Andre G. Journel -

Andre G. Journel

André Journel
Alma materÉcole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy
University of Nancy
Known forGeostatistics
Spouse(s)Sylvie Journel
ChildrenChloe, Coraline, Sydnee Claire
Scientific career
InstitutionsCentre de Morphologie Mathématique
Stanford University

André Georges Journel is a French American engineer who excelled in formulating and promoting geostatistics in the earth sciences and engineering, first from the Centre of Mathematical Morphology in Fontainebleau, France and later from Stanford University.



Early professional career in France

André joined the Paris School of Mines research group at Fontainebleau, under the direction of Georges Matheron, as a Mining Project Engineer in 1969, moving to Head of Research four years later. He remained active primarily teaching courses,[1] doing consulting work for mining companies around the world, and simultaneously formulating new methods often to solve pressing problems. From these days are his contributions to kriging with a trend[2] and to stochastic simulation.[3] The book with Charles Huijbregts is a culmination to his endeavors as mining geostatistician from his native country.[4]

Second stage at Stanford University

Journel accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Earth Sciences in 1978. The physical relocation was shortly followed by a reorientation of his research from mining to petroleum engineering. He was promoted to full professor in 1986 and within the year appointed Chairman of the Department, serving for a period of 6 years. He was the mentor of several generations of students and enthusiastic promoter of joint research with industry through the Stanford Center for Reservoir Forecasting that he founded also in 1986, remaining as its Director until 2007.[5] Among his numerous research interest and accomplishments, it is worth mentioning his contributions to non-parametric geostatistics,[6] non-Gaussian geostatistics,[7] training-image based simulation[8][9] and probabilistic data integration.[10] André has been an Emeritus Professor since 2010.  

Awards and honors

André's accomplishments made him the recipient of prestigious awards, including the William Christian Krumbein Medal from the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (1989),[11] the Stanford University School of Earth Sciences Teaching Award (1995), and the Lucas Gold Medal from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (1998).[12]
Most notable honors are his appointment as Director of the NATO Institute of Geostatistics (1983);[13] selection as the Keynote Speaker at the 23rd APCOM Congress (1992), Geostatistics for the Next Century Symposium (1993) and the Fifth International Geostatistics Congress (1996), promotion to the Donald and Donald M. Steel Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University (1994); and election as member of the National Academy of Engineering (1998).[14][circular reference]



  1. ^ Administrator. "Foreword - Danie Krige" . SAIMM.
  2. ^ André G. Journel (1969). Study for the estimation of a regionalized variable: application to seafloor cartography (in French). Navy Hydrographic Service, Paris, 153 p.
  3. ^ André G. Journel (1974). Geostatistics for conditional simulation of ore bodies. Economic Geology 69(5), 673–687
  4. ^ "9780123910561: Mining Geostatistics - AbeBooks - A. G. Journel; Ch. J. Huijbregts: 0123910560" .
  5. ^ "Home - Stanford Center for Earth Resources Forecasting" .
  6. ^ André G. Journel (1983). Non-parametric estimation of spatial distributions Journal of the International Association for Mathematical Geology 15(3), 445–468.
  7. ^ André Journel (1988). New distance measures—the route toward truly non-Gaussian geostatistics. Mathematical Geology 20(4), 459–475.
  8. ^ Sebastian B. Strebelle, André G. Journel (2001). Reservoir modeling using multiple-point geostatistics. Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. SPE paper 71324-MA, 11 p.
  9. ^ André Journel, Tuangfeng Zhang (2006). The necessity of a multiple-point prior model. Mathematical Geology 38(5), 591–610.
  10. ^ Eugenia I. Polyakova, André G. Journel (2007). The nu expression for probabilistic data integration. Mathematical Geology 39(8), 715–733.
  11. ^ "Association announcement". Mathematical Geology. 25 (2): 259–260. 1993. doi:10.1007/BF00893279 .
  12. ^ "Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal - Society of Petroleum Engineers" .
  13. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  14. ^ List of members of the National Academy of Engineering (Earth resources)
  15. ^ "Archived copy" . Archived from the original on 2015-06-16. Retrieved 2015-06-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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