Biondo is Professor of Geophysics at Stanford University Biondo graduated from Politecnico di Milano in 1984 and received an M.S. (1988) and a Ph.D. (1990) in geophysics from Stanford. He is co-director of the Stanford Exploration Project (SEP) and leads its efforts in 3-D seismic imaging. SEP is an academic consortium whose mission is to develop innovative seismic imaging methodologies and to educate the next generation of leaders in exploration seismology. SEP's activities are supported by about 25 companies involved in Oil & Gas exploration and production.
Biondo has made contributions to several aspects of seismic imaging, ranging from velocity estimation to parallel algorithms for seismic migration. Since the early nineties he has been at the forefront of the development of wave-equation 3-D prestack migration methods. In 2004 the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) has honored Biondo with the Reginald Fessenden Award for his "development of azimuthal moveout (AMO), ... AMO has contributed to many other developments in the areas of migration, multiple attenuation and regularization of seismic data" (full citation) .
Biondo recently published a book, 3-D Seismic Imaging , that is the first text book to introduce the theory of seismic imaging from the 3-D perspective. The book is published by SEG in the Investigations in Geophysics series.
During 2007 Biondo will give a one-day short course in approximately 30 cities around the world as the SEG/EAGE Distinguished Short Course Instructor (DISC) . His DISC tours starts on March 7th in London for EAGE Education Week. If you are interested in attending Biondo's DISC course, you can check his DISC itinerary online (please notice that not all the locations are included in the itinerary yet).
Biondo is in close contact with the practical applications of seismic imaging by his involvement with 3DGeo Development that he co-founded in 1994. 3DGeo Development is a growing seismic services company that brings innovative technologies to the exploration industry such as wave-equation imaging and Internet based seismic processing.
Biondo is a member of SEG and EAGE and is a member of the SEG Research Committee and SEG Translation Committee. As a member of the SEG Research Committee Biondo is participating in a cooperative project for creating the next generation of 3-D seismic synthetic data to be used for algorithm development and validation. He was also the chair of the organizing committee for SEG/EAGE Summer 2006 Workshop: "Subsalt Exploration & Development: Imaging, interpretation & drilling- What have we learned."