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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

Ute Mueller

Ute Mueller is an associate professor in mathematics at Edith Cowan University in Perth Australia. She completed an MSc at Concordia University, Canada and a PhD in Mathematical Physics at the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany. With her move to Edith Cowan University she changed her research focus to geostatistics. She has been involved in teaching of geostatistics since 2001 and postgraduate supervision in the application of geostatistical techniques to a variety of fields, including geological and fisheries data. Her current focus is on the geostatistical modelling (simulation and estimation) of multivariate data, including compositional data. Of particular interest is the quantification of uncertainty.


IAMG2018 William Christian Krumbein Medallist

Roussos Dimitrakopoulos

Roussos Dimitrakopoulos is a Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development and Optimization under Uncertainty, and Director of the COSMO – Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory, at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.  Since 2007 Roussos has been the Editor-in-Chief of Mathematical Geosciences. He holds a PhD from École Polytechnique de Montréal and an MSc from the University of Alberta. He works on geostatistical simulation and stochastic optimization in mine planning and production scheduling, the simultaneous optimization of mining complexes and mineral value chains under uncertainty. He has taught short courses and worked in Australia, North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and Japan. He received the Synergy Award of Innovation in 2012 by the Governor General of Canada for research contributions to mining science and engineering and his long-standing partnership with Anglo Gold Ashanti, Barrick Gold, BHP Billiton, De Beers, Newmont Mining, and Vale.  In 2013, he received the Mineral Economics Award of the American Institute of Miming, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME/SME), was distinguished lecturer for the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) in 2015-2016, and IAMG Georges Matheron Lecturer in 2015.


IAMG2018 Georges Matheron Lecturer

Christian Lantuéjoul

Christian Lantuéjoul graduated from the School of Mines of Nancy. Then he joined the School of MinesParisTech where he worked first in mathematical morphology, then in geostatistics. He obtained his habilitation thesis at Paris 11 University. In 2002, he published a book on geostatistical simulations. His current main fields of interest cover various aspects of stochastic geometry and spatial statistics including conditional simulation, sampling, statistics on spheres and statistics of extremes.

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