtis C., David E. Womble, Louis Romero, Ron A. Oldfield, Robert Gjertsen, Award, R&D 100 Award, Salvo - Seismic Imaging Software, R&D Magazine, September 1, 1999.