14 MarEarth Science and Engineering Graduate SeminarLeveraging Human Visual System Modeling and Machine Learning in Computational Seismic Interpretation
Leveraging Human Visual System Modeling and Machine Learning in Computational Seismic Interpretation
  • Prof. Ghassan AlRegib
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • 04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
  • Lecture Hall 1 (2322), Engineering and Science Hall (Building 9)
2018-03-14T16:152018-03-14T17:15Asia/RiyadhLeveraging Human Visual System Modeling and Machine Learning in Computational Seismic InterpretationLecture Hall 1 (2322), Engineering and Science Hall (Building 9)Karema S. Alaseef

Abstract: Understanding Earth's subsurface structures has been and continues to be an essential component of various applications such as environmental monitoring, carbon sequestration, and oil and gas exploration. By viewing the seismic volumes that are generated through the processing of recorded seismic traces, researchers successfully utilized advanced image processing and computer vision algorithms to effectively analyze and understand Earth's subsurface structures. In this talk, I will first summarize the recent advances in this direction. Second, I will discuss the challenges in utilizing recent machine learning strategies for seismic interpretation. Third, I will highlight some of the successful machine learning work my group has worked on for the past five years. In particular, I will talk in detail about two applications that were first introduced by our group, namely retrieval and labeling. 

Bio: [www.ghassanalregib.com]

Prof. AlRegib is currently a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research group is the Omni Lab for Intelligent Visual Engineering and Science (OLIVES).  In 2012, he was named the Director of Georgia Tech's Center for Energy and Geo Processing (CeGP). He is a faculty member of the Center for Signal and Information Processing (CSIP). He also served as the Director of Georgia Tech's Initiatives and Programs in MENA between 2012 and 2017. He has authored and co-authored more than 170 articles in international journals and conference proceedings. He has been issued several U.S. patents and invention disclosures. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Prof. AlRegib received the ECE Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award in 2001 and both the CSIP Research and the CSIP Service Awards in 2003. In 2008, he received the ECE Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award. In 2017, he received the 2017 Denning Faculty Award for Global Engagement.

Prof. AlRegib participated in man service activities within IEEE ranging from Area Chair, Area Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine to Technical Program Chair of GlobalSIP and ICIP. His group organized the First IEEE VIP Cup in 2017.

His research group is working on projects related to machine learning, image and video processing, image and video understanding, seismic imaging, perception in visual data processing, healthcare intelligence, and video analytics. Applications range from Autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation to energy exploration and automated manufacturing.

Prof. AlRegib has provided services and consultation to several firms, companies, and international educational and R&D organizations. He has been a witness expert in a number of patents infringement cases.


  • Karema S. Alaseef