Schedule at EAGE Annual 2019

Meet me at the EAGE Annual 2019

It’s the time of the year. The large applied geoscientists conference is coming up, the EAGE Annual Meeting. This year the EAGE is coming to London. I’ll be there as well and I’ll have a couple of speaking engagements, I’d like to invite you along to.

Hackathon and Sprint

I love the newly created ritual of creating an off-brand hackathon accompanying the EAGE annual event. This year, Agile* stepped down as an organizer, but still stepped up as a sponsor for the London hack.

I am planning to work on two general projects. On June first, there is a global TensorFlow Docs Sprint that I want to spend some time on.

But mainly I would like to work on the subsurface package, we started working on at Transform 2019. It will be a central package at the subsurface geoscience Python stack. So, maybe join in the fun?

Monday Workshop

I’ll present work from my collaboration with ETLP Team at Heriot Watt University on including physics in the neural network architecture. I think Lukas Mosser, Olivier Dubrule, Mark Thompson, and Duncan Irving have put a lot of thought in this event. I’m looking forward to an insightful and inspiring event. Just take a look at the (abridged) description:

📝 The workshop will discuss recently developed applications of ML, and the challenges and opportunities associated with the development of these applications in the petroleum industry. The first half of the workshop will include:

  • Speed Posters
  • Where Artificial Intelligence and DL are going in the industry (digital leaders / major operators)
  • Technical presentations (petroleum companies / academia)

The second half of the workshop will be dedicated to:

  • Recent industry initiatives on data availability, open communities, cloud computing and training
  • Perspectives from outside the industry
  • Structured, themed and interactive exchanges with the audience.

My talk will be focusing on:

Including Physics in Deep Learning

An example from 4D seismic pressure saturation inversion

Geoscience data often have to rely on strong priors in the face of uncertainty. Additionally, we often try to detect or model anomalous sparse data that can appear as an outlier in machine learning models. These are classic examples of imbalanced learning. Approaching these problems can benefit from including prior information from physics models or transforming data to a beneficial domain. We show an example of including physical information in the architecture of a neural network as prior information. We go on to present noise injection at training time to successfully transfer the network from synthetic data to field data.

Check it out on ArXiv and come to the workshop.

Tuesday and Wednesday Career Advice

Someone thought it’s a good idea for me to be on a stage and give career advice. I find this relatively funny, as I’m mainly bumbling my way around science, while being pleasant to work with. If you’d like to hear me speak anyways, come by the EAGE Career Advice Center.

On Tuesday, June 4th at 10:00, I hope to have a conversation on

Non-linear careers: Leveraging social media to build a career that matters

On Wednesday, June 5th around lunchtime at 12:30, we’ll chat around

Making sense of AI for a career in a changing industry

I’ll see you at ExCel in London!

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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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