Grad Students

CCG Grad Students

The core of the CCG is our graduate students. We have 20 current students, split almost evenly between PhD and MSc programs. Students start their program with a “warm up” project that often becomes the their thesis. There is strong encouragement to participate in industry projects wherever there is an opportunity and student research may often receive member company input.

Resources for Grad Students

Download documents for grad students: Thesis Criteria, for students for submitting a thesis at CCG, and Presentation Criteria, for students for preparing and delivering a presentation at CCG.

Thesis Criteria (PDF)

Presentation Criteria (PDF)

Ana Paula Chiquini

M.Sc. Student

Ana Paula Chiquini completed her B.Sc. in Geology from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2011. Ana has 4 years of experience in the mining industry, having worked as a Resources Geologist at Yamana Gold Inc., before starting her M.Sc. studies at CCG in September 2016. During her role at Yamana, her main activities include mineral resources evaluation of gold, copper, polymetallic and porphyritic deposits and geological and ore modelling for underground and open pit mines, on both short and long terms.

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Carlos Prades

M.Sc. Student

Carlos completed his B.Sc. with specialization in Geology from the University of Chile in 2008. He has worked for 8 years in the mining industry: 3 years as production geologist, 2 years as exploration geologist and 3 years as resource estimation geologist. He has worked for important mining companies like BHP Billiton (Minera Escondida) and Antofagasta Minerals S.A.

Research

  • Prediction and data mining for multivariate datasets using state-of-the-art machine learning methods.
  • Applying tree-ensemble machine learning methods —random forests and gradient tree-boosted models— in geostatistical problems.
  • Multivariate geostatistics focused on gemetallurgical modelling.
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Publications

  • C. Prades and C. Deutsch (2016). Comparison of Machine Learning Techniques for Predicting and Learning from Geometallurgical Multivariate Databases. CCG Paper 2016-308, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  • C. Prades and C. Deutsch (2016). Presentation of Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis. CCG Paper 2016-408, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Awards and Honours

  • WAAIME —The Woman’s Auxiliary to the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineering— scholarship award (2006 and 2007).
  • Humberto Fuenzalida award by the Chilean Professional Geologist Association, for being the University of Chile´s most outstanding geology undergraduate between 2006 and 2008.
  • Geologist professional degree obtained with “Highest Distinction” in University of Chile (2008).
  • Ranked 8/540 when graduated (2008), among a total of 540 students admitted to University of Chile engineering faculty in 2001.
  • University of Alberta Master’s recruitment scholarship award (2015).
  • Qualified by University of Alberta for membership in the Golden Key International Honour Society for outstanding academic achievements (2016).

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Chenyu Jiang

M.Sc. Student

Chenyu Jiang completed her B.Sc. in Mineral Resources Prospecting Engineering from China University of Geosciences (Beijing). She joined CCG group since September 2013, and now pursuing her master degree in mining engineering.

Research

  • Reservoir modeling for mineral deposits with the application of multiple point statistics
  • Parameters optimizations for SNESIM program
  • Solving the ordering issues in hierarchical simulation

Publications

CCG Report

  1. Jiang and J.B. Boisvert, 2014, MPS modeling of a Porphyry Cu-Mo deposit with a large number of rock types, CCG Paper 2014-312, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  2. Jiang and J.B. Boisvert, 2014, The impact of ordering on hierarchical simulation using multiple point statistics, CCG Paper 2014-121, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

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Dhaniel Carvalho

M.Sc. Student

I received my BSc in Geology from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. For 5 years I’ve worked as a Resource Geologist (at Yamana Gold and Votorantim Metais) developing activities involving geological and ore modelling for underground and open pit mines, on both short and long terms; mineral resources evaluation of zinc, lead, nickel, aluminum, gold, copper, polymetallic gold and silver deposits; geostatistical simulation to support mineral resources classification; drill hole spacing analysis and drill hole programing. I joined the Centre for Computational Geostatistics (CCG) in 2016 to start my M.Sc.

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Diogo Silva

Ph.D. Student

Completed his B.Sc. in Mining Engineering in 2011 at School of Engineering of the Federal University of Minas Gerais – Brazil where he was awarded with silver medal of academic merit. During his undergraduate studies he worked mostly with mineral processing from variability studies to processing route definition. Completed his M.Sc. in Mining Egineering at University of Alberta in 2014 and is currently Ph.D. student at the University of Alberta at the Centre for Computational Geostatistics (CCG) research group.

CCG Diogo Silva

Research

  • Categorical Modeling with Hierarchical Truncated Pluri-Gaussian
  • Mineral Resource Classification
  • Multivariate Geostatistical Modeling

Publications

Peer-review Journal

  1. Silva, D. S. F., and Boisvert, J. B., 2014. Mineral resource classification: a comparison of new and existing techniques. Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 114(3), 265-273.
  2. Silva, D. S., & Deutsch, C. V. Multiple imputation framework for data assignment in truncated pluri-Gaussian simulation. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 1-13.
  3. Silva, D. S., & Deutsch, C. V. (2016). Multivariate data imputation using Gaussian mixture models. Spatial Statistics.

Conference

  1. Silva, D. S. F., and Boisvert, J. B., 2013. Mineral resource classification (NI 43-101): an overview and a new evaluation Technique. In 36th International Symposium on the Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM 2013) , 315-323.

CCG Report

  1. Diogo S. F. Silva and Jeff B. Boisvert, 2013, Mineral Resource Classification (NI 43-101): An Overview and a New Evaluation Technique, CCG Paper 2013-307, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  2. Diogo S. F. Silva and Jeff B. Boisvert, 2013, Mineral Resource Classification with Simulation at SMU Scale, CCG Paper 2013-308, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  3. Diogo S. F. Silva and Jeff B. Boisvert, 2013, Infill Drilling Optimization for Maximizing Resource Tonnage, CCG Paper 2013-314, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  4. Diogo S. F. Silva and Miguel A. Cuba, 2013, SpectralSim A program for Unconditional Spectral Simulation, CCG Paper 2013-410, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  5. D. S. F. Silva and J. B. Boisvert, 2014, Evaluating the Impact of Low Quality Horizontal Well Data on Facies Modeling, CCG Paper 2014-208, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  6. D. S. F. Silva and J. B. Boisvert, 2014, A Case Study on 3D Infill Drilling Optimization, CCG Paper 2014-304, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  7. D. S. F. Silva and J. B. Boisvert, 2014, A Case Study on Resource Classification, CCG Paper 2014-305, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  8. D. S. F. Silva and J. B. Boisvert, 2014, A Program for 3D Infill Drilling Optimization, CCG Paper 2014-403, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  9. D. S. F. Silva and J. B. Boisvert, 2014, Two New Tools: Directional Survey to GSLIB XYZ Format and Drill Hole Spacing, CCG Paper 2014-404, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  10. D. S. F. Silva and C. V. Deutsch, 2015, Multivariate Data Imputation using Gaussian Mixture Models, CCG Paper 2015-104, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  11. D. S. F. Silva and C. V. Deutsch, 2015, Transformation for multivariate modeling using Gaussian mixtures with exhaustive secondary data, CCG Paper 2015-105, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  12. D. S. F. Silva and C. V. Deutsch, 2015, Tool for univariate KDE with optimal bandwidth based on bootstrap, CCG Paper 2015-133, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  13. D. S. F. Silva and C. V. Deutsch, 2015, Well / Drill Hole Prediction Tool, CCG Paper 2015-204, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  14. D. S. F. Silva and C. V. Deutsch, 2015, Program for fitting Gaussian mixture models based on EM algorithm and geostatistical applications, CCG Paper 2015-407, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  15. Diogo S.F. Silva and Clayton V. Deutsch, 2016, Hierarchical Approach to Truncated PluriGaussian Simulation, CCG Paper 2016-102, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  16. Diogo S.F. Silva and Clayton V. Deutsch, 2016, Multiple Imputation Framework for Data Assignment in Truncated PluriGaussian Simulation, CCG Paper 2016-109, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  17. Diogo S.F. Silva, Arja J. Jewbali, Jeff B. Boisvert and Clayton V. Deutsch, 2016, Drill Hole Placement Tool for Maximization of Resource Conversion, CCG Paper 2016-315, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  18. Diogo S.F. Silva and Clayton V. Deutsch, 2016, Software for Gaussian Data Assignment in Truncated PluriGaussian Simulation, CCG Paper 2016-402, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  19. Diogo S.F. Silva and Clayton V. Deutsch, 2016, Variogram Inference in Truncated PluriGaussian Simulation, CCG Paper 2016-409, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

