Professional Bio

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Engineering minor, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, Mathematics minor, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Regis University, School of Computer & Information Sciences, Denver, CO:
    • Professor and Chair of the Information Technology Department, 2008 to present
    • Program Coordinator for the M.S. in Software Engineering degree, 2002-present
    • Affiliate Faculty, M.S. in Computer Information Technology program, 2000-2002
  • WesternGeco LLC, Denver, CO:
    • Senior Research Scientist, 2001-2002
    • Senior Research Geophysicist, 1992-2001
    • Research Geophysicist, 1989-1992
    • Special Data Processing Projects Supervisor, 1984-1989
  • Colorado School of Mines, Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Golden, CO, 1999-2006
  • Petty-Ray Geophysical Company, Geophysicist, Englewood, CO, 1981-1984
  • Amoco Production Company, Geophysicist, Houston, TX, 1980-1981

Professional Credentials & Memberships

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Voting Member
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Voting Member

Research & Scholarship

Dissertation

  • Hart, D. "Learning Algorithms for Sequential Decision Making Problems”.

Publications

  • Hart, D., 2003, Automated picking of seismic first arrivals with neural networks, in Sandham, B. and Leggett, M., Eds., Geophysical Applications of Artificial Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Mateeva, A., Hart, D., and MacKay, S., 2003, Apparent Attenuation from Short-Period Multiples and Instrinsic Absorption in the Seismic Wavelet Model, 65th Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng., P077.
  • Mateeva, A., Hart, D., and MacKay, S., 2002, Apparent attenuation from short-period multiples and intrinsic absorption in the seismic wavelet model, 72nd, Internat. Mtg., Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstracts.
  • Hart, D. I., Hootman, B. W. and Jackson, A. R., 2002, Correcting for phase errors in deconvolved seismic data with model-based wavelet processing, 64th Meeting and Technical Exhibition, Technical Programme and Abstracts of Papers, C014.
  • Hart, D. I., Hootman, B. W. and Jackson, A. R., 2001, Modeling the seismic wavelet using model-based wavelet processing, 71st, Internat. Mtg., Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstracts, 1823-1826.
  • Hart, D. I. and Hootman, B. W., 2000, Achieving consistent and stable phase with mixed-source surveys: CSEG Recorder, 25, No. 7, 3-8.
  • Submitted -- Zhang, R., and Hart, D., 2000, The signature of dynamite sources: Geophysics.
  • Hootman, B., and Hart. D., 1998, The realities of processing mixed-source seismic surveys, 68th Internat. Mtg., Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstracts, 1436-1439.
  • Hart, D., 1997, Enhancing wavelet stability with surface-consistent deconvolution, 67th Internat. Mtg., Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstracts, 1047-1050.
  • Hart, D., 1996, Improving the reliability of first-break picking using neural networks, 66th Internat. Mtg., Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstracts, 1662-1665.
  • Hart, D., 1996, Reliably picking first breaks using neural networks, 58th Meeting and Technical Exhibition, Technical Programme and Abstracts of Papers, B033.
  • Tolwinski, B. and Hart, D., 1992, A Learning Algorithm for a Shortest Path Problem with Application to Mine Planning, ORSA/TIMS San Francisco.
  • Connelly, D., Hart, D., and Parsons, J., 1989, Analysis of far-field Vibroseis signals, 59th Internat. Mtg., Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstracts, 676-679.
  • Connelly, D., Hart, D., and Parsons, J., 1989, Phase characteristics of impulsive source signals, 51st Meeting and Technical Exhibition, Technical Programme and Abstracts of Papers, 10-11.
  • Connelly, D., Hart, D., Dragoset, B., Hargreaves, N., and Larner, K., 1987, The 'Model-Based' approach to wavelet processing, in Bernabini, M., Carrion, P., Jacovitti, G., Rocca, F., Treitel, S., and Worthington M., Eds., Deconvolution and Inversion, Blackwell Scientific Publications.
  • Connelly, D., and Hart, D., 1985, Model-based wavelet processing of deconvolved seismic data, 55th Ann. Internat. Mtg., Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstracts, 491-495.

Presentations

  • “Machine Learning” 2004 Denver, Colorado.  MSCIT Summer Intensives at Regis University.
  • “Correcting for phase errors in deconvolved seismic data with model-based wavelet processing.” 2002 Florence, Italy. European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Annual Meeting and Convention.
  • “Model-based Wavelet Processing.” 2002 Denver, Colorado. Eureka Signal Processing Meeting Presentation. Host and meeting organizer for this internal corporate meeting.
  • “Achieving consistent and stable phase with mixed-source surveys.”  2001 Denver, Colorado. Denver Geophysical Society Luncheon Presentation.
  • “Achieving consistent and stable phase with mixed-source surveys.” 2001 Bakersfield, California. Bakersfield Geophysical Society Luncheon Presentation.
  • “Modeling the seismic wavelet using model-based wavelet processing.” 2001 San Antonio, Texas. Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting and Convention.
  • “Achieving consistent and stable phase with mixed-source surveys.” 2000 Calgary, Alberta. Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting and Convention.
  • “Achieving consistent and stable phase with mixed-source surveys.” 2000 Calgary, Alberta. Canadian Geophysical Society Luncheon Presentation.
  • “Model-based Wavelet Processing.” 1998 Houston, Texas, Signal Processing Meeting Presentation. Host and organizer for this internal corporate meeting.
  • “Surface-consistent Deconvolution.” 1998 Houston, Texas, Signal Processing Meeting Presentation.
  • “Enhancing wavelet stability with surface-consistent deconvolution.” 1998 Caracas, Venezuela. Society of Exploration Geophysicist Regional Meeting and Convention.
  • “Refraction Tomography.” 1998 Caracas, Venezuela. Society of Exploration Geophysicist Regional Meeting and Convention.
  • “Enhancing wavelet stability with surface-consistent deconvolution.” 1997 Dallas, Texas. Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting and Convention.
  • “Improving the reliability of first-break picking using neural networks.” 1996 Denver, Colorado. Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting and Convention.
  • “Reliably picking first breaks using neural networks.” 1996 Amsterdam, The Netherlands. European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Annual Meeting and Convention.

 

Awards & Recognition

  • Recipient of a National Science Foundation Grant for undergraduate research at the University of Chicago in high-energy physics. Worked on the installation of a Cerenkov radiation detector at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.