William S. Harlan completed a B.S. in geophysics at Texas A&M University in 1981 under an SEG scholarship, and worked periodically as a seismic interpreter for Conoco. He received an M.S. and Ph.D in geophysics from Stanford University in 1984 and 1986 while a member of the Stanford Exploration Project. He investigated inversion topics at the Institut Français du Pétrole in 1984. During 1986 and 1987, he taught geophysical signal processing at Tsinghua University and worked with researchers at the Geophysical Research Institute in China. During 1988 and 1989 he developed processing software for the EEC at the Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale in Trieste, Italy. From 1989 to 1996, Bill was a researcher with Conoco in Ponca City, Oklahoma, in the Theoretical Geophysics and Seismic Processing Development groups. In 1996, Bill joined the Landmark Graphics Denver office (formerly Advance Geophysical) to develop new seismic processing and interpretation software. He was a longtime member of the SEG and a Geophysics editor for tomography and inversion. Retired in 2019. Here's a bibliography from SEG and EAEG publications, and some old SEP papers.

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