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Lucy MacGregor  A leading researcher in multi-physics analysis with expertise in integrating electromagnetic methods
into reservoir characterization workflows. 


Lucy is a leader in marine electromagnetic (EM) research, boasting a distinguished career spanning over 25 years. With a 1st class degree in Natural Sciences (Physics) and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge focusing on controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) methods, her early work earned her a position as a Green Scholar at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her journey continued as a Leverhulme Trust/Downing College research fellow at Cambridge, followed by impactful research at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. Lucy's pioneering contributions include participating in the inaugural CSEM survey targeting hydrocarbon reservoirs.

In 2002, Lucy co-founded OHM, serving as CTO and later playing a pivotal role in its merger with Rock Solid Images (RSI), where she led efforts in rock physics-driven reservoir characterization and multi-physics analysis. Her entrepreneurial spirit shone again as she co-founded Edinburgh Geoscience Advisors in 2019, embarking on projects that spanned from multiphysics QI for reservoir appraisal across continents to ultra-high resolution surveying for mineral and contaminant mapping and infrastructure inspection.

In 2023, Lucy embarked on a new chapter with Petronas, applying her deep expertise as a specialist in quantitative interpretation.

Peter Kowalczyk - A world expert in the geophysical mapping and characterization of seafloor minerals. Peter spearheaded the development of sensors deployed from AUV and ROV. 


Peter, an alumnus of the University of British Columbia with a B.Sc. in Geophysics (1970), is a pioneer in exploration geophysics, particularly within the marine sector. With a rich background in mining geophysics and a robust career in mineral exploration across the globe, he founded Ocean Floor Geophysics (OFG) after serving as the chief geophysicist at Placer Dome. His expertise extends to electrical, magnetic, and electromagnetic methods crucial for mineral exploration and evaluation. Peter engineered an innovative electromagnetic system for OFG, which was instrumental in mapping the Solwara SMS deposit and subsequent explorations in the western Pacific and Japan. He is a respected member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), showcasing his commitment to excellence and ethical practice in geophysics.
Kerry Key - A distinguished marine electromagnetic (EM) scientist who has made significant contributions to understanding Earth's electrical resistivity structures.


During his academic career as an Assistant Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Associate Professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Kerry's work has revolutionized marine EM imaging, particularly through pioneering developments in computational modeling and inversion algorithms. Kerry's career highlights include seminal research on the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary, submarine groundwater discovery, and fluid dynamics in subduction zones. His leadership in developing Occam and Bayesian inversion algorithms, along with the MARE2DEM open-source code, has vastly improved the efficiency and rigor of marine EM data interpretation, marking a milestone in the field's advancement.
As a co-founder, Kerry is now at BlueGreen Geophysics, LLC, San Diego, CA, USA.
Saikiran (Sai) Tharimena - An AI strategist specializing in developing ML and DL architectures. Sai has an extensive background in seismology and numerical modeling. 


Sai is a prominent AI and Data Strategist with an interdisciplinary research background. With a Ph.D. and an MS.c. with Distinction from the University of Southampton, he has mastered global seismic imaging of lithospheric discontinuities through SS precursors, alongside developing robust skills in numerical modeling and statistical analysis. His academic prowess led him to a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where his work encompassed seismic imaging of icy extraterrestrial bodies and contributing to the InSight mission's efforts to delineate the interior structure of Mars.

Currently, Sai leverages his extensive experience in data science and AI as a lead instructor and strategist at Schibsted ASA and Helthjem Netthandel AS in Oslo, Norway. This role sees him at the intersection of AI education and application, guiding the next generation of AI professionals while advancing data-driven strategies within the industry.

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