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     Akhilesh Kumar Verma

Ph.D. fromIIT Kharagpur - Department of Geology and Geophysics
Supervisor(s)  Prof. William K. Mohanty and Prof. Aurobinda Routray
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2010 :: Completed in 2015
Address108, Brij Vatika, Near- 7 No. Chauraha, Jagatpura, Jaipur- 203017
Phone09434180611
Emailakhileshdelhi2007@gmail.com
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Tech.IIT KharagpurComputational Seismology (Geophysics)2010
M.Sc.Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, FaizabadPhysics2006
B.Sc.Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, FaizabadPhysics, Chemistry and Mathematics2004

Research Areas
  • Exploration Geophysics/Reservoir Characterization/Seismic Data Analysis/Well Logging/Petrophysics
  • Geophysical Signal Processing/Soft Computing/Time Series Analysis
  • Applied Geophysics/Computational Seismology/Engineering Geophysics/Seismic Hazard Assessment

Skills
  • Well versed with geophysical instruments- Seismograph, DGPS, Permanent GPS, Gravimeter, Magnetometer
  • Experienced with use of PETREL, PTROMOD, HRS, OpendTect, PowerLog, Arc-GIS, GMT etc.
  • Windows OS, LINUX
  • MATLAB and C
  • Well versed with Seisan, Seismic-unix, SAC, Arc-GIS, Corel Draw, Surfer, Grapher, Windig,Origine,etc

Awards
  • Awarded Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship (DFAIT scholarship) during Oct. 2011 to March 2012.
  • Awarded Best Oral Presentation in the Departmental Research Scholars Day - 2012.
  • Awarded Full Financial Support (Institute Travel Grant) from IIT Kharagpur for attending the Best Academic Conferences around the World e.g., SEG 84th Annual Meeting, Denver, USA, 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation during SEG International Exposition and 84th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA (2014)
  • Awarded Full International Travel Grant from Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for Attending Internatinal Conference.
  • Awarded Second Prize in the Quiz Competition Organized by OASTC, IIT Kharagpur on 26th April, 2013.
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) -2008 with All India Rank-137, percentile-97.59, score-476.
  • Qualified Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) -2009 with All India Rank-64, percentile-93.67.
  • Awarded Full Financial Travel Grant from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), IIT Kharagpur, Govt. of India for attending the Best Academic International Conferences.
  • Visited Canada, China, Singapore, and United State of America to present technical papers in the International Conferences.

Experience
  • Attended CE course on Machine learning techniques in hydrocarbon exploration during SPG 2013 International conference at Kochi
  • Attended workshop on Seismic data acquisition processing and interpretation (API) for Oil and Gas Exploration at GG, IIT Kharagpur
  • Attended Second Indo-German Workshop on Magnetotelluric data acquisition, processing and modeling held at Institute of Seismological Research (ISR), Gandhinagar, India during 1-3 November, 2012
  • Visited China to present a paper (Oral talk) in an International Conference (ICEAS-2012) during 24-27 July, at Beijing.
  • Participated and presented a paper at 49th Annual Convention of Indian Geophysical Union (IGU) helt at PDPU/ISR, Ganghinagar during 29 - 31 October, 2012
  • Six months research experience on petroleum reservoir characterizations at the University of Western Ontario, Canada during October 2011 to March 2012.
  • Experienced with use of Petrel, PetroMode, Opendtect, PowerLog, Petra software used for interpretation and modeling of Geophysical data (Seismic and Well log data)
  • Participated in an International Convention and Trade Show (PDAC)-Exploration at Toronto, Canada, March 4-7, 2012.
  • Worked as a Juunior Research Fellow in the project entitled Geophysical survey using gravity and magnetic methods in south Purulia shear zone at GG Dept., sponsored by DAE, BRNS, Mumbai.
  • Experienced with use of geophysical instruments like Gravimeter, Magnetometer, Seismograph, and DGPS (Differential Global Positioning System).
  • Completed M.Tech Project on Study of the Influence of Source and Epicentral Distance on Local Site Response in Kolkata Metropolitan city, India by 2D Modeling at IIT Kharagpur.
  • Participated in an international conference on The 2001 Bhuj Earthquake and Advances in Earthquake Science, AES-2011 at Institute of Seismological Research, Gandhi Nagar (Gujarat), India

