Michael Lamoureux

Faculty Professor

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Professor Emeritus

Department of Mathematics and Statistics


University of California at Berkeley, 1988


Stanford University, 1983


University of Alberta, 1982

Contact information


Office : MS514

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Functional analysis
  • C*-dynamical systems
  • C*-algebras
  • Non-self-adjoint operator algebras
  • Noncommutative Geometry
  • Mathematics of wave propagation and seismic imaging
  • Numerical methods and applications to geophysics
  • Numerical PDEs
  • Jupyter notebooks for teaching and research

Supervised students

Da Li (PhD)
Kieran Li (PhD)
RJ Vestrum (MSc)

Heather Hardeman (PhD - completed 2019)
Ebarhim Gandepour (PDF - completed 2018)
Hormoz Izadi (PhD - Geoscience, 2020)
Pooyan Shrivani Ghomi (PhD - completed 2015)
Ryan Hamilton (PDF - completed 2014)
Ben Wards (PhD - Geoscience)
Vladimir Zubov (PDF - completed 2014)


Books and book chapters

  • G.F. Margrave, M.P. Lamoureux, Numerical Methods of Exploration Seismology, Cambridge University Press, 2019.
  • M.P. Lamoureux, Using Syzygy, an eBook on the use of the Syzygy computational service. Published online by PIMS. http://intro.syzygy.ca, 2016.
  • P.C. Gibson, M.P. Lamoureux, G.F. Margrave, Representation of Linear Operators by Gabor Multipliers, in "Excursions in Harmonic Analysis: The February Fourier Talks at the Norbert Wiener Center," Applied and Numerical Harmonic Analysis, Birkhauser, 2013.
  • H. Feichtinger, B.Helffer, M. Lamoureux, N. Lerner, J. Toft, Pseudo-Differential Operators, Springer Lecture Notes in Mathematics, Vol 1949, 2008.

