Faculty

Jiefu Chen
Dr. Jiefu Chen
Assistant Professor
Office Location: N320 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-0841 | Fax: 713-743-4444
Email: jchen84 [at] uh [dot] edu

Education: 

B.S. Engineering Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology, China
M.S. Dynamics and Control, Dalian University of Technology, China
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University

Professional Experience: 

Staff Scientist, Weatherford International, 2011-2015
Assistant Professor, University of Houston, 2015-Present

Awards & Honors: 

Technical Award, Weatherford International, 2013, 2014, and 2015
Best Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 2011
Honorable Mention, Student Paper Contest, IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, 2010
John T. Chambers Fellowship, Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics, Duke University, 2007

Editorial Boards: 

Associate Editor, IEEE Journal on Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Techniques

Research Interests: 

Computational Electromagnetics

Inverse Problems

Machine Learning for Scientific Computing

Oilfield Data Analytics

Seismic Data Processing

Subsurface Wireless Communication

Well Logging

Selected Publications: 

Qiuyang Shen, Jiefu Chen, Xuqing Wu, Zhu Han, and Yueqin Huang, “Parallel tempered trans-dimensional Bayesian inference for the inversion of ultra-deep directional logging-while-drilling resistivity measurements,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 188, 106961, May 2020.

Neil Jerome A. Egarguin, Shubin Zeng, Daniel Onofrei, and Jiefu Chen, “Active control of Helmholtz fields in 3D using an array of sources,” Wave Motion, vol. 94, 102523, Mar. 2020.

Yuchen Jin, Qiuyang Shen, Xuqing Wu, Jiefu Chen, and Yueqin Huang, “A physics-driven deep-learning network for solving nonlinear inverse problems,” Petrophysics, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 8698, Feb. 2020.

Kuo Chun Tsai, Wenyi Hu, Xuqing Wu, Jiefu Chen, and Zhu Han, “Automatic first arrival picking via deep learning with human interactive learning,” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 1380-1391, Feb. 2020.

Yong Wei, Houquan Yu, Qiang Chen, Guoquan Liu, and Jiefu Chen, “Measurement of water holdup in oil-water two-phase ows using coplanar microstrip transmission lines sensor,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 19, pp. 11289-11300, Dec. 2019.

Han Lu, Qiuyang Shen, Jiefu Chen, Xuqing Wu and Xin Fu, “Parallel multiple-chain DRAM MCMC for large-scale geosteering inversion and uncertainty quantification,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 174, pp. 189-200, Mar. 2019.

Shubin Zeng, Donald R. Wilton, and Jiefu Chen, “Multiscale modeling of electromagnetic telemetry in layered transverse isotropic formation,” IEEE Journal on Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Techniques, vol. 3, pp. 266-276, 2018.

Wenyi Hu, Jiefu Chen, Jianguo Liu, and Aria Abubakar, “Retrieving low wavenumber information in FWI: an overview of the cycle-skipping phenomenon and solutions,” IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 35, pp. 132-141, Mar. 2018.

Shubin Zeng, Fangzhou Chen, Dawei Li, Ji Chen, and Jiefu Chen, “A novel 2.5D finite difference scheme for simulations of resistivity logging in anisotropic media,” Journal of Applied Geophysics, vol. 150, pp. 144-152, Mar. 2018.

Qiuyang Shen, Xuqing Wu, Jiefu Chen, Zhu Han, and Yueqin Huang, “Solving geosteering inverse problems by stochastic hybrid Monte Carlo method,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, vol. 161, pp. 9-16, Feb. 2018.

Jiefu Chen and Shubin Zeng, “Hybridizing semianalytical and conventional finite-element schemes for simulations of electromagnetic borehole resistivity measurement,” Geophysics, vol. 82, no. 1, pp. E17-E26, 2017.

Jiefu Chen, Jing Wang, and Yao Yu, “An improved complex image theory for fast resistivity modeling and its application to geosteering,” Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 1-8, Mar. 2016.

Bao Zhu, Hongwei Yang, and Jiefu Chen, “A novel finite element time domain method for nonlinear Maxwell’s equations based on the parametric quadratic programming method,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 57, no. 7, pp. 1640-1645, 2015.

Jiefu Chen, “An efficient discontinuous Galerkin finite element method with nested domain decomposition for simulations of microresistivity imaging,” Journal of Applied Geophysics, vol. 114, pp. 116-122, Mar. 2015.

Jiefu Chen, “A memory efficient discontinuous Galerkin finite-element time-domain scheme for simulations of finite periodic structures,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 56, no. 8, pp. 1929-1933, 2014.

Jiefu Chen and Qing H. Liu, “Discontinuous Galerkin time domain methods for multiscale electromagnetic simulations: a review,” Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 101, no. 2, pp. 242-254, Feb. 2013.

Bao Zhu, Jiefu Chen, Wanxie Zhong, and Qing H. Liu, “Analysis of photonic crystals using the hybrid FETD / FDTD technique based on the discontinuous Galerkin method,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol. 92, no. 5, pp. 495-506, May 2012.

Jiefu Chen, Luis Tobon, Mei Chai, Jason A. Mix, and Qing H. Liu, “An efficient implicit-explicit time stepping scheme with domain decomposition for multiscale modeling of layered structures,” IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, vol. 1, no. 9, pp. 1438-1446, Sept. 2011.

Luis Tobon, Jiefu Chen, and Qing H. Liu, “Spurious solutions in mixed finite element method for Maxwell’s equations: Dispersion analysis and new basis functions,” Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 230, no. 19, pp. 7300-7310, Aug. 2011.

Jiefu Chen, Bao Zhu, Wanxie Zhong, and Qing H. Liu, “A semi-analytical spectral element method for the analysis of 3D layered structures,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 1-8, Jan. 2011.

