The biography of Valery Gelfand (paper S 4.1, p. 474), was not included in SEG's compilation of Abstracts and Biographies which was sold at the convention. Dr. Gelfand's biography is presented below.
Valery A. Gelfand received the degree of mining geophysics from the Moscow Oil Institute in 1960 and a Ph.D. in geophysics in 1979. His professional career includes a wide range of interests — from deep seismic sounding to borehole investigations. From 1960 until 1973 he worked for Geophysical Enterprises in the USSR and Poland. From 1973 until 1981 he was in the research group of the Ministry of Oil Industry, USSR. He has published 18 papers and holds one U.S. and two USSR patents. Currently, Dr. Gelfand is a senior research geophysicist with Western Geophysical Co. He is a member of SEG.