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Viktor Duplyakov

PhD Thesis Defense

Date & Time:

October 19, 2023, 16:00
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, 30, Bolshoi Boulevard, bld. 1, Room E-R2-2026

Candidate: Viktor Duplyakov
PhD Program: Petroleum Engineering
Thesis Title: Machine learning on field data for hydraulic fracturing design optimization

Professor Andrei Osiptsov, Skoltech


Professor Evgeny Burnaev, Skoltech

PhD Defense Jury Reports:

Professor Alexander Bernstein, Skoltech (Chairman): report
Professor Clement Fortin, Skoltech: report
Professor Alexander Shapeev, Skoltech: report

Professor Dmitry Garagash, Dalhousie University, Canada: report
Dr. Egor Dontsov, Chief Scientist, ResFrac Corporation, USA: report

Thesis Changes Log

PhD Defense Outcome:

The thesis is accepted “as is.” The candidate is awarded the Skoltech PhD degree.

PhD Defense Video: