Tapan Mukerji is a Professor (Research) in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering. He co-directs the Stanford Center for Earth Resources Forecasting (SCERF), the Stanford Rock Physics and Borehole Geophysics (SRB), and the Stanford Basin and Petroleum System Modeling (BPSM) research groups. Tapan obtained his Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University, and M.S. (Geophysics) and B.S. (Physics) degrees from Banaras Hindu University, India. His research interests include rock physics, spatial statistics, wave propagation, stochastic methods for quantitative reservoir characterization, time-lapse reservoir monitoring, geomodeling, and value of information applications in geosciences. 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 (together with Gary Mavko, Jack Dvorkin and Dario Grana) was awarded the ENI award for pioneering innovations in theoretical and practical rock physics for seismic reservoir characterization. In 2017, Tapan's book "The Value of Information in the Earth Sciences" received the finalist publication competition award from the Decision Analysis Society of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences.