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Professor Alain C. Gringarten

Professor Gringarten is Emeritus professor of petroleum engineering and Senior Research Investigator at Imperial College in London. Before joining Imperial in 1997, he held a variety of senior technical and management positions with Scientific Software-Intercomp (1983-1997); Schlumberger (1978-1982); and the French Geological Survey (1973-1977); and was a Miller Research Fellow at the University of California in Berkeley, USA, from 1970 to 1972. His research interests include fissured fluid-bearing formations; fractured wells; gas condensate and volatile oil reservoirs; high and low enthalpy geothermal energy; hot dry rocks; and radioactive waste disposal. He holds MSc and PhD degrees in petroleum engineering from Stanford University, USA; and an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris, France. The author of over 100 scientific publications, he was the recipient of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) North Sea Service Award for 2009, the SPE Cedric K. Ferguson certificate for 2005, the SPE John Franklin Carll award for 2003 and the SPE Formation Evaluation Award for 2001. A member of SPE since 1969, he was elected a Distinguished Member in 2002 and a Honorary Member in 2009. He was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2003-2004.

Tim Whittle

Tim Whittle graduated with a degree in Engineering Science from Cambridge University in 1979 and joined Flopetrol – a well testing company. Having gained field experience and developed pressure derivative analysis methods, he moved into consulting roles performing reservoir engineering and pressure transient analysis studies as well as teaching and developing software. For the last ten years, he worked at BG Group (now Shell) where his last role was Chief Reservoir Engineering Advisor and Group Technical Authority in Well Testing and Pressure Transient Analysis. A SPE Distinguished lecturer (2010-11), he is now an independent consultant and Visiting Professor at Imperial College where his research interest is Multi-well Deconvolution.

Dr Jonathan Cumming

Jonathan A. Cumming is Lecturer in Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University and Director of SMCU. His research interests include statistical methods for well-test analysis, uncertainty analysis of complex models, statistical computation, and dimension reduction. He holds a BSc degree in Computer Science & Mathematics and a PhD in Statistics from Durham University.


Dr Ian Jermyn

Ian Jermyn received a BA Honours degree (First Class) in Physics from Oxford University, and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Manchester, UK. After working as a postdoc at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, he studied for and received a PhD in Computer Vision from the Computer Science department of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He then joined the Ariana research group at Inria Sophia Antipolis, first as a postdoctoral researcher, and then as a Senior Research Scientist. Since September 2010, he has been Reader in Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University. His research concerns statistical geometry: the statistical modelling of shape and geometric structure, particularly using random fields with complex interactions and Riemannian geometry. This work is motivated by problems of shape and texture modelling in image processing, computer vision, and computer graphics. Using a Bayesian approach, it has been extensively applied to different types of images, including biological and remote sensing imagery. He is also interested in information geometry as applied to inference.

Professor Kim Parker

Professor Kim Parker is Emeritus Professor of Physiological Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial. He trained at Princeton University as an aeronautical engineer specialising in combustion and rocketry, followed by experience in the Mechanics Department at Johns Hopkins University, but has been studying various aspects of haemodynamics and physiological mechanics since joining the Physiological Flow Studies Unit at IC over 30 years ago. His work in haemodynamics has included the analysis of the wave nature of flow in the arteries, the haemodynamics of the heart and the coupling of flow from the heart to the arteries, and the experimental and theoretical study of the mechanics of the deep veins of the calf. His work in connective tissue mechanics has included study of the deformation of the red-blood cell membrane, the osmotic pressure in cartilage and the physicochemical properties of elastin.