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Caio Ciardelli

Postdoctoral Scholar

Ph.D., Geophysics, University of São Paulo, 2021
B.S., Geophysics, University of São Paulo, 2016
Curriculum Vitae

I graduated in Geophysics in February 2016 at the university of São Paulo, Brazil, the same place where I did my Ph.D. in Seismology, which I finished in June 2021. During my under-graduation, I did a 4-month internship at the University of Liverpool. I also spent six months at the Colorado School of Mines and another six months at Northwestern University during my Ph.D. Now, I am beginning a Postdoc with Prof. Suzan van der Lee, also at Northwestern.

During my Ph.D., I worked with full-waveform inversion using the adjoint method. Now, I am switching to partitioned-waveform inversion to create a joint-inversion package that simultaneously inverts for long-wavelength waveforms, travel times, gravity, and, perhaps, normal modes.

I am curious about nearly every topic in Science, including (but not restricted to): Physics, Astrophysics, Biology, Paleontology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Archeology, Physiology, Psychology, etc. I am also deeply interested in History, Economics, Languages, Politics, Philosophy, Theology, Anthropology, Mythology, Engineering, and Arts, among other topics. One of the main reasons I chose an Academic Career was to keep studying, learning, and teaching for the rest of my life.

Most of my experience is in scientific programming using Python and C. I also have some experience with Fortran and C++. Solving equations and developing algorithms are the subjects I am most interested in.

Selected Publications

Ciardelli, C., Assumpção, M., Bozdağ, E., & van der Lee, S. (2022). Adjoint Waveform Tomography of South America. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127(2), e2021JB022575,

Ciardelli, C. (2022). Sensitivity kernels in seismic wave propagation: a simplified explanation for the banana-doughnut paradox. European Journal of Physics, 43(4), 045802,

Ciardelli, C., Bozdağ, E., Peter, D., & van der Lee, S. (2022). SphGLLTools: A toolbox for visualization of large seismic model files based on 3D spectral-element meshes. Computers & Geosciences, 159, 105007,