Monthly Archives: April 2021

CSH-SEG Spring Symposium-Data Science and Geophysics: How Machine Learning and AI will Change Our Industry, April 27-28

Announcement from CSH-SEG:
The symposium will be held over two days and will consist of a keynote address, multiple speakers each day, and two exciting lunchtime events. The first will be our traditional SEG Student Challenge Bowl competition. This will be held online and will feature the traditional battle between student geophysicists to be crowned the winner of the GSH Challenge Bowl and to earn a place at the Challenge Bowl finals at the SEG Annual Meeting in the fall! The second event will be the announcement of the winners of the Machine Learning Competition being run by the Data Science & Machine Learning SIG and will include an overview of the competition challenge, the announcement of the winner, and a presentation by the winning entry.  

Keynote Speaker:
Jake Umbriaco, Digital Platform and Services Manager, Subsurface – Chevron  
Confirmed speakers and topics include:
Aria Abubaker, Schlumberger Machine Learning for Geoscience Applications
Satinder Chopra, SamiGeo Some Machine Learning Applications for Seismic Facies Classification
Hugo Garcia, Geoteric Automated Fault Detection from 3D Seismic using Artificial Intelligence
Elive Menyoli, Emerson Wavefield Separation via Principle Component Analysis and Deep learning in the Local Angle Domain
Tom Smith, Geophysical Insights The Scientific Universe from Square One to SOM
Yuting Duan, Shell Estimation of Time-lapse Timeshifts using Machine Learning
Jon Downton, CGG Predicting Reservoir Properties from Seismic and Well Data using Deep Neural Networks
Wenyi Hu, AGT & UH Progressive Transfer Learning for Low Frequency Prediction in FWI  
Learn More and Register here

PCS-SEG Luncheon Lecture – CSUB Graduate Students – Kari Hochstatter, Cindy Rodriguez & Craig Hulsey

We are pleased to have our next technical luncheon on Thursday, April 8th at noon. This virtual luncheon will be held through Zoom.

This month is a special session featuring three speakers from the graduate geology program at Cal State Bakersfield. Typically, our society hosts an annual poster session with CSUB’s geology students. With the Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the society has decided to invite a handful of Master’s candidates to present brief virtual talks on their current research. The speakers and titles of their talks are listed below.

Additionally, the society will be awarding our annual field camp scholarship to this year’s CSUB Outstanding Geology Student.


Kari Hochstatter – “X-ray Diffraction Mineralogic Analyses on Core Samples of the San Joaquin Basin, California: A Pilot Study for Kaolinite to Dickite Diagenesis”

Kari Hochstatter Abstract & Bio

Cindy Rodriguez – “The Impact of the 2016 Erskine Fire on Soil Properties”

Cindy Rodriguez Abstract & Bio

Craig Hulsey – “Geochemical Analysis of a New Lunar Meteorite and Connection to Lunar Source Terrain”

Craig Hulsey Abstract & Bio

Please register here and a Zoom link for the event will be sent to you the evening of April 7th

Registrations are closed for this event