Bio


Seogi Kang is a postdoctoral fellow in the the Department of Geophysics at Stanford. His current research focuses on developing an effective workflow to image subsurface hydrostratigraphy at Central Valley of California using airborne electromagnetic method. Seogi is a core contributor to SimPEG, an open source software project for geophysical simulation and inversions.

Honors & Awards


  • Best student oral presentation (Minerals), ASEG-PESA (02/2015)
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award (Nearsurface Geophysics), American Geophysical Union (02/2015)
  • IDEA Innovation Award 2015: "Open source geophysics project, SimpEG", UBC library (02/2016)

Professional Education


  • Master of Science, Hanyang University (2012)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia (2018)
  • Bachelor of Science, Hanyang University (2010)

Community and International Work


  • La Plata Internatinoal School on Astronomy and Geophysics (LAPIS) 2019 Short Courses, La Plata, Argentina

    Topic

    Inverthe theory: determinisitic approach / co-presenter

    Partnering Organization(s)

    La Plata University

    Populations Served

    ~50

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Petroleum Geophysics - Summer 2018 Short Courses, Houston

    Topic

    EM methods in exploration / co-presenter

    Partnering Organization(s)

    University of Houston

    Populations Served

    ~50

    Location

    US

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Short Course on airborne electromagnetics, Aarhus, Denmark

    Topic

    D EM Modelling and Inversion with Open Source Resources

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Aarhus University

    Populations Served

    ~50

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • 2017 Distinguished Instructor Short Course

    Topic

    Geophysical Electromagnetics: Fundamentals and Applications / Co-presenter

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Society of Exploration Geophysicists

    Populations Served

    ~1000

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • SimPEG: open-source geophysical simulation and parameter estimation package

    Topic

    Open-source development

    Partnering Organization(s)

    University of British Columbia, Colorado School of Mines

    Populations Served

    ~1000

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • Testing coincidnent loop TEM system for detecting seafloor massive suflide deposit, Okinawa, Japan

    Topic

    Research cruise at Okinawa area to explore seafloor massive suflides

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Waseda Univ.

    Populations Served

    ~30

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • EM geosci project

    Topic

    On-line text book and supporting app developments for electromagnetic geoophysics / main contributer

    Partnering Organization(s)

    University of British Columbia

    Populations Served

    ~1000

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


To construct basis of groundwater sustainability plan in California, we develop an effective workflow that can map 3D hydrogeology of the subsurface by using airborne electromagnetic data that can cover large area fast.

All Publications


  • Time domain electromagnetic-induced polarisation: extracting more induced polarisation information from grounded source time domain electromagnetic data GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING Kang, S., Oldenburg, D. W. 2018; 66: 74–86
  • Inversion of airborne geophysics over the DO-27/DO-18 kimberlites - Part 3: Induced polarization INTERPRETATION-A JOURNAL OF SUBSURFACE CHARACTERIZATION Kang, S., Fournier, D., Oldenburg, D. W. 2017; 5 (3): T327–T340
  • On recovering distributed IP information from inductive source time domain electromagnetic data GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL Kang, S., Oldenburg, D. W. 2016; 207 (1): 174–96

    View details for DOI 10.1093/gji/ggw256

    View details for Web of Science ID 000384651200013

  • SIMPEG: An open source framework for simulation and gradient based parameter estimation in geophysical applications COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES Cockett, R., Kang, S., Heagy, L. J., Pidlisecky, A., Oldenburg, D. W. 2015; 85: 142–54
  • A feasibility study of CO2 sequestration monitoring using the mCSEM method at a deep brine aquifer in a shallow sea GEOPHYSICS Kang, S., Seol, S., Byun, J. 2012; 77 (2): E117–E126
  • Distribution of Vapor and Condensate in a Hydrothermal System: Insights From Self-Potential Inversion at Mount Tongariro, New Zealand GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Miller, C. A., Kang, S. G., Fournier, D., Hill, G. 2018; 45 (16): 8190–98
  • A framework for simulation and inversion in electromagnetics COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES Heagy, L. J., Cockett, R., Kang, S., Rosenkjaer, G. K., Oldenburg, D. W. 2017; 107: 1–19
  • Inversion of airborne geophysics over the DO-27/DO-18 kimberlites - Part 2: Electromagnetics INTERPRETATION-A JOURNAL OF SUBSURFACE CHARACTERIZATION Fournier, D., Kang, S., McMillan, M. S., Oldenburg, D. W. 2017; 5 (3): T313–T325
  • mCSEM inversion for CO2 sequestration monitoring at a deep brine aquifer in a shallow sea EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS Kang, S., Noh, K., Seol, S., Byun, J. 2015; 46 (3): 236–52

    View details for DOI 10.1071/EG14096

    View details for Web of Science ID 000360648400002

  • Pitfalls of 1D inversion of small-loop electromagnetic data for detecting man-made objects JOURNAL OF APPLIED GEOPHYSICS Kang, S., Seol, S., Chung, Y., Kwon, H. 2013; 90: 96–109