Teaching Experience
  • Dissertation Projects (Seismology and Reservoir Charaterization) for UG and PG Students(T) at GG, IIT Kharagpur 2011-2015 (4 terms)
  • Geophysical Field Trip(P) at GG, IIT Kharagpur 2013-2014 (2 terms)
  • Gravity and Magnetic Methods(P) at GG, IIT Kharagpur 2011-2015 (4 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship (DFAIT scholarship, Gov. of Canada) during Oct. 2011 to March 2012.
  • Institute Senior Research Fellowship, IIT Kharagpur since December 2010 to May 2015.
  • Junior Research Fellow in the project entitled Geophysical survey using gravity and magnetic methods in south Purulia shear zone, sponsored by DAE, BRNS, Mumbai.
  • MHRD Scholarship (based on GATE) during Masters of Technology at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, July 2008 to May 2010.
  • Member of AGU, IGU, SEG, SPG, SPE, EAGE, and ASCE.

Papers Published in Journals
  • Assessment of Similarity between Well-Logs using Synchronization Measures by Verma, A.K., Routray, A. and Mohanty, W.K., IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 11(12), 2023-2036 (2014)
  • Quantification of sand fraction from seismic attributes using Neuro-Fuzzy approach by Verma, A.K., Chaki, S., Routray, A., Mohanty, W.K., Jenamani, M. Journal of Applied Geophysics DOI 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2014.10.005. (2014)
  • Well Tops Guided Prediction of Reservoir Properties using Modular Neural Network Concept A Case Study from Western Onshore, India by Chaki, S., Verma, A.K., Routray, A., Mohanty, W.K., Jenamani, M., Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering DOI 10.1016/j.petrol.2014.06.019. (2014)
  • Modeling of reservoir property using fractal interpolation and geostatistics by Verma, A.K., Kumar P., Mohanty, W.K., Routray, A. and Cheadle, B.A., SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2014, dx.doi.org/10.1190/segam2014-1567.1 (2014)
  • Reservoir Properties Estimation from Geophysical Well Log Data using the Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) by Verma, A.K., Cheadle, B.A., Mohanty, W.K. Routray, A. and Mansinha, L., International Conference on Engineering and Applied Sciences (ICEAS-2012) page 927-932. ISBN 978-986-87417-1-3. (2012)
  • Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis for Kakrapar atomic power station, Gujarat, India by William K Mohnaty and Akhilesh K Verma Natural Hazards 69, 919-952 (2013)
  • Influence of Epicentral Distance on Local Seismic Response in Kolkata city, India. by Mohanty, W.K., Verma, A.K., Vaccari, F., Panza, G.F. Journal of Earth System Science 122 (2), 321-338 (2013)
  • Earthquake Forecasting and its Verification in Northeast India by Mohanty, W.K., Mohapatra, A.K., Verma, A.K., Tiampo, K.F., and Kislay, K., Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk DOI 10.1080/19475705.2014.883441 (2014)
  • Estimation of Maximum Magnitude (Mmax) Impending large earthquakes in Northeast Region, India by Mohapatra, A.K., Mohanty, W.K., and Verma, A.K., Journal of Geological Society of India 83, 635-640 (2014)
  • Site-Specific Modelling of SH and P-SV Waves for Microzonation Study of Kolkata Metropolitan City, India. by Vaccari, F., Walling, M.Y., Mohanty, W.K., Nath, S.K., Verma, A.K., Sengupta, A., Panza, G.F. Pure and Applied Geophysics 168, 479-493(DOI 10.1007/s00024-010-141) (2011)
  • A Probabilistic Approach Toward Earthquake Hazard Assessment Using Two First Order Markov Models In Northeastern India by Mohanty, W.K., Mohapatra, A.K., Verma, A.K. Natural Hazards DOI 10.1007/s11069-014-1438-3 (2014)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • A Novel Framework based on SVDD to Classify Water Saturation from Seismic Attributes by Chaki, S., Verma, A.K., Routray, A., Mohanty, W.K., Jenamani, M., Fourth International Conference on Emerging Applications of Information Technology, at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata EAIT 2014, Dec 19-21, 2014 (2014)
  • Modeling of reservoir property using fractal interpolation and geostatistics by Verma, A.K., Kumar P., Mohanty, W.K., Routray, A. and Cheadle, B.A., SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2014, Denver, USA 2460-2464 (2014)
