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55. Golmohammadi, A., Mohammad-khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B. (2019): “Reducing uncertainty in conceptual prior models of complex geologic systems via integration of flow response data”, Computational Geosciences, in press.
54. Jahandideh, A., Jafarpour B. (2019): “Closed-loop stochastic oilfield optimization under uncertainty in geologic description and future development plans”, Computational Geosciences, in press.
53. Jesmani M., Jafarpour B., Bellout M.C., Foss B. (2019): “A reduced random sampling strategy for fast robust well placement optimization”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 184, 106414.
52. Khaninezhad M.R.M., Golmohammadi, A., Jafarpour B. (2019): “A pattern-matching method for flow model calibration under training image constraint", Computational Geosciences, Vol. 23, pp. 813-828
51. Ma, W., Jafarpour B. (2019): “Assessing multiple-point statistical facies simulation behavior for effective conditioning on probabilistic data", Mathematical Geosciences, Vol. 51, pp. 975-998.
50. Ma W., Jafarpour B. (2019): “Integration of soft data into multiple-point statistical simulation: re-assessing the probability conditioning method for facies model calibration", Computational Geosciences, Vol. 23, pp. 683-703.
49. Ma W., Jafarpour B., Qin J. (2019): Dynamic characterization of geologic CO2 storage aquifers from monitoring data with ensemble Kalman filter", International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, in press.
48. Jahandideh A., Jafarpour B. (2019): Stochastic oilfield optimization under future development uncertainty", Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, SPE-190139-PA, Vol. 24(04).
47. Khodabakhshi M., Jafarpour B., King M. (2019): “Inference of global reservoir connectivity from static pressure data with fast coarse-scale simulation models", Mathematical Geosciences, Vol. 51, pp. 625-648.
46. Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B. (2019): “Field-scale history matching with sparse geologic dictionaries", Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 170, Pages 967-991.
45. Golmohammadi A., Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B. (2018): “Pattern-based calibration of complex subsurface flow models against dynamic response data", Advances in Water Resources. Vol. 121, Pages 388-405. 
44. Hakim-Elahi S., Jafarpour B. (2018): “Dynamic fracture characterization from tracer-test and flow-rate data with ensemble Kalman filter ", Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, SPE-189449-PA, Vol. 23, Issue 2.
43. Ma W., Jafarpour B. (2018): “Pilot points method for conditioning multiple-point statistical facies simulation on flow data", Advances in Water Resources, Volume 115, May 2018, Pages 219-233. 
42. Khaninezhad M.R., Golmohammadi, A., Jafarpour B. (2017): “Discrete regularization for calibration of geologic facies against dynamic flow data", Water Resources Research.
41. Hakim-Elahi S., Jafarpour B. (2017): “A distance transform parameterization for calibration of subsurface flow models with discrete non-Gaussian geologic facies", Water Resources Research, Vol. 53(10), 8226-8249.
40. Jafarpour B. (2016): “Challenges in dynamic characterization of complex subsurface flow systems under geologic uncertainty", Hydraulic Fracturing Journal, Vol. 4(1).
39. Navabi S., Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B. (2016): “A unified formulation for generalized oilfield development optimization", Computational Geosciences.
38. Golmohammadi A., Jafarpour B. (2016): “Simultaneous geologic scenario identification and flow model calibration with group-sparsity formulations”, Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 92, PP 208-227.
37. Tarrahi M., Hakim-Elahi, S., Jafarpour B. (2016): “Fast linearized forecasts for subsurface flow data assimilation with ensemble Kalman filter”, Computational Geosciences, Vol. 20 (5), PP 929-952.
36. Jahandideh A., Jafarpour B. (2015): “Optimization of hydraulic fracturing design under spatially variable shale fracability”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. (138), PP 174-188.
35. Golmohammadi A., Mohammad-Khaninezhad M., Jafarpour B. (2015): “Group-sparsity regularization for ill-posed subsurface flow model calibration inverse problems”, Water Resources Research, Vol. 51(10), PP 8607-8626.
34. Tarrahi M., Jafarpour B., Ghassemi A. (2015): “Integration of microseismic monitoring data into coupled flow and geomechanical models with ensemble Kalman filter”, Water Resources Research, Vol 51(7), PP 5177-5197.
