IAMG Distinguished Lecturer
Professor Clayton Deutsch
Dr. Deutsch is a Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. He teaches and conducts research into better ways to model heterogeneity and uncertainty in petroleum reservoirs and mineral deposits. Dr. Deutsch completed his B.Sc. in Mining Engineering at the University of Alberta, his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geostatistics at Stanford University. Dr. Deutsch has published seven books, 150 peer-reviewed technical papers, and 150 papers in conference proceedings. He has taught 175 short courses for industry. Dr. Deutsch holds the Canada Research Chair in Natural Resources Uncertainty Characterization and the Alberta Chamber of Resources Industry Chair in Mining Engineering.
IAMG Matheron Lecturer
Professor Noel Cressie
Noel Cressie is Director of the Centre for Environmental Informatics in the National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA), Professor of Statistics, and Distinguished Professor at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri. Noel received his BSc(Hons) from the University of Western Australia and an MA and PhD from Princeton University, USA. His past appointments have been at Flinders University of South Australia, Iowa State University, and The Ohio State University. Noel has published in the areas of goodness-of-fit, statistical modelling, empirical-Bayesian and Bayesian methods, remote sensing, and spatial and spatio-temporal statistics, including geostatistics. He has authored or co-authored three books, one in 1988 on goodness-of-fit (with Tim Read), one in 1993 on spatial statistics, and one in 2011 on spatio-temporal statistics (with Chris Wikle). Noel is the recipient of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies’ 2009 R.A. Fisher Lectureship, of the Statistical Society of Australia’s 2014 Pitman Medal, and of the Royal Statistical Society’s 2016 Barnett Award. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a member of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences for over twenty years.
IAMG2017 Keynote Speaker
Professor Vera Pawlowsky-Glahn
Dr. Pawlowsky-Glahn is professor at the University of Girona, Department of Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics. Before going to Girona, she was professor in the School of Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona. Since 1982 her main research topic has been the statistical analysis of compositional data. The results obtained over the years have been published in multiple articles, proceedings and books. In 2006 she received the William Christian Krumbein Medal of IAMG, was nominated Distinguished Lecturer of IAMG in 2007, and received the J.C. Griffiths Teaching Award in 2008. From 2008 to 2012 she was President of IAMG. Currently she is the President of the Association for Compositional Data.
IAMG2017 Keynote Speaker
Dr Paul Hodkiewicz
Paul has over 28 years of international experience in the mining industry, with expertise and interest in resource evaluation, exploration targeting, geoscience innovation and technology, structural geology, open pit and underground mine geology and advanced 3D geological modelling. His current role is Head of Specialist and Integrated Geosciences for Anglo American, based in Perth. Prior to this he was Senior Manager of Resource Evaluation and Technology Development for BHP Billiton, and Principal Consultant and Director of SRK Consulting. He has BSc and MSc degrees in geology from the US and completed a PhD in economic geology at UWA in 2004.