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Efrain Ugarte

M.Sc. Student

Efrain graduated with a B.Sc. in Geological Engineering from the National University of San Antonio Abad of Cusco-Peru, and completed a Professional Master’s degree in Mineral Exploration at Colorado School of Mines in 2011. He worked more than 13 years as an exploration, mining and modelling geologist for some prestigious mining companies, Barrick and Newmont, Freeport-McMoRan and Southern Peru. Efrain has experience in a variety of geological settings and commodities principally in gold, silver, copper and molybdenum. He joined the CCG group since September 2015 and started a Master’s degree in Mining Engineering (Geostatistics).

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Research

  • Optimal Extraction Layout for Block Caving with a Set of Stochastic Realizations

Publications

  1.  E.Ugarte ,Y. Pourrahimian. J. Boisvert (2016). Comparison of Recoverable Reserves between Simulation and Kriging for Block Caving with Optimized Drawpoints. CCG Paper 2016-304, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  2. E.Ugarte,Y. Pourrahimian and  J. Boisvert (2016). Optimizing Drawpoints in Block Caving Layouts over a Set of Stochastic Realizations. CCG Paper 2016-305, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

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Enrique Gallardo (Under Construction)

Ph.D. Student

Biography coming Soon!

Research

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Felipe Alfredo Cabral Pinto

Ph.D. Student

I started my studies in Geology in the Federal University of Ouro Preto (MG, Brazil), changing few months later to Mining Engineering in the Federal University of Minas Gerais (MG, Brazil) where I graduated in 2013. During my undergraduate studies, I attended the last year of the Geology program in the École Nationale Supérieure de Géologie de Nancy (France) where I fell in love for Geostatistics and resource modeling. I complete my M.Sc. in Mining Engineering at University of Alberta in August of 2016. I currently work as a Geostatistical Summer Student at Teck Resources Limited.

Research

  • Data spacing and uncertainty
  • Factors and parameters affecting data spacing and uncertainty
  • The Value of Information

Publications

Conference

  1. Pinto, F.A.C. and Deutsch, V.C. (2015) Expected Uncertainty as a Function of the Variogram, Data Spacing and Other Factors, presented at 37th International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM ) in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, 1149 pp.

CCG Report

  1. F. A. C. Pinto and Clayton V. Deutsch, 2015, Methodology and Interpretation of Data Spacing and Uncertainty, CCG Paper 2015-302, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  2. F. A. C. Pinto, Kevin Palmer and Clayton V. Deutsch, 2015, Case Study on Data Spacing and Uncertainty, CCG Paper 2015-303, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  3. F. A. C. Pinto and Clayton V. Deutsch, 2015, Software Useful for Data Spacing Analysis, CCG Paper 2015-406, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  4. F. A. C. Pinto , 2015, Guide to Data Spacing and Uncertainty Analysis, CCG Guidebook Volume 19, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  5. F. A. C. Pinto & C. V. Deutsch, 2014, Factors Influencing Data Spacing and Uncertainty, CCG Paper 2014-117, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  6. F. A. C. Pinto & C. V. Deutsch, 2014, Thoughts on Data Spacing, Uncertainty and the Value of Information, CCG Paper 2014-118, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  7. F. A. C. Pinto & C. V. Deutsch, 2014, Calculating the Proportional Effect Based on the Univariate Distribution, CCG Paper 2014-407, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

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George Barros

Ph.D. Student

George graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Geology from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2001, he completed his Master Degree in Mineral Resources at the same university.
George has more than ten years of experience in the oil/gas industry as a reservoir geologist at the Research Center in the Brazilian Oil Company (Petrobras), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In March 2015, George joined the Centre for Computational Geostatistics (CCG) at University of Alberta as a PhD student and his main research focus is Petroleum Geostatistics.

