Bjørn Ursin received a M.Sc. (1970) from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, a Diplome ď′études approfondies (1971)
in applied mathematics at the University of Grenoble, France, and a Ph.D. (1976) in electrical engineering, also from the
Norwegian Institute of Technology. He held research management positions in the Norwegian geophysical industry, before
he in 1989 was appointed professor of applied geophysics at the Norwegian university of Science and Technology (formerly Norwegian
Institute of Technology) where he is presently professor emeritus. In 1991-1992, Ursin was a visiting professor of geophysics
at the Federal University of Bahia in Salvador, Brazil, in 2001-2002 he was a visiting scholar at Colorado School of
Mines and in 2010-2011 he was . He was associate editor of Geophysics Prospecting in 1985-1986 and editor in 1986-1989. Ursin
was assistant editor of Geophysics in 1995-1999. His research interests are in geophysical modelling, imaging and inversion,
numerical methods, signal processing and inverse theory. Ursin received the Norwegian Geophysical award in 1985, the EAEG
Conrad Schlumberger Award in 1993, the Statoil Research Prize in 2003, the Desiderius Erasmus Award for Lifelong Achievement
and Honorary membership from EAGE in 2008 and Honorary membership from the SEG in 2010. He is a member of IEEE, SIAM, the Royal
Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, a fellow of the Institute of Physics
and a member of the European Academy of Sciences.
Bjørn Ursin′s research interests are in data processing, modelling and inversion
of seismic and electromagnetic data, parameter estimation techniques
and inverse theory.