Episode 36: Image processing and machine learning

In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Nishank Saxena on advancements in image processing and machine learning. June’s The Leading Edge highlights these topics and showcases methods to achieve meaningful geological results while reducing costs and increasing speed. Nishank Saxena served as a guest editor.

Interviewee bio

Dr. Nishank Saxena works as a research petrophysicist at Shell. His interests include all aspects of theoretical and computational geophysics. Nishank also pioneered the work on generating benchmarks for the digital rock physics technology. He received his Ph.D. in geophysics and seismology from Stanford University.

SEG awarded him the J. Clarence Karcher Award in 2016. Gary Mavko, in his citation, stated, “Through his passion, creativity, and good nature, Nishank Saxena has helped to raise the bar in rock-physics research. I believe that, with Nishank and others of his generation, the future of geophysics is in good hands.”

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Interview: Nishank Saxena

Original music by Zach Bridges.

This episode was hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary. Special thanks to the SEG podcast team: Jennifer Crockett, Beth Donica, Ally McGinnis, Mick Swiney, and Adrienne White. Steve Brown, Managing Editor of The Leading Edge, helped set up the interview.

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