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LIU Youshan
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
  • Youshan Liu
    Associate Professor of Geophysics
    State Key Laboratory of Lithospheric Evolution
  • Education:
    09/2000-07/2015 Ph.D., Geophysics, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China
    09/2006-07/2000 B.S., Applied Geophysics, Chang’an University, P.R. China
  • Working Experiences:
    01/2018-now Associate Professor, Geophysics, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    07/2015-01/2018 Post-doctoral Fellow, Geology, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Interests:
  1. Seismic wavefield modeling using the finite and spectral element methods
  2. Waveform inversion
  3. Least-squares reverse time migration
  4. Imaging the structures of the crust and mantle
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Supported Projects:
  1. 2017-2019 National Natural Science Foundation of China
  2. 2017-2018 China Postdoctoral Science Foundation

Selected Publication:
  1. Liu Youshan, Teng Jiwen, Xu Tao, Badal José. 2017. Higher-order triangular spectral element method with optimized cubature points for seismic wavefield modeling. Journal of Computational Physics, 336: 458-480.
  2. Liu Youshan, Teng Jiwen, Xu Tao, Wang Yanghua, Liu Qinya, Badal José. 2017. Robust time-domain full waveform inversion with normalzied zero-lag cross-correlation objective function. Geophysical Journal International, 209: 106-122.
  3. Liu Youshan, Teng Jiwen, Xu Tao, Badal José, Liu Qinya, Zhou Bing. 2017. Effects of conjugate gradient methods and step-length formulas on the multiscale full full waveform inversion in time domain: numerical experiments. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 174: 1983-2006.
  4. Liu Youshan, Teng Jiwen, Xu Tao, Bai Zhiming, Lan Haiqiang, Badal José. 2016. An efficient step-length formula for correlative least-squares reverse time migration. Geophysics, 81(4): S221-S238.
  5. Liu Youshan, Teng Jiwen, Lan Haiqiang, Si Xiang, Ma Xueying. 2014. A comparative study of finite element and spectral element methods in seismic wavefield modeling. Geophysics, 79(2): T91-T104.
  6. Gu Bingluo, Liu Youshan, Li Zhiyuan, Ma Xiaona, Liang Guanghe. 2014. An excitation potential imaging condition for elastic reverse time migration. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 108: 124-139.
  7. Gu Bingluo, Liu Youshan, Ma Xiaona, Li Zhiyuan, Liang Guanghe. 2014. A modified excitation amplitude imaging condition for prestack reverse time migration. Exploration Geophysics, 46: 359-370.
  8. Song Penghan, Zhang Xuemei, Liu Youshan, Teng Jiwen. 2017. Moho imaging based on receiver function analysis with teleseismic wavefield reconstruction: Application to South China. Tectonophysics, 718(30): 118-131.
  9. Huang Xiaolin, Qi Shengwen, Liu Youshan, Zhan Zhifa. 2015. Stress wave propagation through viscous-elastic jointed rock masses using propagator matrix method (PMM). Geophysical Journal International, 200: 452-470.
  10. Zhang Minghui, Xu Tao, Bai Zhiming, Liu Youshan, Hou Jue, Yu Guiping. 2017. Ray tracing of turning wave in elliptically anisotropic media with an irregular surface. Earthq. Sci., 30(5-6): 219-228.
  11. Lan Haiqiang, Chen Jingyi, Zhang Zhongjie, Liu Youshan, Zhao Jianguo, Shi Ruiqi. 2016. Application of a perfectly matched layer in seismic wavefield simulation with irregular free surface. Geophysical Prospecting, 64: 112-128.
  12. Lan Haiqiang, Zhang Zhongjie, Chen Jingyi, Liu Youshan. 2014. Reverse time migration from irregular surface by flattening surface topography. Tectonophysics, 627: 26-37.
  13. Liu Shaolin, Li Xiaofan, Wang Wenshuai, Liu Youshan. 2014. A mixed-grid finite element method with PML absorbing boundary conditions for seismic wave modelling. Journal of Geophysical Engineering, 11(5): 055009.
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