Gopal K. Palacharla received his B.Sc. (Hons.) (1987) and M.Sc. (1989) in Exploration Geophysics from the Indian Institute of Technology. He received a Masters degree (1992) from Rice University. He joined Stanford University in April 92, and received an MS in Geophysics ('95). In the summers of 1994 and 1995, he worked as a Research Geophysicist with Exxon Production Research Company and Shell Development Company respectively. He is currently working with Schlumberger in Houston since Oct 1995. He is a member of SEG. His professional interests include 3-D seimic imaging and velocity estimation.