Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Mining Project Engineer, Centre de Morphologie Mathematique (1969 - 1973)
  • Maitre de Recherches, Centre de Geostatistique Paris School of Mines (1973 - 1978)
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Applied Earth Sciences, Stanford University (1978 - 1979)
  • Associate Professor of Applied Earth Sciences, Stanford University (1979 - 1986)
  • Chairman Applied Earth Sciences, Stanford University (1986 - 1992)
  • Professor of Applied Earth Sciences, Stanford University (1987 - 1992)
  • Professor of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University (1992 - 2010)
  • Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Stanford University (1992 - 2010)

Honors & Awards


  • Director, NATO Institute on Geostatistics (1983)
  • Krumbein Medal, Mathematical Geology (1989)
  • Opening Keynote Speaker, 23rd APCOM Congress (1992)
  • Opening Keynote Speaker, Geostatistics for the Next Century Symposium (1993)
  • Donald and Donald M. Steel Professor of Earth Sciences, Stanford University (1994)
  • School of Earth Sciences Teaching Award, Stanford University (1995)
  • Opening Keynote Speaker, 5th International Geostatistics Congress (1996)
  • Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering (1998)
  • Lucas Gold Medal, AIME/SPE (1998)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Scientific Committee, Geostatistics Congress (1980 - 2007)
  • Admission Committee (G&ES), Stanford University (1982 - 1996)
  • Week-long Geostatistics seminars, sponsored by academic institutions, attended by professionals from mining and petroleum industries, Stanford University (1983 - 2009)
  • Chairman Applied Earth Sciences Dpt., Stanford University (1986 - 1992)
  • Director, Stanford Center for Reservoir Forecasting, Stanford University (1986 - 2007)
  • Associate Editor, Mathematical Geology (1989 - 2009)
  • Admission Committee (PE), School Space Committee (1992 - 2000)
  • Admission Committee (ERE), Stanford University (1997 - 2004)
  • Editor, Applied Geostatistics Series, Oxford University Press (1997 - 2007)

Professional Education


  • DSc, University of Nancy, Applied Math: Geostatistics (1977)
  • DS2, University of Nancy, Ing. docteur (1974)
  • B.S., Ecole Nat. Sup. Mines, Nancy, France, Mining Engineering (1967)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Research
I am interested in the process of building numerical models of the space-time distributed phenomena that are found in Earth sciences. How can such models integrate data of different sources, different scales and reliability, both hard and soft, and at the end provide a basis for a numerical assessment of the phenomenon being studied including space extrapolation and time prediction? The mathematics and algorithmic parts of the building process are of greater interest to me than any particular application, although any model must be judged by its applicability to real data and ability to solve real questions. Recent applications are in modeling hydrocarbon reservoirs, air pollution spread, and urban growth. For the last few years at Stanford I have been editing a major book, SGEMS: User’s Manual and Software, related to the new C++ freeware Stanford Geostatistical Earth Modeling Software. The book is authored by three of my students, Nicolas Remy, Alex Boucher, and Jianbing Wu, and was published by Cambridge U. Press (2008).

Teaching
As an emeritus each Spring quarter I teach an advanced PhD level seminar ERE240

Professional Activities
Election to the National Academy of Engineering (1998); director, Stanford Center for Reservoir Forecasting (1984-1997); editor-in-chief, Oxford Press Applied Geostatistics Series (until 2009); editorial board member, Mathematical Geology

All Publications


  • A package for geostatistical integration of coarse and fine scale data COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES Liu, Y., Journel, A. G. 2009; 35 (3): 527-547
  • Fast FILTERSIM simulation with score-based distance MATHEMATICAL GEOSCIENCES Wu, J., Zhang, T., Journel, A. 2008; 40 (7): 773-788
  • The nu expression for probabilistic data integration MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Polyakova, E. I., Journel, A. G. 2007; 39 (8): 715-733
  • Geostatistical integration of linear coarse scale and fine scale data 12th Conference of the International-Association-for-Mathematical-Geology Liu, Y., Journel, A. G. STATE KEY LABORATORY GEOLOGICAL PROCESSES & MINERAL RESOURCES (GPMR). 2007: 401–405
  • The necessity of a multiple-point prior model MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A., Zhang, T. 2006; 38 (5): 591-610
  • Establishing spatial pattern correlations between water saturation time-lapse and seismic amplitude time-lapse 56th Annual Technical Meeting of the Canadian International Petroleum Conference Wu, J., Journel, A. G., Mukerji, T. CANADIAN INST MINING METALLURGY PETROLEUM. 2006: 15–20
  • Linear inverse Gaussian theory and geostatistics GEOPHYSICS Hansen, T. M., Journel, A. G., Tarantola, A., Mosegaard, K. 2006; 71 (6): R101-R111

