Yuzhu Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow


Research Interest

​Digital Core Analysis, Machine Learning, Geostatistics, Reservoir Characterization.

Selected Publications

  • Yuzhu Wang , Ji-Youn Arns, Sheik S. Rahman and Christoph H. Arns. Three-Dimensional Porous Structure Reconstruction based on Structural Local Similarity via Sparse Representation on Micro-Computed-Tomography Images
  • Yuzhu Wang, Christoph H. Arns, Sheik S. Rahman and Ji-Youn Arns. Porous Structure Reconstruction Using Convolutional Neural NetworksMathematical Geosciences, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11004-018-9743-0.
  • Yuzhu Wang, Sheik S. Rahman and Christoph H. Arns. Super Resolution Reconstruction of µ-CT Image of Rock Sample Using Neighbour Embedding AlgorithmPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 493:177-188, 2017.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.2017.10.022.
  • Yuzhu Wang, Yudong Yuan and Sheik S. Rahman. Semi-Quantitative Multi-Scale Modelling and Flow Simulation in a Nano-scale Porous System of ShaleFuel, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2018.08.007.
  • Yuzhu Wang, Yang Luo and Hongping Liu. Estimation of permeability for tight sandstone reservoir using conventional well logs based on mud-filtrate invasion modelEnergy Exploration & Exploitation, 33(1):15-24, 2015.https://doi.org/10.1260/0144-5987.33.1.15.


  • Supervisor: Professor Sheik S. Rahman and professor Christoph H. Arns
    Contact of Sheik: 0418 418 892 (mobile)
    61 2 9385 5659 (office)
    Contact of Christoph: 61 2 9385 5658 (office)
    Research: Digital core, Image processing, Deep learning and Geostatistics
  • September 2007-June 2010: Postgraduate student in Faculty of Earth Resource, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
    upervisor: Professor Yanchao Zhao
    Research: Geostatistics, Reservoir Characterization, Geological interpretation of Seismic and well log data
  • September 2003-July 2007:  Undergraduate student in Faculty of Earth resource,  China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
    Major:  Petroleum Geolog

Professional Profile

  • March 2018-May 2019:  Research assistant in school of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering, University of New South Wales
  • Supervisor: Professor Sheik S. Rahman

    Research: Numerical modelling, Deep learning

  • July 2010-July 2014: Researcher in Research Institution of Petroleum Exploration & Development, East China Company, SINOPEC
  • Research: Geostatistics, Geophysical inversion, Geological interpretation of Seismic and well log data


KAUST Affiliations

​Earth Science and Engineering

Research Interests Keywords

Digital Core Analysis Machine Learning Geostatistics Reservoir Characterization