Full Name
Vikram Jayaram
Job Title
Ex - Head of Data Science
Ex-Pioneer Natural Resources
Speaker Bio
Dr. Vikram Jayaram is the Head of Data Science and Corporate Innovation program manager at Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD), catering to the business intelligence, digital strategy, and innovation essentials of Pioneer's upstream operations. His team leads the technology research and analytics product development. Vikram’s interests and R&D efforts are in utilizing applied / derived Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, and optimization concepts, in drilling, completions, geosciences, ESG and next generation reservoir monitoring systems. Building strategic predictive solutions pertaining to real-time operations, ML driven hydrocarbon production forecasting, design of controlled experiments leading to actionable insights, are Vikram’s team prime focus avenues. Vikram has over 20 years of varied industry academic experience including past faculty / research tenures at the University of Oklahoma and Texas (UTEP). Vikram holds a Ph.D., M.S.., in Electrical Engineering and did his Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nuclear Imaging at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Some of Vikram’s career highlights are:
★ Award winning Scientist, strategist, and Engineering leader of cross-functional teams with over 20 years in the progressive technologies field noted for developing AI powered production systems for the Energy, Aerospace, Travel/Hospitality and AI Startup industries.
★ Innovation, thought leadership and industry recognized expert in Upstream energy technologies.
★ Well connected with academia/national labs/research institutions. Over 50 international peer-reviewed publications and patents. Secured multi-million dollars in research funding from DoE, NSF, NASA, NIH, and corporate funding. Co-supervised over 35 M.S. thesis / Ph.D. dissertation work during academic tenure.
Vikram Jayaram