Resume of Dr. Jay J. Pulli

Fairfax, VA, USA

Russian submarine explosion recorded at ARCESS


Thirty years of experience in seismology, acoustics, signal processing and computer modeling for a variety of government customers including DARPA, Air Force, DOE, Army, SERDP, DIA, Navy, FBI & NRC, as well as private companies. Technologies include seismic reflection, refraction, and crosswell tomography; image processing, digital photography and image enhancement; pattern recognition and classification, neural networks. Operating system experience includes UNIX, SunOS, MacOS & Windows. Most scientific programing done in the MATLAB environment with a variety of Toolboxes. Software experience includes Photoshop, PageMaker, MS Office, Quark and numerous other desktop publishing and graphics programs. Have created dozens of web sites using html, Javascript, CSS, Forms and XML. Author/co-author of over 40 publications in the fields of seismology and acoustics. Internationally recognized photographer. DOD Top Secret clearance.


1983: PhD in Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1975: BS in Physics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA


1997-Present: Division Scientist, BBN Technologies, Arlington, VA. A member of the Sensor Systems & Technologies Department, conducts research in sesimology and acoustics including...

1994-Present: Partner, Elohi Geophysics, Inc., Houston, TX. EGI designs, builds, sells & leases swept frequency seismic sources for shallow surface and borehole seismic surveys. These sources have been used for surveys at a variety of sites including DOE's Hanford Reservation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Dover Air Force Base.

1987-1997: Principal Scientist, Radix Systems, Inc., Rockville, MD. Conducted numerous R&D projects in the areas of seismology and acoustics including...

1985-1987: Research Seismologist, SAIC, Arlington, VA. Working at DARPA's Center for Seismic Studies (now the Center for Monitoring Research), conducted research for its Nuclear Monitoring Research Office in the areas of seismic discrimination, event identification, seismic array signal processing, and attenuation. Developed software for seismic signal analysis, and interacted with international scientists on it's use.

Summer 1979: Research Associate, Gulf Science & Technology Co., Harmarville, PA. Conducted research in the use of shear waves for seismic reflection, focusing on attenuation estimation and the analysis of field data from San Miguel, TX.

1977-1985: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. As Group Leader for the Seismic Safety Group, conducted and managed research in network seismology, seismic risk, ground motion estimation, attenuation, and signal processing. He also conducted numerous field experiments to measure crustal structure and earthquake aftershocks. He was also an advisor to the Massachusetts Civil Defense Agency on seismic risk estimation.

1975-1977: Research Assistant, Weston Observatory of Boston College, Weston, MA. As a graduate research assistant, conducted research in network seismology, earthquake locations, and field seismic studies using local quarry blasts as seismic sources for refraction experiments.