Ao Cai

Room Number: KWGL 320
ac98@rice.edu
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Education

B.S. University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), 2016

Awards & Honors

Best Student Poster Paper Presented at the SEG Annual Meeting 2020
Award of Merit, Best Student Paper at the SEG Annual Meeting 2019
Ken Kennedy Institute Shell Graduate Fellowship 2019
Ken Kennedy Institute BP HPC Graduate Fellowship 2018

Keywords

seismology, near-surface geophysics, inverse problem, deep learning

Selected Publications

Cai, A. and Zelt, C.A. (2022). Early-arrival waveform inversion using data uncertainties and matching filters with application to near- surface seismic refraction data. (Geophysics; In revision)
Cai, A. and Zelt, C.A. (2022). Sensitivity analysis of waveform inversion to slowness perturbations in the near-surface from the Fréchet derivative and wavefield perturbation perspective. (Geophysics; In review)
Cai, A., Qiu, H., and Niu, F. (2022). Semi-supervised surface wave tomography with Wasserstein cycle-consistent GAN: Method and application to Southern California plate boundary region. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127, e2021JB023598. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JB023598

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