Dr Cyril D. Boateng is a geophysicist with an interest in both near-surface problems and hydrocarbon exploration. He holds a PhD in Solid Earth Physics from the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) under the CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences)-TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) Presidential Fellowship. He is currently a lecturer and researcher with a focus on modelling reservoir heterogeneities and integrating them into machine learning algorithms. These innovative methods can be applied for computer-aided interpretation in geophysics. His previous work has been on geotechnical applications of geophysics in the Bosumtwe Impact crater of Ghana and how this can be applied to policymaking at the local government level.
Dr Boateng's research interests cover fractal theory for quantifying complexity in subsurface systems, machine learning for identifying patterns and predicting subsurface properties. He has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer for some notable journals including the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering and Natural Resources Research.
Cyril has always been passionate about teaching, learning and science communication. And after various teaching stints in Ghana's educational sector from the basic level to the tertiary level, his current focus is on modern teaching methods and research that can drive effective science education, especially at the tertiary level. He runs a platform for amplifying the voices of African Scientists called the AfroScience Network. When Cyril is not teaching or conducting research, he is usually reading historical books or learning about other cultures.