Dr Afsaneh Mohammadzaheri

Dr Afsaneh Mohammadzaheri


My work covers a diverse area in geophysics including time-lapse imaging , understanding Deep Earth structure using seismic tomography, and application of HPC in geophysics.

Currently, I’m an applied geophysicist at the University of Leeds, working on low-cost time-lapse inversion using sparse data acquisition.

During my DPhil in the University of Oxford, I worked on global seismology with the focus on understanding mantle structure under South America using multi-frequency tomography. As a postdoc in Oxford, I worked on reconstructing mantle structure under South America and Antarctica using joint inversion of P and S waves, a study which I’m still working on.

I’m also interested in the applications of HPC and Machine Learning in geophysical problems. During my Master’s degree, I worked on a framework for distributed computing in geophysics, named DISRAY.

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  • DPhil in Geophysics, University of Oxford (2019)
  • MSc in Geophysics, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran (2012)
  • Bachelor’s in Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran (2009)

Research groups and institutes

  • Applied Geophysics
  • Institute of Applied Geoscience
  • Deep Earth
  • Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics