DR. WALTER S. LYNN has over 33 years experience in the oil and gas industry specializing in seismic data processing and software development. During the 1980's, he worked with the R&D Department at Western Geophysical helping to solve acquisition and data processing problems associated with the explosive growth of 3D seismic exploration. During the 1990's, Walt oversaw the technical development for a large seismic contractor and later took over as President of PGS Data Processing. After leaving PGS in 2002, Walt has returned to his true passions - applied geophysical research and teaching. His multi-faceted experience over his career has involved him in geophysical problems in areas throughout the world. For the past decade, he has concentrated on the geophysical challenges associated with unconventional reservoir. He received a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University, an M.S. in Geophysics from Oregon State University and an A.B. in Geology and Geophysics from Princeton.