Miguel De La Varga M.Sc.

Miguel De La Varga M.Sc.



Advisor / Co. Advisor

Prof. Wellmann

Thesis Title

Geological Modelling as an Inference Problem


AICES Graduate School
RWTH Aachen University
Schinkelstr. 2
D-52062 Aachen

Office: 431b
Phone: +49(0)241 80 99139 206
Fax: +49(0)241 80 628 498
Email: varga@aices.rwth-aachen.de


since 07/2016 Doctoral studies, Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science, RWTH Aachen, Germany
04/2014 - 03/2016 M.Sc. in Applied Geoscience, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
10/2012 - 06/2013 Bachelor´s Degree in Mining & Energy Resources Engineering, University of Oviedo, Spain.
10/2008 - 12/2011 Bachelor of Mining Engineering. Specialization: Wells and Prospection, University of León, Spain.

Professional Career

10/2015 - 02/2016 Tutor of Numerical Methods and Programming for Reservoir Engineering and assistant of Geothermics - Practicals and Exercises, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
04/2015 - 07/2015 Tutor of Numerical Reservoir Engineering: Geological Knowledge, Data and Models, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
10/2015 - 07/2016 Assistant: Exploratory Teaching Space project: Interaktive Blended Learning Programmierübingen mit Jupyter Notebooks, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
04/2014 - 03/2016 Intern at Transportes Peal SA. Coal opencast mine and technical office, León, Spain.

Research Interests

Bayesian statistics
Information Theory
Geological Modelling and geophysical inversion


de la Varga, M. & Wellmann F. Structural geologic modeling as an inference problem: A Bayesian perspective, Interpretation 4 No. 3 , 2016.


de la Varga, M. Structural geologic modeling as an inference problem: A Bayesian perspective, RWTH Aachen, March 2016.


DRT 2015 talk: Adding Geological Knowledge to Improve Uncertain Geological Models: A Bayesian Perspective .,
Aachen, Germany (Sep, 2015).
European 3D GeoModeller User Meeting 2015 talk: Automation with pygomodeller and uncertainty studies, Orleans, France (Nov, 2015.)
EGU 2016 PICO: Integration of Geophysical Data into Structural Geological Modelling through Bayesian Networks, Vienna, Austria (Apr, 2016).


Analysis of information correlation in geological models. Workshop on Information Theory and the Earth Sciences (04/2016). Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Poster Presenter: Miguel de la Varga.