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Research

  • Geostatistical Reservoir Modeling
  • Reservoir Characterization
  • Static and Dynamic Data Integration

Publications

  1. G. de Barros and C. V. Deutsch (2015). Optimal Ordering of Realizations for Visualization and Presentation , CCG Paper 2015-102, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  2. G. de Barros and C. V. Deutsch (2016). Some Thoughts on Using All Realizations for Reservoir Management, CCG Paper 2016-202, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  3. G. de Barros and C. V. Deutsch (2016). Rejection Sampling for Large Scale Averages – Proof of Concept, CCG Paper 2016-208, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  4. G. de Barros and C. V. Deutsch (2016). Rejection Sampling to Well Test Data – an Extension, CCG Paper 2016-209, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

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Jianan Qu

Ph.D. Student

Master, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), 09/2010-07/2013
Ph.D, University of Alberta, 09/2013-Now

Research

  • Trend Modeling
  • Sequential Gaussian Simulation on Trends

Publications

  1. Wang, G., Pang, Z., Boisvert, J. B., Hao, Y., Cao, Y., & Qu, J. (2013). Quantitative assessment of mineral resources by combining geostatistics and fractal methods in the Tongshan porphyry Cu deposit (China). Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 134, 85-98.

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Maryam Hadavand

Ph.D. Student

I completed a BSc in Physics from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in 2000. During my BSc I worked as editor of scientific magazine of physics and scientific executive editor of astronomy association in IUST. I continued my education at Technical University of Shahrood in Geophysics in 2002. After I came to Canada, I worked as research assistant in University of Calgary and Geoscientist in Schlumberger for few years. I started my PhD at University of Alberta in 2012.


Research

My PhD thesis title is “Integration of Geophysical Data into High Resolution Geostatistical Models”. My research is mainly focused on Stochastic Seismic Inversion.

Publications

  1. Hadavand, M. and Deutsch, C.,V., Center for Computational Geostatistic, Sep 2013.“Some thought on the analysis of correlation matrix”. 15th annual report, No.120.
  2. Hadavand, M. and Deutsch, C.,V., Center for Computational Geostatistic, Sep 2013.“Reordering Variables for Correlation Matrices”. 15th annual report, No.119.
  3. Hadavand, M. and Deutsch, C.,V., Center for Computational Geostatistic, Sep 2014.“Size of the space of uncertainty and its application in Geostatistical modeling”. 16th annual report, No.109.
  4. Hadavand, M. and Deutsch, C.,V., Center for Computational Geostatistic, Sep 2014.“Integration of Geophysical data-Multivariate Stochastic Seismic Inversion”. 16th annual report, No.202.
  5. Hadavand, M. and Deutsch, C.,V., Center for Computational Geostatistic, Sep 2014.“Application of size of space of uncertainty in multivariate stochastic inversion”. 16th annual report, No.203.

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Mehdi Rezvandehy

Ph.D. Candidate

I completed my M.Sc. degree in Mining Engineering from Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran in 2007. After wards, I worked as Geophysicist in Dana Energy Company, department of Geophysics. At the same time, I was involved in industrial projects of National Iranian Oil Company as research assistant in Geostatistical Reservoir Modeling. I started my PhD Degree under supervision of Professor Clayton Deutsch at Center for Computational Geostatistics (CCG), School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada in 2013.