Journal papers

  • E. Ghaderpour, W. Liao, M.P. Lamoureux, Antileakage least squares spectral analysis for data regularization and random noise attenuation, Geophysics, 2018, Volume 83, no.3, pp. V157-V170.
  • P.C. Gibson, M.P. Lamoureux, Constructive solutions to Polya-Shur problems, Journal of Functional Analysis, 2015, Volume 269, Iss. 10, pp. 3264–3281.
  • M. Anton, M.P. Lamoureux, 3D printing of mathematical objects, Pi in the Sky, 2015, Issue 19.
  • M.P. Lamoureux, Sweet sixteen - a mathematician’s view, Pi in the Sky, 2015, Issue 18.
  • M.P. Lamoureux, Outer functions and the real world, Canadian Mathematical Society Notes, 2012, Volume 44, No. 1.
  • P.C. Gibson, M.P. Lamoureux, Identification of minimum-phase-preserving linear operators on the half-line, Inverse Problems 2012, Volume 28 No. 6.
  • P.C. Gibson, M.P. Lamoureux, G.F. Margrave, Outer preserving linear operators, Journal of Functional Analysis, Volume 261, Issue 9, 2011 November, pp. 2656 -- 2668.
  • D. Zhang, M.P. Lamoureux, G.F. Margrave, E. Cherkaev, Rational approximation for estimation of quality Q factor and phase velocity in linear, viscoelastic, isotropic media, Computational Geosciences, Volume 15, Issue 1, 2011 January, pp. 117 -- 133.
  • G.F. Margrave, M.P. Lamoureux, D. C. Henley, Gabor deconvolution: Estimating reflectivity by nonstationary deconvolution of seismic data, Geophysics, Volume 76, 2011 May, pp. 15 -- 30.
  • D. Zhang, E. Cherkaev, M.P. Lamoureux, Stieltjes representation of the 3D Bruggeman effective medium and Pade approximation, Applied Mathematics and Computations, Volume 217, Issue 17, 2011 May, pp. 7092 -- 7107.
  • M.E. Potter, M. Lamoureux, M.D. Nauta, An FDTD scheme on a face-centered-cubic (FCC) grid for the solution of the wave equation, Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 230, Issue 15, 2011 May, pp. 6169 -- 6183.
  • A.P. Lamoureux, M.P. Lamoureux, M.P., Primes from Fractions, PIMS: Pi in the Sky, 2010, Issue 14, pp. 8-11.
  • M.P. Lamoureux, Euler, infinite sums, and the zeta function, PIMS: Pi in the Sky, 2008, issue 11, pp. 16--18.
  • M.P. Lamoureux, J. Mingo, On the characteristic polynomial of the almost Mathieu operator, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 2007, vol. 135, no. 10,  pp. 3205--3215.
  • P.C. Gibson, M.P. Lamoureux, G.F. Margrave, Stockwell and Wavelet Transforms, Journal of Fourier Analysis and Applications, Vol 12 No 6, 2006 December, pp 713-721.
  • C. Hogan, G.F. Margrave, M.P. Lamoureux, Stabilizing explicit w-x migration using locally WKBJ operators, Journal of Seismic Exploration 2006, vol 15, no 3, pp 273-283.
  • G.F. Margrave, H.D. Geiger, S. Al-Saleh, M.P. Lamoureux, Improving explicit seismic depth migration with a stabilizing Wiener filter and spatial resampling, Geophysics 2006, Volume 71, S111-S120.
  • Margrave, G. F., Geiger, H. D., Al-Saleh, S. M., Lamoureux, M. P., 2005, A stable, accurate, and efficient approach to explicit depth migration, CSEG Recorder, 30, no. 9 (2005 September), pp. 22-26.
  • P.C. Gibson, M.P. Lamoureux, 2004, Maximally symmetric, minimally redundant partitions of unity in the plane, C. R. Math. Acad. Sci. Soc. R. Can. 26 , no. 3, pp. 65--72.
  • Akers, B., Bohun, S., Gibson, P., Hofinger, A., Lamoureux, M., Lobb, J., Mawby, B., Roberts, M., 2004, General statistical design of an experimental problem for harmonics, Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly 2004 Vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 415--437.
  • M.P. Lamoureux, Seismic image analysis using local spectra, Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly, 2005, Vol. 13, No. 3, 235-248.
  • Aggarwala, Rita and Lamoureux, Michael. Folding distributions for order statistics 33.2 2004. 309 - 320.
  • Aggarwala, Rita and Lamoureux, Michael. Moments of Order Statistics From Even to Odd Sample Sizes 33.2 2004. 293 - 308.
  • Aggarwala, Rita and Lamoureux, Michael. Inverting the Pascal matrix plus one 109.4 2002.
  • Margrave, Gary, Ferguson, R. J. and Lamoureux, Michael. Approximate Fourier integral wavefield extrapolators for heterogeneous, anisotropic media 10.2 2002.
  • Aggarwala, Rita, Lamoureux, Michael and Powojowski, M. . Statistical design in tire manufacturing 10.2 2002. 179-197.
  • Donsig, Allan P., Hopenwasser, Alan , Hudson, Timothy D., Lamoureux, Michael and Solel, Baruch . Meet irreducible ideals in direct limit algebras 87.1 2000. 27-63.
  • Lamoureux, Michael. Reflections on the almost Mathieu operator 28.1 1997.
  • Lamoureux, Michael. The topology of ideals in some triangular AF-algebras 37.1 1997.
  • Lamoureux, Michael. Ideals in some continuous nonselfadjoint crossed product algebras 142.1 1996. 211-248.
  • Lamoureux, Michael. Nest representations and dynamical systems 114.2 1993. 467-492.
  • Lamoureux, Michael. Analytic automorphisms of a field of compacts 28.1 1992. 79-91.
  • Lamoureux, Michael. Analytic isomorphisms of transformation group C*-algebras 42.4 1990.
  • Lamoureux, Michael. The Poorman's transformation on Hilbert space 12.6 1990.
  • Lamoureux, Michael and Wolkowicz, H. . Numerical decomposition of a convex function 47.1 1985. 51-64.


  • Ghaderpour, Ebrahim, Liao, Wenyuan, Lamoureux, Michael, Li, Da and Pagiatakis, Spiros D. Anti-leakage least-squares spectral analysis for data regularization 2017.

Journal articles - peer reviewed

  • Ghaderpour, Ebrahim, Liao, Wenyuan and Lamoureux, Michael. "Antileakage least-squares spectral analysis for seismic data regularization and random noise attenuation". Geophysics 83.3 (2018): V157-V170. Print.