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  • A novel method for mapping land cover changes: Incorporating time and space with geostatistics IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING Boucher, A., Seto, K. C., Journel, A. G. 2006; 44 (11): 3427-3435
  • Changing relationship between the North Atlantic Oscillation and key North Atlantic climate parameters GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Polyakova, E. I., Journel, A. G., Polyakov, I. V., Bhatt, U. S. 2006; 33 (3)
  • Filter-based classification of training image patterns for spatial simulation MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Zhang, T., Switzer, P., Journel, A. 2006; 38 (1): 63-80
  • Prediction of spatial patterns of saturation time-lapse from time-lapse seismic 7th International Geostatistics Congress Wu, J. B., Mukerji, T., Journel, A. G. SPRINGER. 2005: 671–680
  • Beyond covariance: The advent of multiple-point geostattstics 7th International Geostatistics Congress Journel, A. G. SPRINGER. 2005: 225–233
  • Roadblocks to the evaluation of ore reserves - The simulation overpass and putting more geology into numerical models of deposits International Symposium on Orebody Modelling and Strategic Mine Planning Journel, A. G. AUSTRALASIAN INST MINING & METALLURGY. 2005: 17–20
  • Sequential conditional simulation using classification of local training patterns 7th International Geostatistics Congress Zhang, T., Switzer, P., Journel, A. SPRINGER. 2005: 265–273
  • A workflow for multiple-point geostatistical simulation 7th International Geostatistics Congress Liu, Y. H., Harding, A., Gilbert, R., Journel, A. SPRINGER. 2005: 245–254
  • Mapping land cover changes with landsat imagery and spatio-temporal geostatistics 7th International Geostatistics Congress Boucher, A., Seto, K., Journel, A. SPRINGER. 2005: 809–818
  • Evaluating information redundancy through the tau model 7th International Geostatistics Congress Krishnan, S., Boucher, A., Journel, A. C. SPRINGER. 2005: 1037–1046
  • Early uncertainty assessment: Application to a hydrocarbon reservoir appraisal 7th International Geostatistics Congress Caumon, G., Journel, A. G. SPRINGER. 2005: 551–557
  • From maximum entropy to pattern reconstruction: the advent of multiple-point simulation Annual Conference of the International-Association-for-Mathematical-Geology Journel, A. G., Zhang, T. YORK UNIV. 2005: 726–731
  • Merging prior structural interpretation and local data: The Bayes updating of multiple-point statistics Annual Conference of the International-Association-for-Mathematical-Geology Zhang, T., Switzer, P., Journel, A. YORK UNIV. 2005: 615–620
  • Improving sequential simulation with a structured path guided by information content MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Liu, Y. H., Journel, A. 2004; 36 (8): 945-964
  • Uncertainty in N/G ratio in early reservoir development JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Journel, A. G., Bitanov, A. 2004; 44 (1-2): 115-130
  • Spatial connectivity: From variograms to multiple-point measures MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Krishnan, S., Journel, A. G. 2003; 35 (8): 915-925
  • Combining knowledge from diverse sources: An alternative to traditional data independence hypotheses MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A. G. 2002; 34 (5): 573-596
  • The theoretical links between sequential Gaussian simulation, Gaussian truncated simulation, and probability field simulation MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A. G., Ying, Z. J. 2001; 33 (1): 31-40
  • Stochastic modeling of atmospheric pollution: a spatial time-series framework. Part II: application to monitoring monthly sulfate deposition over Europe ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT Kyriakidis, P. C., Journel, A. G. 2001; 35 (13): 2339-2348
  • Stochastic modeling of atmospheric pollution: a spatial time-series framework. Part I: methodology ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT Kyriakidis, P. C., Journel, A. G. 2001; 35 (13): 2331-2337
  • Geostatistical quantification of geological information for a fluvial-type North Sea reservoir 1999 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Caers, J. K., Srinivasan, S., Journel, A. G. SOC PETROLEUM ENG. 2000: 457–67