33. Lerlertpakdee P., Jafarpour B., Gildin E. (2014): “Efficient production optimization with flow-network model”, Society of Petroleum Engineering Journal (SPEJ), SPE-170241-PA, Vol. 19 (6), PP 1083-1095.
32. Zhang Z., Jafarpour B., Li L. (2014): “Inference of permeability heterogeneity from joint inversion of transient flow and temperature data” Water Resources Research, Vol. 50 (6), PP 4710-4725.
31. Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B. (2014): “Sparse Randomized Maximum Likelihood (SpRML) for subsurface flow model calibration and uncertainty quantification” Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 69, PP 23-37.
30. Khodabakhshi M., Jafarpour B. (2014, invited article): “Adaptive conditioning of multiple-point statistical facies simulation to flow data with probability maps” Mathematical Geosciences, Vol 46 (5), PP 573-595.
29. Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B. (2014): “Prior model identification during subsurface flow data integration with adaptive sparse representation techniques” Computational Geosciences Vol. 18 (1), PP 3-16.
28. Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B. (2014): “Hybrid parameterization for robust history matching”, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal (SPEJ), SPE-146934-PA, Vol. 19 (03), PP 487-499.
27. Liu E., Jafarpour B. (2013): “Efficient low-rank geologic dictionary learning for subsurface flow model calibration”, Water Resources Research, Vol. 49 (10), PP 70887101.
26. Li L., Jafarpour B., Khaninezhad M.R. (2013): “A simultaneous perturbation stochastic approximation algorithm for coupled well placement and control optimization under geologic uncertainty”, Computational Geosciences, Vol. 17 (1), PP 167-188.
25. Khodabakhshi M., Jafarpour B. (2013): “A Bayesian mixture modeling approach for flow-conditioned multiple-point statistical facies simulation from uncertain training images”, Water Resources Research, Vol. 49 (1), PP 328-342.
24. Tarrahi M., Jafarpour B.: “Inference of permeability distribution from injection-induced discrete microseismic events”, Water Resources Research, Vol 48(10).
23. Bhark E., Rey A., Datta-Gupta A., Jafarpour B. (2012): “Subsurface flow model calibration with a spectral-domain parameterization adaptive to grid connectivity and prior model information”, Mathematical Geosciences, Vol 44(6), PP 673-710.
22. Anchliya A., Economidies C.E., Jafarpour B. (2012): “Aquifer management to accelerate CO2 dissolution and trapping”, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, Vol 17(03), PP 805-816.
21. Bhark E., Rey A., Datta-Gupta A., Jafarpour B. (2012): “A multiscale parameterization for history matching in structured and unstructured grid geometries”, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, Vol 17(03), PP 828-848.
20. Li L., Jafarpour B. (2012): “A variable-control well placement optimization for improved development of subsurface energy reservoirs”, Computational Geosciences, Vol 16(4), PP 871-889.
19. Shamshiri H., Jafarpour B. (2012): “Controlled CO2 injection into heterogeneous geologic formations for improved solubility and residual trapping”, Water Resources Research, Vol 48, W02530, 15 PP.
18. Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B., Li L. (2012): “Sparse geologic dictionaries for subsurface flow model calibration: Part I. Inversion formulation”, Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 39, PP 106-121.
17. Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B., Li L. (2012): “Sparse geologic dictionaries for subsurface flow model calibration: Part II. Robustness to uncertainty”, Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 39, PP 122-136.
16. Bhark E., Jafarpour B., Datta-Gupta A. (2011): “A generalized grid-connectivity-based parameterization for subsurface flow data assimilation”, Water Resources Research, 47, W06517, 32 PP.
15. Bhark E., Jafarpour B., Datta-Gupta A. (2011): “An adaptively scaled frequency-domain parameterization for history matching”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 75(34), PP 289-303.
14. Jafarpour B., Tarrahi M. (2011): “Assessing the performance of the ensemble Kalman filter for subsurface flow data integration under variogram uncertainty”, Water Resources Research, Vol. 47, W05537, 26 PP.
