Joint HGS TAMU General Dinner: The Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications in Geology

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Monday, December 10
ROOM • Norris Conference Center • 816 Town and Country Blvd #210
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Social Hour 5:30–6:30 pm
Dinner 6:30–7:30 pm, Presentation 7:30- 9:00 pm
Member/Emeritus/ Honorary Life- $40.00 Non-Member- $45.00 Student- $15.00
WALKUPS: $45.00

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Speaker: Dr. Edward Jones
Company: Texas A&M University


The Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications in Geology

The science of geology has a long history.  It forms the basis for traditional geological metrics, such as predicting oil production from shale wells from geologic and completion rate parameters.  In the past, calculations were driven from first-order geological principles developed using physical models.  In some cases, these relationships were developed from established linear regression models.

Nowadays geologists are learning to make use of more advanced techniques originally developed for Artificial Intelligence applications, and now modified for solving geological and petroleum problems.  These include cluster analysis, artificial neural networks, decision trees text mining, and many resampling methods such as random forests and ensemble models.

This talk describes the cross-over between some of the AI algorithms and modern geological metrics.  The techniques are described in the contest of AI and then illustrated using problems associated with forecasting oil production from geological and well attributes.


Dr. Jones is currently Executive Professor of Statistics at Texas A&M University and Academic Director of the MS Analytics Degree.  In that capacity, he teaches data mining and text analytics, and provides expertise in business analytics and quality assurance to fortune 500 companies.  His clients include the Dept. of Treasury, Chevron, IBM, Motorola, and Texas Instruments. 

He received a PhD degree in Statistics from Virginia Tech and a B.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University - Commerce.  He also has hands on experience developing statistical and data mining software for companies in Silicon Valley and IMSL, the International Mathematical and Statistics Library.

He has taught computer programming and has extensive experience programming in Python, SAS, Java and C.


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Instructions to Norris Conf. Center:

The Norris Conference Center is on the Second (2nd) Floor, and cannot be seen from the street. From Town and Country Blvd, turn west at Plaza Way and go past "Kendra Scott" store to STOP sign.  Turn right = North and go to Level 3 of the parking structure.The parking structure can also be reached from the northbound Beltway 8 frontage road. Turn into the driveway that is 0.33 mi. north of Kimberley Ln., just before the Amegy Bank sign.

December 10th, 2018 5:30 PM   through   9:00 PM
Norris Conference Center
816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210
Houston, TX 77024
United States
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HGS member $ 40.00
Non-member $ 45.00
Emeritus/Honorary Life $ 40.00
Student $ 15.00
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