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Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and, by courtesy, of Geophysics
Jef Caers received both an MSc (’93) in mining engineering / geophysics and a PhD (’97) in mining engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Currently, he is Professor of Earth and Planetary at Stanford University, California, USA. Jef Caers’ research interests are decision making under uncertainty in developing the critical mineral supply as well as geothermal energy required to transition to 100% renewable energy. Jef Caers is founder of the mineral-X, a community building effort to strengthen stewardship for a prosperous future for all, powered by Earth's minerals. Jef Caers has published in a diverse range of journals covering Mathematics, Statistics, Earth Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science. Jef Caers authored or co-authored five books entitled "Petroleum Geostatistics” (SPE, 2005) “Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), "Multiple-point Geostatistics: stochastic modeling with training images" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), “Quantifying Uncertainty in Subsurface Systems (Wiley-Blackwell, 2018), "Data Science for the Geosciences" (Cambridge UP, 2023). He was awarded the Krumbein Medal of the IAMG for his career achievement.
Ph.D., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, Mining Engineering (1997)
M.S., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, Mining Engineering & Geophysics (1993)