  • Integrating seismic attribute maps and well logs for porosity modeling in a west Texas carbonate reservoir: addressing the scale and precision problem JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Yao, T. T., Journel, A. G. 2000; 28 (1-2): 65-79
  • Correcting the smoothing effect of estimators: A spectral postprocessor MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A. G., Kyriakidis, P. C., Mao, S. 2000; 32 (7): 787-813
  • Markov models for cross-covariances 11th Annual Meeting of the Stanford-Center-for-Reservoir-Forecasting Journel, A. G. SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS. 1999: 955–64
  • Conditioning geostatistical operations to nonlinear volume averages 11th Annual Meeting of the Stanford-Center-for-Reservoir-Forecasting Journel, A. G. SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS. 1999: 931–53
  • Conditional 3D simulation of lithofacies with 2D seismic data COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES Mao, S. G., Journel, A. G. 1999; 25 (7): 845-862
  • Geostatistical space-time models: A review MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Kyriakidis, P. C., Journel, A. G. 1999; 31 (6): 651-684
  • An expanded GSLIB cokriging program allowing for two Markov models COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES Ma, X. L., Journel, A. G. 1999; 25 (6): 627-639
  • Scale matching with factorial kriging for improved porosity estimation from seismic data MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Yao, T. T., Mukerji, T., Journel, A., Mavko, G. 1999; 31 (1): 23-46
  • Deriving constraints on small-scale variograms due to variograms of large-scale data MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Kupfersberger, H., Deutsch, C. V., Journel, A. G. 1998; 30 (7): 837-852
  • Stochastic modelling of a fluvial reservoir: a comparative review of algorithms JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Journel, A. G., Gundeso, R., Gringarten, E., Yao, T. 1998; 21 (1-2): 95-121
  • Automatic modeling of (cross) covariance tables using fast Fourier transform MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Yao, T. T., Journel, A. G. 1998; 30 (6): 589-615
  • Deterministic geostatistics: A new visit Wollongong 96 International Geostatistical Congress Journel, A. G. SPRINGER. 1997: 292–301
  • Geostatistical analysis of a soil salinity data set ADVANCES IN AGRONOMY, VOL 58 Bourgault, G., Journel, A. G., Rhoades, J. D., Corwin, D. L., Lesch, S. M. 1997; 58: 241-292
  • Deriving conditional distributions from ordinary kriging Wollongong 96 International Geostatistical Congress Rao, S. E., Journel, A. G. SPRINGER. 1997: 92–102
  • Rank order geostatistics: A proposal for a unique coding and common processing of diverse data Wollongong 96 International Geostatistical Congress Journel, A. G., Deutsch, C. V. SPRINGER. 1997: 174–87
  • The abuse of principles in model building and the quest for objectivity Wollongong 96 International Geostatistical Congress Journel, A. G. SPRINGER. 1997: 3–14
  • Conditional simulation of geologically averaged block permeabilities JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY Journel, A. G. 1996; 183 (1-2): 23-35
  • INTEGRATING SOIL MAP INFORMATION IN MODELING THE SPATIAL VARIATION OF CONTINUOUS SOIL PROPERTIES EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOIL SCIENCE Goovaerts, P., Journel, A. G. 1995; 46 (3): 397-414
  • HISTOGRAM AND SCATTERGRAM SMOOTHING USING CONVEX QUADRATIC-PROGRAMMING MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Xu, W. L., Journel, A. G. 1995; 27 (1): 83-103
  • Unsmoothed estimation with dense secondary information using probability field technique 3rd Canadian Conference on Computer Applications in the Mineral Industry (CAMI 95) Bourgault, G., Journel, A. G. MCGILL UNIV. 1995: 95–102
  • JOINT SIMULATION OF MULTIPLE-VARIABLES WITH A MARKOV-TYPE COREGIONALIZATION MODEL MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Almeida, A. S., Journel, A. G. 1994; 26 (5): 565-588
  • THE USE OF CONDITIONAL SIMULATION IN NUCLEAR-WASTE-SITE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT - DISCUSSION TECHNOMETRICS Journel, A. G. 1994; 36 (2): 149-150
  • POSTERIOR IDENTIFICATION OF HISTOGRAMS CONDITIONAL TO LOCAL DATA MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A. G., Xu, W. L. 1994; 26 (3): 323-359