Jiefu Chen, Qing H. Liu, Mei Chai, and Jason A. Mix, “A non-spurious 3D vector discontinuous Galerkin finite-element time-domain method,” IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 1-3, Jan. 2010.

Jiefu Chen, Joon-Ho Lee, and Qing H. Liu, “A high precision integration scheme for the spectral-element time-domain method in electromagnetic simulation,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 57, no. 10, pp. 3223-3231, Oct. 2009.

Joon-Ho Lee, Jiefu Chen, and Qing H. Liu, “A 3-D discontinuous spectral element time-domain method for Maxwell’s equations,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 2666-2674, Sept. 2009.

Books: 

Jiefu Chen, Shubin Zeng, and Yueqin Huang, “Borehole Electromagnetic Telemetry System: Theory, Modeling, and Applications,” Springer, 2019.

Articles/Book Chapters: 

Jiefu Chen, Yueqin Huang, Tommy L. Binford, and Xuqing Wu, “Managing Uncertainty in Large-Scale Inversions for the Oil & Gas Industry,” Guide to Big Data Applications, edited by S. Srinivasan, Page 149-173. Springer, 2018.

Patent/Patent Applications: 

Jiefu Chen, “Logging while drilling electrical imager and method for measurement in oil based mud,” U.S. Patent US9797236B2, issued Oct. 24, 2017.
Shanjun Li, and Jiefu Chen, “Apparatus and method for simultaneously obtaining quantitative measurements of formation resistivity and permittivity in both water and oil based mud,” U.S. Patent US9341735B1, issued May 17, 2016.

Refereed Conference Proceedings: 

Debing Wei, Chaoxian Qi, Jiefu Chen, Aijun Song, Gangbing Song, and Miao Pan, “Pipe data through the water: stress wave communications along pipelines,” The 14th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems, Atlanta, GA, USA, Oct. 2019.
Pengyu Yuan, Wenyi Hu, Xuqing Wu, Jiefu Chen, and Hien Van Nguyen, “First arrival picking using U-net with Lovasz loss and nearest point picking method,” The 89th SEG Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA, Sept. 2019.
Wenyi Hu, Yuchen Jin, Xuqing Wu, and Jiefu Chen, “A progressive deep transfer learning approach to cycle-skipping mitigation in FWI,” The 89th SEG Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA, Sept. 2019.
Chaoxian Qi, David R. Jackson, Yan Yao, and Jiefu Chen, “SIW microstrip cavity resonators with a sensing aperture,” IEEE Texas Symposium on Wireless & Microwave Circuits & Systems, Waco, TX, USA, Mar. 2019.
Xunsheng Du, Yuchen Jin, Xuqing Wu, Yu Liu, Xianping Wu, Omar Awan, Joey Roth, Kwee Choong See, Nicolas Tognini, Jiefu Chen and Zhu Han, “Deep learning model for quantifying shaker cutting volumes in real-time via video streaming,” SPE/IADC Drilling Conference and Exhibition, Hague, Netherlands, Mar. 2019.
Debing Wei, Li Yan, Xuanheng Li, Jie Wang, Jiefu Chen, Miao Pan, and Yahong Rosa Zheng, “Ferrite assisted geometry-conformal magnetic induction antenna and subsea communications for AUVs,” IEEE Global Communications Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Dec. 2018.
Yuchen Jin, Xuqing Wu, Jiefu Chen, Zhu Han, and Wenyi Hu, “Seismic data denoising by deep residual networks,” The 88th SEG Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, USA, Oct. 2018.
Qiuyang Shen, Jiefu Chen, and Hanming Wang, “Systematic uncertainty analysis of reservoir image from new generation LWD azimuthal resistivity measurements,” The SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, TX, USA, Sept. 2018.
Li Yan, Debing Wei, Miao Pan, and Jiefu Chen, “Downhole wireless communication using magnetic induction technique,” National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, USA, Jan. 2018.
Shubin Zeng, Donald R. Wilton, Jiefu Chen, Jianguo Liu, and Wenyi Hu, “Fast electromagnetic modeling of energized casing for deep subsurface prospecting,” The 87th SEG Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, USA, Sept. 2017.
Shubin Zeng, Qiuzhao Dong, and Jiefu Chen, “A novel casing antenna system for crosswell electromagnetic telemetry in pad drilling,” Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Austin, TX, USA, Jul. 2017.
Qiuyang Shen, Jiefu Chen, and Zhu Han, “Total variation denoising of azimuthal resistivity inversion in geosteering,” The 86th SEG Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA, Oct. 2016.
Jiefu Chen, Carlos Haramboure, Lance Pate, Jay Martin, and Craig Barnett, “Responses and field tests from an LWD microimaging tool using discrete energy pulsing,” International Petroleum Technology Conference, Doha, Qatar, Dec. 2015.
Jiefu Chen, Shanjun Li, Clayton MacMillan, German Cortes, and Drew Wood, “Long range electromagnetic telemetry using an innovative casing antenna system,” The SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, TX, USA, Sept. 2015.
Shanjun Li, Jiefu Chen, and Tommy L. Binford, “Using new LWD measurements to evaluate formation resistivity anisotropy at any dip angle,” The 55th Annual Symposium of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 2014.
Luis Tobon, Jiefu Chen, and Qing H. Liu, “Multilayer microwave filter design using a locally implicit discontinuous Galerkin finite-element time-domain (DG-FETD) method’ ,” IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Spokane, WA, USA, Jul. 2011.
Jiefu Chen and Qing H. Liu, “A hybrid spectral-element / finite-element method with the implicit-explicit Runge-Kutta scheme for multiscale computation,” IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, Toronto, Canada, Jul. 2010.