This lecture series in honor of Georges Matheron, a leader in the field of geostatistics, was initiated in 2005, and the first lecture was given in 2006 at the IAMG Annual Meeting in Liège, Belgium.
The Lectures Committee is chaired by a Vice President, who selects two (2) other members of the Association familiar with the work of Georges Matheron to serve on the committee in accordance with By-Law 7. The Lectures Committee seeks nominations and selects each year a Georges Matheron Lecturer who is a scientist with proven research ability in the field of spatial statistics or mathematical morphology. The Director of the École des Mines Centre de Géostatistiques in Fontainebleau (France) serves as non-voting member ex officio. Members of the Georges Matheron Lecturer Committee are ineligible to be selected as Georges Matheron Lecturer while serving on the committee.
Letters of nomination should include a curriculum vitae of the nominee and a short statement summarizing the ways in which he or she fulfills the nomination criteria.
or by regular mail to :
Department of Statistical Sciences University of Cape Town
Private Bag Rondebogch 7700
Lecturers and Topics:
2020 Marc G. Genton
2019 Vera Pawlowsky-Glahn
2018 Christian Lantuéjoul
2017 Noel Cressie
2016 Jeffrey Yarus
2015 Roussos Dimitrakopoulos (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)
2014 Karl Gerald van den Boogaart (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany)
Multiple Point Statistics understood in Matheronian Principles
2013 Peter A. Dowd (University of Adelaide, Australia)
“Quantifying uncertainty for mineral and energy resource exploitation—sources, randomness, scale and structure”
2012 Jean-Paul Chilès (École National Supérieure des Mines de Paris, Fontainebleau)
Is There Still Room for New Developments in Geostatistics?
2011 B. S. Daya Sagar (Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore):
Mathematical Morphology in Geomorphology and GISci
2010 Donald A. Singer (United States Geological Survey) :
Solving the wrong resource assessment and exploration problems precisely
2009 Jean-Laurent Mallet (École Nationale Superieure de Géologie, Nancy Université, France):
GeoChron: A Mathematical framework for sedimentary geology
2008 Adrian Baddeley (Univ. of Western Australia):
Special point process models on exploration geology
2007 Wynand Kleingeld (De Beers, South Africa):
Narrating on a journey to solve a sampling problem
2006 Jean Serra (École des Mines, France):
Random set modelling