Hide & Seek – Friday Faves

This week was a special week, as the SEG Annual Meeting 2019 in San Antonio was in full progress and the FORCE hackathon in Stavanger with an accompanying Symposium is in full progress. Here are my highlights of the week, that I’d like to share with you.


I talked to some contacts that visited SEG. GANs seem to be in full force. Physics-based ML is really hot. Generalization, benchmarks and meaningful metrics in geoscience are a problem holding the industry and research back. Satyakee Sen has written a nice summary on LinkedIn that deserves more eyes:

Interesting Post by Satyakee Sen

In the context of physics-based ML, you may also enjoy one of my more recent preprints here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.02254

Machine Learning

Say what you will about OpenAI (for example the irony of the “Open”), the following video describing how agents learn the game hide & seek through reinforcement learning is both adorable and informative:


I organize both my life and my Ph.D. in an app called Notion. I happily paid for it, but they recently made Notion available to educators and students for free. Notion did, in fact, replace Evernote for me, after they upped their prices to an unreasonable amount.

If you sign up through my link, you’ll get an extra 5$ in credit, and I’ll get a small kickback as well: https://www.notion.so/

I already had an account and had to change my email to my student email. The official Notion announcement explains how to join the Educators plan.

Check the full announcement here: https://www.notion.so/notion/Notion-for-students-teachers-adc631df15ee4ab9a7a33dd50f4c16fe

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... is a geophysicist by heart. He works at the intersection of machine learning and geoscience. He is the founder of The Way of the Geophysicist and a deep learning enthusiast. Writing mostly about computational geoscience and interesting bits and pieces relevant to post-grad life.

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