Fred Hilterman is Chief Scientist at Geokinetics Data Processing and a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Houston (UH). He has taught CE courses on various seismic-related subjects for AAPG, SEG and UH since the 1970s. Fred has published approximately 100 articles and abstracts, mostly related to seismic wave propagation and amplitude interpretation. Fred received a Professional Engineering Degree (1963) and Ph.D. in geophysics from Colorado School of Mines. He worked at Mobil Oil Company for 10 years, then a Professor at UH until 1981, at which time he co-founded Geophysical Development Corporation. Fred is a longstanding member of GSH, SEG, EAGE and AAPG, and has served in many capacities for each, including AAPG and SEG Distinguished Lecturer, SEG Distinguished Instructor, SEG President, and Technical and General Chair of SEG Annual Meetings. He received the SEG Best Paper Award and Best Presentation Award; the CSM VanDiest Gold Medal and Distinguished Alumni Medal; the SEG Virgil Kauffman Gold Medal, Cecil Green Enterprise Award, Maurice Ewing Award; and, Honorary Memberships in SEG and GSH.