Back in the summer I mentioned Undersampled Radio, the world's newest podcast about geoscience. Well, geoscience and computers. OK, machine learning and geoscience. And conferences.
We're now 25 shows in, having started with Episode 0 on 28 January. The show is hosted by Graham 'Gram' Ganssle, a consulting and research geophysicist based in New Orleans, and me. Appropriately enough, I met Gram at the machine-learning-themed hackathon we did at SEG in 2015. He was also a big help with the local knowledge.
I broadcast from one of the phone rooms at The HUB South Shore. Gram has the luxury of a substantial book-lined office, which I imagine has ample views of paddle-steamers lolling on the Mississippi (but I actually have no idea where it is).
To get an idea of what we chat about, check out the guests on some recent episodes:
- Ep 23, Forest Through the Trees — David Holmes, CTO of Energy at Dell EMC.
- Ep 22, Geomechanicists vs Geomechanicians — Amy Fox, a geomechanic in Calgary.
- Ep 20, Hygge — Jesper Dramsch, a PhD student in Copenhagen.
- Ep 18, The Rock Botherer — Chris Jackson, a geologist at Imperial College London.
- Ep 17, Rock Women Rock — Maitri Erwin, a geophysicist at Nexen in Houston.
- Ep 16, Today's Technology Sucks Less — Gerard Gorman, a computational physicist at Imperial.
Better than cable
The podcast is really more than just a podcast, it's really a live TV show, broadcasting on YouTube Live. You can catch the action while it's happening on the Undersampled Radio channel. However, it's not easy to catch live because the episodes are not that predictable — they are announced about 24 hours in advance on the Software Underground Slack group (you are in there, right?). We should try to put them out on the @undrsmpldrdio Twitter feed too...
So, go ahead and watch the very latest episode, recorded last Thursday. We spoke to Tim Hopper, a data scientist in Raleigh, NC, who works at Distil Networks, a cybersecurity firm. It turns out that using machine learning to filter web traffic has some features in common with computational geophysics...
You can subscribe to the show in iTunes or Google Play, or anywhere else good podcasts are served. Grab the RSS Feed from the UndersampledRad.io website.
Of course, we take guest requests. Who would you like to hear us talk to?