Siddharth Misra

Associate Professor Texas A&M University

Sid Misra, SPE, is an associate professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University with a joint appointment in the Department of Geology and Geophysics. He is a researcher and educator in the field of subsurface monitoring for the exploration and production of subsurface earth resources. He has authored two books—“Machine Learning for Subsurface Characterization” and “Electromagnetic Data Interpretation for Subsurface Characterization.” Misra holds a bachelor of technology degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and a PhD degree in petroleum and geosystems engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He can be reached at

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