Tapan Mukerji is an Associate Professor (Research) in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering and the Department of Geophysics at Stanford University. He co-directs the Stanford Center for Reservoir Forecasting (SCRF), and is associated with the Stanford Rock Physics and Borehole Geophysics (SRB) and Stanford Basin and Petroleum System Modeling (BPSM) research groups. Tapan obtained his Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University, in 1995, and M.S. (Geophysics) and B.S. (Physics) degrees from Banaras Hindu University, India. His research interests include rock physics, geostatistics, wave propagation, stochastic methods for quantitative reservoir characterization, time-lapse reservoir monitoring, and geomodeling applications. He was awarded the Karcher Award in 2000 by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He is a co-author of "The Rock Physics Handbook", "Quantitative Seismic Interpretation", and "The Value of Information in the Earth Sciences" all published by Cambridge University Press. In 2014 Tapan was awarded the ENI award - the so called "Energy Nobel Prize" - for pioneering innovations in theoretical and practical rock physics for seismic reservoir characterization.