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Research

  • Geostatistical Reservoir modeling
  • Seismic attributes and inversion for Seismic Interpretation
  • Reservoir Characterizations, Petroleum Geology and Stratigraphic Modeling
  • Seismic processing and Acquisition

Publications

Peer reviewed papers:

  1. Rezvandehy.M, (2014) ʺLogical depth modeling of a reservoir layer with the minimum available data-integration geostatistical methods and seismic attributesʺ, Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources, Elsevier, Vol. 7, pp. 11–21.(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.juogr.2014.03.003)
  2. Rezvandehy.M, Aghababaie H, Tabatabaie, (2011) ʺ Integrating seismic attributes in the accurate modeling of geological structures and Determining the storage of the gas reservoir in Gorgan Plain (North of Iran) ʺ, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Elsevier, Vol. 73, pp. 187–195, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2010.12.008).

Key Skills

  • Skilled in resource and reserve estimation with the full picture of uncertainty.
  • Skilled in multivariate geostatistical modeling for oil and gas and mineral deposits.
  • Skilled in uncertainty assessment and decision making.
  • Advanced proficiency in seismic interpretation, seismic attributes and inversion.
  • Skilled field geophysicist for 2D and 3D seismic acquisition.

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Mostafa Hadavand

Ph.D. Student

Mostafa joined CCG in January 2014 and he is currently pursuing his Ph.D . in Geostatistics. He obtained his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (Tehran, Iran) in 2008 and his M.Sc. in the same field from Sharif University of Technology (Tehran, Iran) in 2011. Prior to joining CCG, he was a Research Assistant in the Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics (CSTAR). Mostafa also holds an M.Esc in Biomedical engineering from the University of Western Ontario.

CCG Mostafa Hadavand

Research

  • Data Assimilation and Directions in SAGD Characterization.

Publications

Peer-review Journal

  1. Hadavand, M., & Deutsch, C. V. (2017). Facies Proportion Uncertainty in Presence of a Trend. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (published soon).
  2. Hadavand, M., & Deutsch, C. V. (2016). A Practical Methodology For Integration of 4D Seismic in Steam-Assisted-Gravity-Drainage Reservoir Characterization. SPE Journal of Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering.
  3. Hadavand, M., Naish, M. D., & Patel, R. V. (2014, August). A parallel remote center of motion mechanism for needle-based medical interventions. In 5th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
  4. Hadavand, M., Mirbagheri, A., Behzadipour, S., & Farahmand, F. (2014). A novel remote center of motion mechanism for the force‐reflective master robot of haptic tele‐surgery systems. The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 10(2), 129-139.
  5. Khalaji, I., Hadavand, M., Asadian, A., Patel, R. V., & Naish, M. D. (2013, November). Analysis of needle-tissue friction during vibration-assisted needle insertion. In 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 4099-4104). IEEE.

CCG Report

  1. M. Hadavand and Clayton V. Deutsch. (2016) Improved Sampling of Multivariate Parameter Uncertainty, CCG Paper 2016-123, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  2. M. Hadavand and Clayton V. Deutsch. (2016) Multivariate Spatial Bootstrap Using Sequential Stochastic Simulation at Data Locations, CCG Paper 2016-124, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  3. M. Hadavand and Clayton V. Deutsch. (2016) A comprehensive Example on SAGD Characterization and Geostatistical Anomaly Enforcement, CCG Paper 2016-203, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  4. M. Hadavand and Clayton V. Deutsch. (2016) Updated BlockSIS for Proportion Reproduction, CCG Paper 2016-411, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  5. M. Hadavand and Clayton V. Deutsch. (2016) Proportion Uncertainty for Categorical Variables in Presence of a Trend, CCG Paper 2016-104, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  6. M. Hadavand, Clayton V. Deutsch. (2015) Improving SAGD Reservoir Modeling by Geostatistical Enforcement of Anomalies in Fluid Flow, CCG Paper 2015-203, Centre of Computational Geostatistics (CCG), Edmonton, Alberta.
  7. M. Hadavand, Clayton V. Deutsch. (2015) Engineering Rotation Angles Translated to GSLIB Convention, CCG Paper 2015-134, Centre of Computational Geostatistics (CCG), Edmonton, Alberta.
  8. M. Hadavand, Clayton v. Deutsch. (2014) An Example Application of Ensemble Kalman Filter with Flow-based Pressure Data, Centre of Computational Geostatistics (CCG), Edmonton, Alberta.