  • A One-class Classification Framework using SVDD Application to an Imbalanced Geological Dataset by Chaki, S., Verma, A.K., Routray, A., Mohanty, W.K., Jenamani, M., IEEE TechSym 2014, 28 February - 2 March, IIT Kharagpur, India DOI 10.1109/TechSym.2014.6807918 (2014)
  • Quantifying Sand Fraction from Seismic Attributes using Modular Artificial Neural Network by Akhilesh K. Verma, Soumi Chaki, Aurobinda Routray, William K. Mohanty, Mamata Jenamani, P. K. Chaudhuri, S. K. Das SPG, 10th Biennial International Conference and Exposition, Kochi P339 (2013)
  • Prediction of Porosity and Sand Fraction from Well Log Data using ANN and ANFIS a comparative study by Soumi Chaki, Akhilesh K. Verma, Aurobinda Routray, Mamata Jenamani, William K. Mohanty, P. K. Chaudhuri, S. K. Das SPG, 10th Biennial International Conference and Exposition, Kochi P419 (2013)
  • Estimation of Maximum Credible Earthquake Magnitude in Sambalpur Industrial area, Odisha, India by Verma, A.K., and Mohanty, W.K., 50th Annual Convention on Indian Geophysical Union on Sustainability of Earth System -The Future Challenges, 09-12 January 2014 at NGRI, Hyderabad 102-104 (2014)
  • Time-Frequency Analysis of Well Log Data using S-transform by Verma, A.K., Mohanty, W.K., and Routray, A., 50th Annual Convention on Indian Geophysical Union on Sustainability of Earth System -The Future Challenges, 09-12 January 2014 at NGRI, Hyderabad 261-264 (2014)
  • Estimation of Permeability from Well Log Data using Neuro-Fuzzy Techniques for Reservoir Characterization by Akhilesh K. Verma, Soumi Chaki, Aurobinda Routray and William K. Mohanty 49th Annual Convention of IGU on Towards the energy security - Exploration, Exploitation and new strategies at GERMI/PDPU/NGRI/ISR, Gandhinagar Abs. vol. page 98 (Oral talk) (2012)
  • Reservoir Properties Estimation from Geophysical Well Log Data using the Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) by Verma, A.K., Cheadle, B.A., Mohanty, W.K. Routray, A. and Mansinha, L., International Conference on Engineering and Applied Sciences (ICEAS-2012) p. 927-932 (Oral talk), ISSN 2227-0299. (2012)
  • Porosity and Permeability Estimation using Neural Network Aproach from Well Log Data by Verma, A.K., Cheadle, B.A., Routray, A., Mohanty, W.K. and Mansinha, L., GeoConvention-2012 at Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2012)
  • Detecting Stratigraphic Discontinuities using Wavelet and S-Transform Analysis of Well Log Data, by Verma, A.K., Cheadle, B.A., Mohanty, W.K. Routray, A. and Mansinha, L., GeoConvention-2012 at Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2012)
  • Well Log Data Analysis using Continuous Wavelet and S-Transforms by Verma, A.K., Cheadle, B.A., Mansinha, L., Mohanty, W.K. and Routray, A., National Workshop on Wavelets, Multiresolution and Multifractal Analysis in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences- Current Trend, at IIT Bombay page - 18 (2012)
  • Earthquake forecasting and estimation of maximum magnitude in Bhuj, Western India. by Mohanty W.K., Mohapatra A. K., Kislay K., Tiampo K. F. and Verma A.K. The 2011 International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly, Melbourne, Australia. S11S3, page-111 (Oral presentation) (2011)
  • Development of Paleo-Tsunami Database and Hazard Assessment for Indian Subcontinent from A and N Islands. by Verma, A.K., Mohanty, W.K. International symposium on The 2001 Bhuj Earthquake and Advances in Earthquake Science, AES-2011 page-110 (2011)
  • Influence of Source and Epicentral Distance on Local Seismic Response in Kolkata city, India. by Mohanty, W.K., Verma, A.K., Vaccari, F., Panza, G.F. International symposium on The 2001 Bhuj Earthquake and Advances in Earthquake Science, AES-2011 page-70 (2011)
  • Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis for Nuclear Power Plant A Case Study from Western India by William K. Mohanty and Akhilesh K. Verma Annual International Conference on Geological and Earth Sciences (GEOS-2012), 3-4 Dec, Singapore Conference Book, page 35 (2012)

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