Felix J. Herrmann holds a PhD in Engineering Physics from the Delft University of Technology and completed postdoctoral studies at MIT and Stanford. He is Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. He is Director of the UBC Seismic Laboratory for Imaging and Modeling, which he founded in 2003, as well as Director of the the SINBAD Joint Industry Project. He is Deputy Editor of Geophysical Prospecting. Dr. Herrmann serves on the advisory boards of the UBC Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences and the UBC Institute for Applied Mathematics. His research interests include theoretical and applied aspects of exploration seismology, wave-equation based inversion, compressive sensing, and large-scale optimisation. He is a founding member of the International Inversion Initiative.