Acting Assistant Professor
Environmental Earth System Science
My main interest is in probabilistic modeling of complex spatial phenomena, whether natural or anthropogenic. My research projects have ranged from characterizing subsurface heterogeneity of an atomic bomb test site and oil/gas reservoirs, to downscaling remote sensing images to monitoring urban sprawl in
In the last two years I have been heavily involved in extending and maintaining the open-source Stanford Geostatistical Modeling Software (SGeMS) software. In addition to offering a wide variety of state-of-the-art geostatistical algorithms, the software provides an efficient platform for diffusing latest research in 3D probabilistic modeling to the community. I am also a co-author of a companion book, Applied Geostatistics with SGeMS, being published by Cambridge University Press. I continue to develop and expand the companion open-source Stanford Geostatistical Modeling Software (SGeMS), adding algorithms as they become proven and relevant. That software represents the ultimate outreach of the geostatistics group at Stanford. Any academic research must be anchored on a solid record of publications and, as important, a widely accessible and expandable freeware.
I have a degree in geological engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, a MPhil degree in mining geostatistics from University of Queensland and a PhD from Stanford University.