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Randi Valestrand holds a PhD in physics from University of Bergen, Norway. She has worked as a researcher in IRIS since 2002 and currently holds the position as Research Director managing the Reservoir group at IRIS. Randi Valestrand is also the Theme 2 leader of the National IOR centre of Norway: a national research centre for improved oil recovery between the three research partners University of Stavanger (host), IRIS and IFE. Valestrand has served as project leader of several large research projects in IRIS funded by the Research Council of Norway and industry partners. Her main research interests are reservoir characterization and history matching, and especially with focus on including realistic geological uncertainty in the reservoir modelling by using ensemble based methods.