Armando Espindola

Ph.D. Students


Research Interests

My main interest in computational seismology is to improve the understanding of the Earth’s interior by employing state-of-the-art seismic tomography techniques. I utilize numerical methods and HPC (High-Performance Computing) to solve seismic wave propagation in heterogeneous media and waveform seismic adjoint tomography. Currently, I am working on anelastic seismic tomography to study the trade-off between elastic and anelastic inversions in a global real setup.

Selected Publications

  • Espindola-Carmona, A., Orsvuran, R., Peter, D., Ciardelli, C., Bozdag, E., Magnoni, F., ... & Casarotti, E. (2021, December). Investigating trade-offs in anelastic full-waveform inversions for regional-to global-scale models. In American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2021.
  • Espindola‐Carmona, A., Peter, D., & Ortiz‐Aleman, C. (2021). Crustal and Upper‐Mantle Structure Below Central and Southern Mexico. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth126(6), e2020JB020906.
  • Espindola-Carmona, A., Valero Cano, E., & Peter, D. B. (2020, December). A systematic study of seismic moment tensor inversions using a 3-D structural model: application to Central and Southern Mexico. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2020, pp. S048-03).
  • Espindola-Carmona, A., & Peter, D. B. (2018, December). Impact of surface topography on full-waveform tomography for Central Mexico. In AGU Fall Meeting 2018. AGU.


  • 2017 M.Sc., Earth Science, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) (Mexico)
  • 2015 B.Eng., Geophysics, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) (Mexico)