13. Jafarpour B., Khodabakhshi M. (2011): “A probability conditioning method (PCM) for integration of nonlinear flow data into facies simulation from a training image”, Mathematical Geosciences, 43(2), 133-164.
12. Jafarpour B. (2010): “Wavelet reconstruction of geologic facies from nonlinear dynamic flow measurements”, IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, 49(5), 1520-1535.
11. Li L., Jafarpour B. (2010): “Effective solution of nonlinear subsurface flow inverse problems in sparse bases”, Inverse Problems, 26(10), 105-016 (24pp).
10. Li L., Jafarpour B. (2010): “A sparse Bayesian framework for conditioning uncertain geologic models to nonlinear flow measurements”, Advances in Water Resources, 33(9), PP 1024-1042.
9. Jafarpour B., Goyal V.K., McLaughlin D.B., Freeman W.T (2010): “Compressed history matching: Exploiting transform-domain sparsity for regularization of nonlinear dynamic data integration problems”, Mathematical Geosciences, 42(1), PP 1-27.
8. Jafarpour B., Goyal V.K., McLaughlin D.B., Freeman W.T (2009): “Transform-domain Sparsity Regularization for Inverse Problems in Geosciences”, Geophysics, 74(5), R69-R83.
7. Jafarpour B., McLaughlin D.B. (2009): “Estimating channelized reservoir permeabilities with the ensemble Kalman filter: importance of ensemble design”, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, 14 (2), 374-388-SPE-106453-PA.
6. Jafarpour B., McLaughlin D.B. (2009): “Reservoir characterization with discrete cosine transform: Part 1-Parameterization”, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, 14(1), 182-188-SPE-106453-PA.
5. Jafarpour B., McLaughlin D.B. (2009): “Reservoir characterization with discrete cosine transform: Part 2-History Matching”, Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, 14(1), 188-201-SPE-106453-PA.
4. Jafarpour B., McLaughlin D.B. (2008): “History-matching with an ensemble Kalman filter and discrete cosine parameterization”, Computational Geosciences, 12(2), 227-244.
3. Han B., Jafarpour B., Gallagher V.N., Imhoff P.T., Chiu P.C., Fluman D. (2006): “Measuring seasonal variations of moisture in a landfill with the partitioning gas tracer tests”, Waste Management, 26(4), 344-355.
2. Jafarpour B., Imhoff P.T., Chiu P.C. (2005): “Quantification and mathematical modeling of 2,4-dinitrotoluene reduction with high-purity and cast Iron”, Contaminant Hydrology, 76(1-2), 87-107.
1. Imhoff P.T., Pirestani K., Jafarpour B., Spivey K. M. (2003): “Tracer interaction effects during partitioning tracer tests for NAPL detection”, Environmental Science and Technology, 37(7), 1441-1447.

44. Jiang A., Jafarpour B.: “Convolutional neural networks for feature-based geologic scenario identification from production data", Paper SPE-196163-MS, Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Canada, Sep 30-Oct 2, 2019.
43. Mohd-Razak S., Jafarpour B.: “Supervised machine-learning for history matching: learning the inverse mapping from low-rank data and model representations", 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition, London, UK, Jun 03-6, 2019.
42. Jahandideh A., Jafarpour B.: “Closed-loop stochastic oilfield optimization under uncertainty in geologic description and future development plans", SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, Galveston, Texas, Apr 10-11, 2019.
41. Ma W., Jafarpour B.: “Production data integration into complex geologic facies models: exploiting the behavior of multiple-point statistical simulation for effective data conditioning", SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, Galveston, Texas, Apr 10-11, 2019.
40. Jahandideh A., Jafarpour B.: “Hedging against uncertain future development plans in production optimization", Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, TX, Sep 24-26, 2018.
39. Jahandideh A., Jafarpour B.: “Stochastic oilfield optimization for hedging against uncertain future development plans", 16th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR XVI), European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, Barcelona, Spain, Sep 3-6, 2018.
38. Hakim Elahi S., Jafarpour B.: “Assimilation of microseismic data into coupled flow and geomechanics models", 16th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR XVI), European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, Barcelona, Spain, Sep 3-6, 2018.
