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14 Oct 2021

Episode 129: Improving and reducing biases with a novel theory


Henning Hoeber discusses a new tool for rock physics in his recent paper published in September's The Leading Edge.

In this episode, Henning explains the theory of omitted variable bias (OVB) and its connection to rock physics, why OVB hasn't appeared before in the geoscience literature, how OVB helps geophysicists understand biases in models, the real-world implications for improving a bias model, and how he will apply OVB to his future research. 

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Biography

Henning Hoeber is Research Principal at CGG and Visiting Professor at Heriot-Watt University. He has over 20 years of experience in seismic imaging, i.e. time-lapse and reservoir physics. He works with Ph.D. students as a Visiting Professor at Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh. He is the co-author of Compendium of Theoretical Physics (Springer) and 3 SEG reprint volumes on elastic wave theory and diffraction imaging.

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Original music by Zach Bridges. 

This episode was hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary at 51 features, LLC. Thank you to the SEG podcast team: Ted Bakamjian, Kathy Gamble, and Ally McGinnis.

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