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Upstream Energy Data Analytics Badges

Thursday, February 25, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the Event

Energy professionals – current and future – have to gain deeper insights into operational data for making tougher decisions. UH Energy’s new Upstream Energy Data Analytics Program answers this need for the upstream oil and gas industry.

Designed and presented by leaders from industry and accomplished faculty from the University of Houston, the program provides a structured series of micro-credentials or “badges” that will provide the necessary data sciences skillset to facilitate developing solutions to current and emerging challenges using advanced data-based decision making.

Each badge is a 15-hour module, delivered over a 3-week period, and the badges are stackable. The first three badges, which together form the Bronze Belt in Upstream Energy Data Analytics, are available online from UH Energy.

Speaker Bios:

Suryanarayanan Radhakrishnan, Ph.D. is a professor of practice in Decision and Information Sciences at University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business. He is also the managing director of UH Energy. Prior to joining the University of Houston, he had worked 36 years for Shell in various positions in planning, strategy, marketing and business management. Since retiring from Shell in 2010, Radhakrishnan has been teaching undergraduate, M.B.A. and Executive M.B.A. courses at the Bauer College of Business in Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Business Process Management, Innovation Management and Statistics. He coordinates the day-to-day working of UH Energy.

Dvijesh Shastri, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Houston– Downtown. He specializes in affective computing, human behavior analysis and data analytics. He teaches graduate and undergraduate level data analytics courses including Python for Data Analytics, Information Visualization and Data Mining. Shastri has co-authored more than 25 publications for premier conferences and in journals.

Kalyan Venugopal is the Training Services Manager for NExT, a Schlumberger Company. He is based in Houston, Texas. In addition to running the training services business for the Digital & Integration Division of Schlumberger in North America, he is involved in designing and delivering training programs for Schlumberger’s clients.


Martin Huarte Espinosa
Associate Director
HPE Data Science Institute