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Tyler Acorn

M.Sc. Student

Tyler Acorn joined the CCG in September 2014 and is currently pursuing his M.Sc. in Geostatistics. Prior to joining the CCG, Tyler graduated with a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and then spent the next 6 years as a mining Engineer in the Carlin Trend type gold deposits of Northeast Nevada. During his role as a Mining Engineer he rotated through multiple positions primarily in short range planning, drill and blast and lastly as a Senior Engineer working on the site reconciliation reports.

CCG Tyler Acorn

Research

  • Tyler will continue to focus primarily on the mining industry in his research in geostatistics. His current interest is in practical uses of simulation in a mining context that not only provide correct estimations but also delves into accessing and using further information such as uncertainty or understanding a learning model for specific sites.

Publications

  1. Geotechnical Slope Remediation Via Controlled Slope Failure Blasting, T. Acorn, 2011 International Society of Explosive Engineers Conference held in San Diego, California, February 2011.
  2. Hole Diameter: Does it Affect Vibration Attenuation, N. Rouse, T. Acorn, and P. Worsey, 2013 International Society of Explosive Engineers Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas, February 2013.

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Ryan Martin

Ph.D. Student

I received my MSc studying the geochemistry and petrogenesis of a syenite hosted gold deposit in northern Ontario. During the following year I completing several deterministic geological modeling projects which set my sights firmly on learning more about the computational geosciences. I joined the CCG in 2014, and have worked on various topics, all relating to modeling complex geometries that are present in ore deposits. I am currently interested in spatial classification techniques that can be used to group similar data based on location and the multivariate properties.

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Research

My current research interests include:

  • Modeling the components of an LVA field
  • LVA in implicit geological modeling
  • Spatial clustering
  • Pygeostat and mixed python and Fortran programming

Publications

CCG report:

  1. Ryan Martin, David Machuca, Oy Leuangthong and Jeff Boisvert, 2015, Evaluating LVA methods with locally varying magnitudes , CCG Paper 2015-114, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  2. Ryan Martin, John Manchuk, and Jeff Boisvert, 2015, Automatic LVA field generation in 3D, CCG Paper 2015-111, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  3. Ryan Martin and Jeff Boisvert, 2015, New Method to Estimate the Locally Varying Magnitudes in an LVA Field, CCG Paper 2015-113, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  4. Ryan Martin and Jeff Boisvert, 2015, Review of Radial Basis Functions and Domain Decomposition for Implicit Geological Modelling, CCG Paper 2015-118, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Peer-Reviewed:

  1. Structural setting of the Young-Davidson syenite-hosted gold deposit in the western Cadillac-Larder Lake deformation zone, Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Superior Province, Ontario. 2014. Lin, S., Zhang, J., Linnen, R.L., and Martin, R. Precambrian Research, v. 248, 39-59.
  2. Paleoproterozoic hydrothermal reactivation in a neoarchean orogenic lode-gold deposit of the southern Abitibi subprovince: U-Pb monazite geochronological evidence from the Young-Davidson mine, Ontario. 2014. Zhang, J., Linnen, R., Lin, S., Davis, D., and Martin, R. Precambrian Research, v. 249, 263-272.

Thesis:
Syenite-hosted gold mineralization and hydrothermal alteration at the Young-Davidson deposit, Matachewan, Ontario. 2012. Martin, R. Master Thesis of the University of Waterloo, pp. 172.

Misc Reports:
Synthesis of the Structure, Petrology, Geochronology and Geochemistry of the Young–Davidson Gold Deposit and Surrounding Area, by R.L. Linnen, S. Lin, J. Zhang, R.D. Martin, N. Naderi, D.W. Davis, M.A. Hamilton, R.A. Creaser, B.R. Berger, N.R. Banerjee, B.A. Wing and C. Wu. 2013. Ontario Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Release-Data 294.

