Faculty

Fred Aminzadeh
Fred Aminzadeh
Research Assistant Professor
Phone: 713-743-9951
Email: faminzadeh [at] uh [dot] edu

Dr. Fred Aminzadeh is Professor of Petroleum Engineering at University of Houston and Director of its Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning and Data Analytics for Energy Exploration and Production (AIM-DEEP) program. He serves on the Advisory Board of DOE/NETL’s SMART Initiative. He is also president of FACT (FACT-Corp.com)

Professional Experience: 

Dr. Aminzadeh has over 30 years of experience in the industry and academia. His technical expertise includes: Machine Learning, AI, Pattern Recognition, Signal Processing, Big Data, 3D/4D Seismic, Reservoir Monitoring, CO2 Sequestration, Reserves Evaluation and Microseismic. He served as the president of Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2007-2008) and represented SEG at the Unconventional Resources Technology Advisory Committee (URTAC) and the SPE Reserves Evaluation Committee (SPPE). He is Fellow of IEEE, a Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and Honorary member of Azerbaijan Oil Academy. He received Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Honorary Membership in 2018 and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Western Region Reservoir Characterization and Formation Evaluation Awards in 2014 and 2015. He previously worked in technical and management positions, including Professor of Petroleum and Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California (USC) and Executive Director of its Global Energy Network (gen.usc.edu) and Reservoir Monitoring Consortium. He was manager of geophysical technology at Unocal (now Chevron). He was also president and CEO of dGB-USA (dgbes.com) and member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories. He consulted at several National Laboratories including Lawrence Berkeley (LBNL), Lawrence Livermore (LLNL), Los Alamos (LANL), Oak Ridge (ORNL) and National Energy (NETL.) He holds 4 US patents, with another 5 pending. He has authored 15 books and over 400 publications spanning wide areas. He is also editor in chief of Journal of Sustainable Energy Engineering (JSEE).

Teaching: 

Big Data Analytics (PETR 6397)

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