100 years of electrical imaging


In 1912, Conrad Schlumberger (1878-1932), professor at the Ecole des Mines de Paris (now MINES Paristech), made the first electric field imaging experiment at his family house in Val Richer, in Normandy. This offered new possibilities for exploring the Earth. Over the last 100 years, electrical imaging has grown to be used in many other fields such as medical and process tomography

Objectives of the workshop

  • Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first electrical imaging experiment

  • Bring together the disparate electrical imaging communities (geophysical, medical and industrial process imaging, as well as other specialist applications)

  • Encourage interactions and knowledge transfer between the communities on image analysis and algorithm techniques

Organizing committee


Herve ChaurisHervé Chauris, Mines ParisTech, France (herve.chauris@mines-paristech.fr)

Herve Chauris is professor at MINES Paristech (Paris school of Mines) in geophysics. His is particularly interested in seismic modelling and imaging. He has developed alternative formulations for solving non-linear inverse problems, with applications related to subsurface imaging.



William Lionheart, University of Manchester, United Kingdom (bill.lionheart@manchester.ac.uk)

William  Lionheart is a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Manchester and has worked on practical and theoretical aspects of electrical and electormagnetic imaging since 1985, especially focussing on medical and industrial applications.


Andy Adler, Carleton University, Canada (adler@sce.carleton.ca)

Andy Adler is professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His primary research interest is in EIT for monitoring and imaging of breathing and vital signs. His research also focuses on inverse problem techniques for data with errors such as disconnected and displaced electrodes.