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Samaneh Sadeghi

Ph.D. Student

Samaneh joined CCG in May 2012 and she is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Centre for Computational Geostatistics (CCG) at the University of Alberta. She graduated with a MSc. and B.Sc. in Statistics.

CCG Samaneh Sadeghi

Research

  • Categorical variable modeling
  • Applications of Truncated Pluri-Gaussian approach to model complex geological settings

Publications

Peer-review Journal

  1. Sadeghi, S., and Boisvert, J. B., 2014. Optimization of variograms used for truncated pluri Gaussian simulation. Journal of Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology.

Conference

  1. Sadeghi, S., and Boisvert, J. B., 2015. Local Truncated Pluri-Gaussian Mask Optimization for Categorical Variable Modelling with Locally Varying Proportions. In 37th International Symposium on the Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM 2015).

CCG Report

  1. Sadeghi, S., and Boisvert, J. B., 2012, Optimizing Thresholds in Truncated Pluri-Gaussian Simulation, CCG Paper 2012-100, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  2. Sadeghi, S., and Boisvert, J. B., 2013, Optimizing a Discretized Truncated Pluri-Gaussian Simulation Mask with Simulated Annealing, CCG Paper 2013-121, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  3. Sadeghi, S., and Jeff B. Boisvert, 2013, Facies modeling Optimization with Truncated Pluri-Gaussian, CCG Paper 2013-122, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  4. Sadeghi, S., and Jeff B. Boisvert, 2013, Optimizing Object Based Mask in Truncated Pluri-Gaussian Simulation and Sensitivity Analysis, CCG Paper 2013-123, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  5. Sadeghi, S., and Jeff B. Boisvert, 2014, Truncated Pluri-Gaussian Simulation in Presence of Locally Variation Proportions, CCG Paper 2014-109, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  6. Sadeghi, S., and Jeff B. Boisvert, 2014, Variogram Optimization in Truncated Pluri-Gaussian Simulation, CCG Paper 2014-114, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  7. Sadeghi, S., and Jeff B. Boisvert, 2014, Modeling of the Red Dog Deposit using Truncated Pluri-Gaussian Simulation, CCG Paper 2014-311, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

 

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Samer Hmoud

M.Sc. Student

Samer Hmoud is an Exploration Geologist with more than four years’ experience in the field of mining and Oil/Gas industries. He received both of his Bachelor and Mater Degrees with distinction in Geology from the Hashemite University in Jordan (Ranked the first among his colleagues). His Master thesis research aimed to model Surficial Uranium Deposits at Central Jordan. In September 2015, Samer joined the Centre for Computational Geostatistics (CCG) at University of Alberta as an MSc student of Mining Engineering and his main research focus is Petroleum Geostatistics.

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Research

  • Applying new Multivariate Geostatistical Modeling techniques to Unconventional Hydrocarbon Reservoirs

Publications

Peer-review Journal

Conference

CCG Report

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Warren Black

M.Sc. Student

Warren Black completed his B.Sc. with specialization in Geology from the University of Alberta in 2011. Prior to beginning his M.Sc. studies, Warren worked primarily for a consultant mineral exploration company gaining experience in a variety of geological settings and commodities. This includes gold, iron, copper, titanium, vanadium, and silver deposits within Nunavut, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Greenland.

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Yaroslav Vasylchuk

Ph.D. Student

Completed Master’s degree in mining with distinction at Kryvyi Rih Technical University, Ukraine in 2010. From 2010 to 2013, worked for a Ukrainian blasting company as a surveyor and blasting engineer. In 2016, graduated from the Master of Science program at the University of Alberta being a member of the CCG. Later in 2016, decided to start a PhD program and am currently working on my doctoral research.

