Jeffrey M. Yarus, PhD

Title: Research Professor
Company: Case Western Reserve University
Location: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States

Jeffrey M. Yarus, PhD, Research Professor at Case Western Reserve University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in applied geostatistics.

Dr. Yarus is an accomplished geoscientist with more than 45 years of professional experience. He has excelled since 2020 as a research professor at Case Western Reserve University, before which he served as an adjunct professor from 2019 to 2020. From 2006 to 2019, he garnered experience as a technology fellow and senior manager of Earth and reservoir modeling with Halliburton.

From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Yarus was a partner of Quantitative Geosciences LLC, and from 2000 to 2001, he served as executive vice president and principal of Knowledge Reservoir Inc. He began his career in 1978 as an exploration and production geologist with Amoco Production Co. and worked as the owner and geologist of Diversified Resources Ltd. from 1981 to 1986. Dr. Yarus was the manager of reservoir modeling for Geomath Inc. from 1996 to 1997 and the vice president of consulting for Roxar from 1998 to 2000.

In preparation for his career, Dr. Yarus attended the College of Wooster, graduating in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in geology. In 1976, he obtained a Master of Science in geology from the University of South Carolina, and in 1977, he concluded his higher education at the same institution, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy in mathematical geology. Alongside his formal degrees, Dr. Yarus is a certified professional geoscientist with the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists and a certified professional geologist with the American Association of Professional Geologists.

Alongside his primary roles, Dr. Yarus has found success through his writing, co-authoring “Applied Spatiotemporal Data Analytics and Machine Learning” in 2022 and the second volume of “Stochastic Modeling and Geostatistics: Principles, Methods and Case Studies” in 2007. He holds a patent for the distribution of properties in a 3D volumetric model using a maximum continuity field, which was issued in 2014, along with numerous further patents for his technical advancements. For his professional excellence, Dr. Yarus received the George Matheron Lecture Award from the International Association of Mathematical Geosciences in 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, reading scripture and spending time in nature.

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