Philippe Renard is head of the stochastic hydrogeology group and Associate Professor at the University of Neuchâtel. He graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie in Nancy and did his PhD at the Paris School of Mines. He has been Senior Lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich before joining Neuchâtel. He has a broad experience on reservoir characterization techniques, from field methods to geostatistical algorithms development.
Julien Straubhaar is a senior researcher in the stochastic hydrogeology group in the University of Neuchâtel. He is a mathematician and computer scientist. He has experience in numerical methods for partial differential equations, inverse methods and geostatistics. He has been heavily involved in the development of high performance MPS algorithms over the last ten years. In particular, he is the main developper of the Impala and DeeSse softwares.
Grégoire Mariethoz is Assistant Professor at the University of Lausanne. He worked as a researcher at Stanford University and as a Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has extensive experience in stochastic modeling, geostatistics and its applications. His works include the development of the Direct Sampling multiple-point simulation method, and the first reference textbook on the topic of multiple-point geostatistics. He received in 2013 the Vistelius Award by the International Association of Mathematical Geosciences.