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Research

• Improving grade control in open pit mines using simulation and estimation methods
• Modeling blast movement of grades
• Truck-based selection of mined material

Publications

    Scientific publication in international mining journals (2016/2017 years):
  1. Vasylchuk Y. V. & Deutsch C. V. (2016). Improved Grade Control in Open Pit Mines, Mining Engineering (preprint), Englewood, CO.
    CCG conference papers (2016/2017 study year):
  2. Vasylchuk Y. V. & Deutsch C. V. (2016). Kriging with different search plans. CCG Paper 2016-307, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  3. Vasylchuk Y. V. & Deutsch C. V. (2016). A short note on combined ordinary and simple kriging for improved estimation of mineral resources. CCG Paper 2016-306, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  4. Vasylchuk Y. V. & Deutsch C. V. (2016). Optimal Linear Estimation under Different Circumstances, CCG Paper 2016-131, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  5. Vasylchuk Y. V. & Deutsch C. V. (2016). Nonlinear estimation in mining, CCG Paper 2016-132, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

CCG Conference papers (2014/2015 study year

  1. Vasylchuk Y. V. & Deutsch C. V. (2015). A Short Note on Optimal Kriging Grid Size Relative to Data Spacing, CCG Paper 2015-308, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  2. Vasylchuk Y. V. & Deutsch C. V. (2015). Assessing the Effectiveness of Using Estimation Methods versus Simulation in Ore/Waste Selection, CCG Paper 2015-310, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  3. Vasylchuk Y. V. & Deutsch C. V. (2015). A Program for Calculating an Approximate Blast Movement for Improved Grade Control, CCG Paper 2015-311, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  4. Vasylchuk Y. V. & Deutsch C. V. (2015). A Short Note on Truck-by-Truck Selection versus Polygon Grade Control, CCG Paper 2015-312, Centre for Computational Geostatistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Scientific publication in international mining journals (2011-2014 years):

  1. Shapurin, O. V., & Vasylchuk, Y. V. (2014). Comprehensive algorithm of the optimization of drilling and blasting parameters. Mining Journal, Yekaterinburg, №3, 55-62.
  2. Shapurin, O. V., & Vasylchuk, Y. V. (2013). Prediction of the granulometric composition of blasted rocks. Vzryvnoe delo. Moscow, 109/66.
  3. Vasylchuk Y. V. (2013). The method of blasting with inclined boreholes and its practical implementation. Visnyk KNU. Kryvyi Rih, 35.
  4. Shapurin O. V., Vasylchuk, Y. V., & Nosov, V. N. (2012). A mathematical model for predicting the granulometric composition of blasted rocks, Visnyk KDU. Kremenchuk, №4, 94-100.
  5. Vasylchuk Y. V. (2012) Mathematical modeling of blasts in rocks. Visnyk KNU, Kryvyi Rih, 32, 18 -20.
  6. Nosov, V. N. Vasylchuk, Y. V. $ Murshits, D. A. (2012). The influence of borehole diameter on the technical and economic indicators of blast. The newsletter of UUEE, 2, 9-12.
  7. Shapurin, O.V. & Vasylchuk, Y. V. (2011). The quality of blasting considered as a result of the combined effect of various factors. Visnyk KNU. Kryvyi Rih, 29, 13 – 17.

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Yimin (Connor) Wang

M.Sc. Student

Connor Wang started his M.Sc. degree in 2014, before which he spend one year in Mine Planning and Simulation Optimization at the University of Alberta. Connor obtained a B.Sc. in Mineral Resource Engineering in 2013 from the University of Science and Technology Beijing in China.
During his B.Sc. Degree, Connor did internships with mining-related international companies such as Jilin Banmiaozi Gold Company Limited (Eldoradogold Corp), Beijing General Research Institute of Mining &Metallurgy, and Shanghai Meishan Mining Limited (Baosteel Corp).

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Research

  • Modifying SNESIM program such that rotating training image slightly creates more samples as input and makes simulations more stable
  • Optimization for conditioning object based models

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Yi Shang

M.Sc. Student

Yi Shang joined the CCG in September 2015 and is currently pursuing his M.Sc. in Geostatistics. He completed his B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering in 2009 at China University of Petroleum, Beijing, and then graduated with a MEng in Petroleum Engineering from University of Alberta in 2011. He spent the next 4 years as a safety engineer in the China Petrochemical Corporation.

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Research

  • Geostatistical reservoir modeling for SAGD

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