University of Texas at Austin

Texas Consortium for Computational Seismology


The Texas Consortium for Computational Seismology is a joint initiative of the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) and the Center for Numerical Analysis at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Science (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin. Its mission is to address the most important and challenging research problems in computational geophysics as experienced by the energy industry while educating the next generation of research geophysicists and computational scientists.

Examples of research challenges include:

• Estimating seismic velocities by using full waveform information.

• Identifying the most accurate and the most efficient seismic imaging algorithms while controlling the trade-off between accuracy and efficiency.

• Assisting the seismic interpreter by automating common interpretation tasks.

To learn more about joining the Texas Consortium for Computational Seismology, please click here.

Spring 2016 sponsor meeting
Spring 2016 sponsor meeting

The Spring 2016 sponsor meeting of TCCS will take place in Houston at the BEG Houston Research Center on April 13-15. Representatives from the following sponsor companies are invited to register for the meeting: BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, FairfieldNodal, Saudi Aramco, Statoil, Total. The meeting agenda will be announced shortly.

Current and Upcoming Events

The Fall 2015 sponsor meeting of TCCS was held in Austin,Texas, at the Peter O’Donnell Building (POB) on the UT Austin main campus, on October 26-27, 2015.  

The official meeting agenda is available here.


Upcoming: 17th International Workshop on Seismic Anisotropy

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Spring 2015 Newsletter

The Spring 2015 sponsor meeting of TCCS was convened in Houston at the Embassy Suites - Energy Corridor hotel on March 23-24.

Official meeting agenda

Official list of attendees

Authorized sponsor companies and members may view the meeting presentations and other materials here.

The Fall 2014 sponsor meeting of TCCS took place in Austin, at UT Austin's Pickle Research Campus, on November 3-4.

To see the full meeting AGENDA, click here.

Fall 2014 Newsletter

The Spring 2014 Biannual Research Meeting was held March 20-21, 2014 at the Houston Research Center in Houston, Texas.

Spring 2014 Newsletter

Spring 2014 Meeting Agenda

Spring 2014 List of Attendees

The Fall 2013 sponsor meeting of TCCS took place in Austin, on September 30 - October 1, in the O'Donnell Building for Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences (POB) on the University of Texas at Austin main campus. Click here for the meeting agenda.

2013 Fall Newsletter

2013 First Madagascar Working Workshop, Austin

2013 Spring Newsletter

The Spring Research Meeting of the Texas Consortium for Computational Seismology was convened at the Houston Research Center in Houston, Texas, on March 25-26, 2013 for invited members. 

View the meeting agenda.

The Fall Research Meeting of the Texas Consortium for Computational Seismology was convened in Austin, Texas, on November 12-13, 2012.

 View the meeting agenda.

2012 Fall Newsletter

2012 Spring Newsletter

2012 Madagascar School on Reproducible Computational Geophysics, Austin.

New positions are available for qualified graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Please contact

TCCS Research meetings