  • CONDITIONAL FBM SIMULATION WITH DUAL KRIGING International Forum in Honour of Michel Davids Contribution to Geostatistics: Geostatistics for the Next Century Chu, J. C., Journel, A. G. KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL. 1994: 407–421
  • MODELING UNCERTAINTY - SOME CONCEPTUAL THOUGHTS International Forum in Honour of Michel Davids Contribution to Geostatistics: Geostatistics for the Next Century Journel, A. G. KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL. 1994: 30–43
  • ENTROPY AND SPATIAL DISORDER MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A. G., Deutsch, C. V. 1993; 25 (3): 329-355
  • STOCHASTIC IMAGING OF THE WILMINGTON CLASTIC SEQUENCE SPE FORMATION EVALUATION Journel, A. G., GOMEZHERNANDEZ, J. J. 1993; 8 (1): 33-40
  • GEOSTATISTICAL TOOLS FOR MODELING AND INTERPRETING ECOLOGICAL SPATIAL DEPENDENCE ECOLOGICAL MONOGRAPHS Rossi, R. E., Mulla, D. J., Journel, A. G., Franz, E. H. 1992; 62 (2): 277-314
  • PREDICTION OF UNCERTAINTY IN RESERVOIR PERFORMANCE FORECAST JOURNAL OF CANADIAN PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY Ballin, P. R., Journel, A. G., AZIZ, K. 1992; 31 (4): 52-62
  • INDICATOR PRINCIPAL COMPONENT KRIGING MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY SUROPEREZ, V., Journel, A. G. 1991; 23 (5): 759-788
  • SIMULATION OF NON-GAUSSIAN SPACE RANDOM FUNCTIONS FOR MODELING TRANSPORT IN GROUNDWATER WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Rubin, Y., Journel, A. G. 1991; 27 (7): 1711-1721
  • MIXTURE OF POPULATIONS MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Zhu, H., Journel, A. G. 1991; 23 (4): 647-671
  • CHARACTERISTIC BEHAVIOR AND ORDER RELATIONS FOR INDICATOR VARIOGRAMS MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A. G., Posa, D. 1990; 22 (8): 1011-1025
  • VARIOGRAMS WITH ZONAL ANISOTROPIES AND NONINVERTIBLE KRIGING SYSTEMS MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Myers, D. E., Journel, A. 1990; 22 (7): 779-785
  • NEW METHOD FOR RESERVOIR MAPPING JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY Journel, A. G., Alabert, F. G. 1990; 42 (2): 212-218
  • WHEN DO WE NEED A TREND MODEL IN KRIGING MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A. G., Rossi, M. E. 1989; 21 (7): 715-739
  • Non-Gaussian data expansion in the Earth Sciences TERRA NOVA Journel, A. G., ALABERT, F. 1989; 1 (2): 123-134
  • NEW DISTANCE MEASURES - THE ROUTE TOWARD TRULY NON-GAUSSIAN GEOSTATISTICS MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A. G. 1988; 20 (4): 459-475
  • CONSTRAINED INTERPOLATION AND QUALITATIVE INFORMATION - THE SOFT KRIGING APPROACH MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A. G. 1986; 18 (3): 269-305
  • GEOSTATISTICS - MODELS AND TOOLS FOR THE EARTH-SCIENCES MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A. G. 1986; 18 (1): 119-140
  • THE DETERMINISTIC SIDE OF GEOSTATISTICS JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A. G. 1985; 17 (1): 1-15
  • RECOVERABLE RESERVES ESTIMATION - THE GEOSTATISTICAL APPROACH MINING ENGINEERING Journel, A. G. 1985; 37 (6): 563-568
  • NEW WAYS OF ASSESSING SPATIAL DISTRIBUTIONS OF POLLUTANTS ACS SYMPOSIUM SERIES Journel, A. G. 1984; 267: 109-118
  • NATO INSTITUTE MEETS ON GEOSTATISTICS GEOTIMES Journel, A. G., Jones, T. A. 1984; 29 (3): 11-12
  • CONDITIONAL INDICATOR SIMULATION - APPLICATION TO A SASKATCHEWAN URANIUM DEPOSIT JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A. G., ISAAKS, E. H. 1984; 16 (7): 685-718
  • NONPARAMETRIC-ESTIMATION OF SPATIAL DISTRIBUTIONS JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A. G. 1983; 15 (3): 445-468
  • ANISOTROPIC HOLE-EFFECT MODELING JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A. G., Froidevaux, R. 1982; 14 (3): 217-239
  • PREDICTION OF LOCAL ORE RECOVERIES AND ORE-WASTE RATIOS AT THE SILVER BELL URANIUM-MINE JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Froidevaux, R., Journel, A. G. 1982; 14 (6): 645-660
  • THE LOGNORMAL APPROACH TO PREDICTING LOCAL DISTRIBUTIONS OF SELECTIVE MINING UNIT GRADES JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Journel, A. G. 1980; 12 (4): 285-303
  • GEOSTATISTICAL SIMULATION .6. METHODS FOR EXPLORATION AND MINE PLANNING E&MJ-ENGINEERING AND MINING JOURNAL Journel, A. G. 1979; 180 (12): 86-91