Dr. Wei Yu is the chief technology officer for Sim Tech LLC. His research interests include EDFM (Embedded Discrete Fracture Model) technology for modeling any complex fractures, shale gas and tight oil reservoir simulation, EDFM-AI for automatic history matching and well spacing optimization. He is an Associate Editor for SPE Journal, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, and International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology. Yu authored or coauthored more than 170 technical papers and holds five patents and one book. He holds a PhD degree in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.