Geo-Analytics and Big Data

Researchers in the department routinely work with “Big Earth Data” and maximize these datasets by applying analytical techniques such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and geostatistics. Applications include understanding and processing large seismic datasets, analysis of petroleum production, interpretation of large geochemical datasets, and the processing and analysis of remotely sensed satellite data.

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Interested in discussing the research we are working on or learning more? Please contact:

Dr. Baojun Bai

Lester R. Birbeck Endowed Professor, Petroleum Engineering

Research Interests

Water management, conformance control, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), CO2 EOR and Storage, fluid flow in porous media, and
unconventional oil and gas development.

For additional information regarding Dr. Bai's research, please visit his website, or select here for publications.

Dr. Stephen Gao

Professor, Geology and Geophysics

Research Interests

Theoretical and applied geophysics, structure and dynamics of the Earth's crust and mantle, earthquakes, seismic anisotropy, and receiver function analysis.

For additional information regarding Dr. Gao's research, please visit his website or select here for publications.

Dr. Jeremy Maurer

Assistant Professor, Geological Engineering

Research Interests

Geodesy, earthquake and fault mechanics, induced seismicity, inverse problems and modeling, uncertainty quantification, crustal deformation, and geophysical methods.

For more information regarding Dr. Maurer's research, please visit his website, or select here for publications.

Dr. Ryan Smith

Assistant Professor, Geological Engineering

Research Interests

Groundwater resources, remote sensing, airborne and ground-based geophysics, physics-based modeling, and machine learning.

For additional information regarding Dr. Smith's research, please visit his website, and view his publications here.

Dr. Mingzhen Wei

Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering

Research Interests

Reservoir simulation, data mining, unconventional resources, and enhanced oil recovery.

For additional information regarding Dr. Wei's research, please see her website, or select here for publications.