|Name:||John Isak Fjellvang Villanger|
|Affiliation:||University of Stavanger|
|Supervisor:||Prof. Dan Sui|
|Co-Supervisor:||Dr. Rodica G. Mihai and Dr.Troels Arnfred Bojesen|
|Associated Epic:||Drilling Optimization|
|Thesis||Reinforcement Learning for Optimization Within Drilling|
John studied Cognitive Science at UiB for his bachelor and then moved on to Machine Learning for his master’s, there he specialized in Reinforcement learning.
The general objective of his thesis is to apply Reinforcement Learning within drilling, this could for example include setpoint optimization for Weight on Bit and RPM in order to increase Rate of Penetration and decrease drill string vibrations. Several approaches could be tried here including Multi Agent Reinforcement Learning.