Jan 2020 - I was recently appointed to the Jackson School of Geosciences! I'm so excited to continue to build collaborative opportunities between the engineering and geosciences aspects of subsurface development and environmental protection and I'm excited to further support spatial data analytics, geostatistics, and machine learning education for geoscience students. I have always spanned engineering and geoscience and to me, this is a great professional honor and opportunity! Thank you for the great welcome, Jackson School!
September 2020 - It was an honor to give my first TED talk at TEDx UT Austin. To support the BreakThrough theme of the event, I talked about my own First Generation experience, the impact of education in my life, my desire to give back by sharing all my educational 'products' beyond campus with social media. It is my hope that I can be a voice for accessible engineering and science, perhaps someone's life will be changed as mine was due to a student engineer that spoke up randomly at a gas station! For me it is all about breaking down barriers and making campus a welcoming place to all!
May 2020 - The American Association of Petroleum Geologists unlocked my distinguished lecture on Subsurface Data Analytics and Machine Learning. Anyone can watch it! Click the image above to check it out. Thank you to Vern Stefanic, Heather Hodges, and everyone else I got to work with at the AAPG education foundation. What an amazing group!
Dec. 2019 - While I recorded my Distinguished Lecture with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, I also got to join Vern Stefanic for his Digging Deeper podcast. Click the image above to check it out.
MICHAEL J. PYRCZ, Ph.D., P.Eng., Associate Professor
Cockrell School of Engineering, Jackson School of Geosciences
and Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
November 2020 - We can't let COVID stop us! I announced that I would give my AAPG Distinguished Lecture remotely at any geoscience department and what a great response. In the month or so, I spoke at Virginia Tech, Fresno State, University of Georgia and University of Oklahoma. I had a blast visiting with all the amazing students and faculty to share my experience with subsurface data analytics and machine learning.