Ka Wai Helen Lau
Skills & Education


Ph.D. in Geological Oceanography, Dalhousie University (2005)
B.Sc. Honors Geophysics (geological), The University of Western Ontario (1998)

Special Skills and Knowledge

  • Experienced in MCS data processing, noise attenuation, interpretation, and pre-stack depth migration using Paradigm Focus, Omega2, i2i, ProMAX, Claritas, Seismic Unix, Seiswork and Kingdom Suite, on complex sedimentary and basement structures.
  • Experienced in FAST, RAYINVR and Seiswide to model wide-angle data from ocean bottom seismometers.
  • Investigated extensional processes on volcanic and non-volcanic rifted continental margins. Specialized in Grand Banks/Newfoundland Basin region and North Sea region.
  • Skilled in manipulating and displaying navigation and gridded dataset with GMT (Generic Mapping Tool).
  • Skilled in shell scripting and programming in C, Python and Matlabs. Familiar with Unix, Linux and Windows.
  • Experienced in giving presentation using Powerpoint.
  • Experienced in OpenOffice, MSWord, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Inkscape and Corel Draw for desktop publishing.
  • Proficiency in oral and written usage of English and Chinese.