37. Golmohammadi A., Khaninezhad R., Jafarpour B.: “A pattern-based approach for geologic scenario identification and reservoir model calibration", 16th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR XVI), European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, Barcelona, Spain, Sep 3-6, 2018.
36. Jahandideh A., Jafarpour B.: “Reservoir performance optimization under uncertain future development plans", SPE Western Regional Meeting, Garden Grove, CA, Apr 22-27, 2018.
35. Hakim Elahi S., Jafarpour B.: “Inverting injection-induced microseismic monitoring data with coupled ow and geomechanical models: application to CO2 injection", SPE Western Regional Meeting, Garden Grove, CA, Apr 22-27, 2018.
34. Ma W., Jafarpour B.: “Constraining multiple-point statistical facies simulation on nonlinear flow data through facies probability maps", SPE Western Regional Meeting, Garden Grove, CA, Apr 22-27, 2018.
33. Golmohammadi A., Khaninezhad R., Jafarpour B.: “Pattern-based history matching for reservoirs with complex geologic facies", SPE Western Regional Meeting, Garden Grove, CA, Apr 22-27, 2018.
32. Khaniezhad R., Golmohammadi A., Jafarpour B.: “Training-image assisted history matching of complex multiple-point statistical facies models ", SPE Western Regional Meeting, Garden Grove, CA, Apr 22-27, 2018.
31. Hakim-Elahi S., Jafarpour B.: “A novel distance transform method for history matching of discrete geologic facies models", SPE Western Regional Meeting, Bakerfield, CA, Apr 23-27, 2017.
30. Ma W., Jafarpour B.: “Conditioning multiple-point geostatistical facies simulation on nonlinear flow data using pilot points method", SPE Western Regional Meeting, Bakerfield, CA, Apr 23-27, 2017.
29. Khaninezhad M.R.M., Jafarpour B.: “A discrete imaging formulation for history matching complex geologic facies", SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, Montgomery, Texas, Feb 22-24, 2017.
28. Jesmani M., Jafarpour B., Bellout M., Hanea R., Foss B.: “Application of continuous simultaneous perturbation stochastic approximation in well placement optimization under uncertainty", 15th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR XV), European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Aug 29, Sep 1, 2016.
27. Hakim-Elahi S., Jafarpour B.: “Characterization of fracture length and conductivity from tracer test and production data with ensemble Kalman filter", Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, San Antonio, TX, July 20-22, 2015.
26. Nabavi S., Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B.: “A generalized formulation for oilfield development optimization”, Trends in Reservoir Modeling, Control and Optimization, 2nd IFAC Workshop on Automatic Control in Offshore Oil and Gas Production, Florianpolis, Brazil, May 27- 29, 2015.
25. Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B.: “Sparse geologic dictionaries for field-scale history matching application”, paper SPE-173275-MS presented at the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, TX, Feb 23-25, 2015.
24. Khodabakhshi M., Jafarpour B., King M. (paper): “Field application of a multi-scale multi-physics history matching approach”, paper SPE-173239-MS, presented at the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Houston, TX, Feb 23-25, 2015.
23. Jahandideh A., Jafarpour B.: “Optimization of hydraulic fracturing design under spatially variable shale fracability”, paper SPE-169521-MS, 2014 SPE Western North America, April 15-21, 2014.
22. Zhang Z., Jafarpour B.: “Joint inversion of production and temperature data illuminates vertical permeability distribution in deep reservoirs”, paper SPE-166512- MS, Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, Sep 30-Oct 2, 2013.
21. Tarrahi M., Jafarpour B., Ghassemi A.: “Assimilation of microseismic data into coupled flow and geomechanical reservoir models with ensemble Kalman filter”, paper SPE-166510-MS, Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, Sep 30-Oct 2, 2013.
20. Tarrahi M., Jafarpour B., Ghassemi A.: “Geomechanical reservoir characterization from microseismic data”, paper SPE-165683-MS, Society of Petroleum Engineers Eastern Regional Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, Aug 20-22, 2013.
19. Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B.: “Sparse Bayesian inversion for reservoir history matching and uncertainty quantification”, paper SPE-163656-MS presented at the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Woodlands, TX, Feb 18-20, 2013.
18. Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B.: “Adaptive prior model identification during history matching under geologic uncertainty: A novel sparse signal processing perspective”, paper SPE-163652-MS presented at the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Woodlands, TX, Feb 18-20, 2013.
17. Li L., Jafarpour B.: “Generalized field development optimization: coupled well-placement and control”, 13th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, Biarritz, France, Sep 10-13, 2012.
16. Khodabakhshi M., Jafarpour B.: “Mixture models for sampling conditional facies realizations from multiple training images”, 13th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, Biarritz, France, Sep 10-13, 2012.
15. Jafarpour B.: “Sparse priors for regularization of ill-posed subsurface model calibration inverse problems”, Interpore Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette-IN, May 2012.
14. Ma W., Jafarpour B., Qin, J.: “Estimating aquifer heterogeneity from CO2 sequestration monitoring measurements with the ensemble Kalman filter”, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Sec 3-7, 2012.
13. Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B.: “Sparse solution of high-dimensional model calibration inverse problems under uncertainty in prior structural connectivity”, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec 3-7, 2012.
12. Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B.: “Adaptive sparse recovery of aquifer heterogeneity under variogram uncertainty”, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec 3-7, 2012.
11. Tarrahi M., Jafarpour B.: “Assimilation of discrete micro-seismic events into reservoir models with ensemble Kalman filter”, 7th International EnKF Workshop, Bergen, Norway, Jun 18-20, 2012.
10. Khodabakhshi M., Jafarpour B.: “Conditional facies simulation from multiple training images with EnKF-Based mixture model probability conditioning method”, 7th International EnKF Workshop, Bergen, Norway, Jun 18-20, 2012.
9. Shamshiri H., Jafarpour B.: “Optimization of geologic CO2 storage in heterogeneous aquifers through improved sweep efficiency”, the 2010 SPE CO2 capture, storage and utilization, New Orleans, LA, Nov 10-12, 2010.
8. Li L., Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B.: “An Iteratively reweighted algorithm for history matching of oil reservoirs is sparse domains”, 12th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, Oxford, England, Sep 6-9, 2010.
7. Jafarpour B., Khodabakhshi M.: “A probability conditioning method (PCM) for integration of production data into pattern-based facies simulation”, 12th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers, Oxford, England, Sep 6-9, 2010.
6. Khaninezhad M.R., Jafarpour B., Li L.: “History matching with learned sparse dictionaries”, SPE-133654, Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Florence, Italy, Sep 20-22, 2010.
5. Bhark E., Jafarpour B., Datta-Gupta A.: “A new adaptively scaled production data integration approach using the discrete cosine parameterization”, Society of Petroleum Engineers Improved Oil Recovery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Apr 24-28, 2010.
4. Jafarpour B., Goyal V.K., Freeman W.T., McLaughlin D.: “Exploiting transform-domain sparsity in reservoir history matching”, Paper SPE-117819, Society of Petroleum Engineers Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Woodlands, TX, Feb 2-4, 2009.
3. Jafarpour B., Goyal V.K., Freeman W.T.: “Reconstruction of channelized facies using sparsity constraints”, Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Nov 9-14, 2008.
2. Jafarpour B., McLaughlin D.B.: “History-matching with an ensemble Kalman filter and discrete cosine parameterization”, Paper SPE-108761, Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Anaheim, CA, Nov 11-14, 2007.
1. Jafarpour B., McLaughlin D.B.: “Efficient permeability parameterization with the discrete cosine transform”, Paper SPE-106453, Society of Petroleum Engineers Reservoir Simulation Symposium, Woodlands, TX, Feb 26-28, 2007.

2. Golmohammadi A., Mohammad-Khaninezhad M., Jafarpour B. (2017, invited chapter): “Exploiting sparsity in solving PDE-constrained inverse problems: application to subsurface flow model calibration”, The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications: PDE-Constrained Optimization”, (Editors: Antil H, Kouri D.P., Lacasse M.D., and Ridzal D.), Vol. 163, Springer.
1. Jafarpour B. (2013, invited chapter): “Sparsity-promoting solution of subsurface flow model calibration inverse problems”, Advances in Hydrogeology, Springer, PP 73-94.