On Optimization Techniques for the One-Dimensional Seismic Problem

An optimization code is being developed by the Numerical Optimization Group at UTEP that is to be used with the Hole's Algorithm for solving one-dimensional seismic travel time tomography problem. The new code will offer the use of restrictions in material properties and parameters by applying Interior-Point Methodology. The current Hole's algorithm does not incorporate such restrictions explicitly in the formulation of the nonlinear least squares problem. Our goal is to incorporate our optimization algorithms into the Hole's algorithm. This work is being funded by NSF CyberShare Crest Center, Grant No. HRD-0734825.

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