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Chen Tang received a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Geophysics in 2010 and a Master’s degree in Seismic Exploration in 2013, both from Jilin University. Since 2013, Chen has been a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas and the expected graduation date is in May, 2018; his supervisor is Ida M. Green Professor George A. McMechan, the awardee of ‘Maurice Ewing Medal’ (2012) and ‘Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal’ (1997) from Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). Chen received the 'University Outstanding Graduation Thesis Award’ (2010) from Jilin University, the 'Outstanding Student Paper Award' (2012) from the Chinese Geophysical Society, and the first 'National Graduate Scholarship' (2012) from the Chinese Ministry of Education. His research interests include seismic imaging, waveform inversion, and their implementations in a variety of models (acoustic, elastic, anisotropic and attenuating). Up to now, including the one that was accepted and posted online ahead of production, Chen has authored seven papers in GEOPHYSICS and he is the first author of six of them; he has also first-authored ten expanded abstracts for SEG Annual Meetings and two expanded abstracts for EAGE Conferences. From May 15 to August 15, 2017, he interned at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company and the research area is the Q-compensated full waveform inversion. Chen is a student member of SEG.