Dr.Pierre Goovaerts came to our school

发布时间: 2018-05-28

Dr. Pierre Goovaerts, a famous Americangeostatistics scientist, visited by Dr.Yuehong Chen to our school for academic exchange on May25. Prof. Pierre Goovaerts studied at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) where he earned a PhD in Agricultural engineering in 1992. He then received a Fulbright Research Scholarship and was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University (1993-1994), where he wrote the textbook entitled Geostatistics for Natural Resources Evaluation published by Oxford University Press in 1997. After five years on the Faculty at the University of Michigan, he became in 2002 Chief Scientist for the R&D Company, BioMedware, Inc., where he conducts NIH funded research on the development of geostatistical methodology for the analysis of health and environmental data. He has been developing and implementing in the software SpaceStat new techniques for mapping, cluster and boundary analysis of health outcomes, with a particular focus on cancer. Dr. Goovaerts has authored more than 180 refereed papers in the field of theoretical and applied geostatistics, and he has taught numerous short courses on all continents, which were attended by academics, consultants and federal employees. For the last nine years, Dr. Goovaerts has been a Courtesy Associate Professor at the University of Florida, Soil and Water Science Department. In 2009, he was appointed Associate Editor of the international journal Mathematical Geosciences.