Alex Hall

Hall Alexander

Senior data scientist
BGS Keyworth

Alex Hall’s biography

  • 2018 – ongoing: Senior Data Scientist, BGS
  • 2017 – 2018: Data Scientist, Outplay Entertainment
  • 2014 – 2017: Drilling Data Engineer, Repsol Sinopec Resources UK
  • 2011 – 2014: Drilling Engineer, Repsol Sinopec Resources UK

Current projects and collaboration

  • 2018 – ongoing: Automating detection of shallow gas from seismic scans with deep convolutional neural nets.
  • 2019 – ongoing: Using deep learning image recognition models to process thin section images.
  • 2018 – ongoing: Trialling adoption of parallel processing frameworks (Apache Spark, Dask etc) to maximise use of existing BGS computational hardware.
  • 2018 – ongoing: Experimenting with various visualisation packages to make data and results more accessible both internally to BGS and externally.


  • Machine Learning, Data Visualisation, Databases, Data processing, Cluster computing, General purpose programming.


  • 2007 – 2011: Imperial College London, MEng, Civil Engineering
  • 2016 – ongoing: Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, MSc, Data Science

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