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Invited Speakers

IAMG2018 Keynote Speaker

Guillaume Caumon

Guillaume Caumon is the Nancy School of Geology Professor in Geomodeling at Université de Lorraine, where he teaches 3D modeling, programming, geostatistics and field classes. Guillaume is leading the Research for Integrative Numerical Geology team at GeoRessources. His main research goal is to discover new 3D subsurface modeling methods to integrate observations and geological knowledge while accounting for uncertainties. His research interests include: numerical modeling, processing and visualization of geological objects and inverse problems. Since 2007, he has been directing the RING-Gocad Consortium, which received the Significant Achievement Award from the SEG in 2009. Guillaume also received the Vistelius Award from the IAMG in 2009 and a Regional Distinguished Achievement Award from the SPE in 2016.


IAMG2018 Keynote Speaker

Mark Engle

Mark Engle is a Supervisory Research Geologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and serves as chief of the USGS Energy Resources Program’s produced and injected waters project. He has worked in environmental geochemistry and hydrogeology for nearly 20 years and published dozens of journal articles and reports on a variety of topics. Since 2011, he has worked remotely from the Department of Geological Sciences at the University Texas at El Paso, where he serves as a Visiting Research Associate Professor.  He holds a BS degree from The Evergreen State College and MS and PhD degrees in hydrogeology from the University of Nevada, Reno.


IAMG2018 Distinguished Lecturer

Gregoire Mariethoz

Gregoire Mariethoz is assistant professor at the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics in the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His research and teaching areas revolve around geostatistics, image processing, data analysis methods and their application to earth observation, remote sensing, hydro(geo)logy and inverse problems. Gregoire Mariethoz obtained his PhD at the University of Neuchâtel in 2009. After that, he worked as a researcher at Stanford University where he focused on developing methods for reservoir characterization and for the resolution of hydrogeological inverse problems. He then moved to the University of New South Wales, Australia, where he was for four years senior lecturer in hydrogeology and chief investigator in the National Center for Groundwater Research and Training. Since 2014 Gregoire Mariethoz is assistant professor at the University of Lausanne. His record includes over 70 peer-reviewed journal papers and over 10 major research grants. He developed the Direct Sampling multiple-point simulation method, and co-authored the first reference textbook on the topic of multiple-point geostatistics. Since 2016 he is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Computers & Geosciences.


IAMG2018 John Cedric Griffiths Teaching Awardee



IAMG2018 William Christian Krumbein Medallist


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