**J. A. Rod Blais**

**Professor Emeritus in Geomatics
Engineering**

**Pacific Institute for the
Mathematical Sciences**

**UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY**

**Calgary, AB,
T2N 1N4**

__Office Location__: Engineering EN E228N

__Office Phone/Fax__: 403-220-7379 / 284-1980

** Email: **blais@ucalgary.ca

__Residence__: Unit 50, 3302-50^{th} Street N.W., Calgary, AB,
T3A 2C6

__Residence Phone__: 403-247-3701

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**CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:**

**Applied mathematics for optimal estimation and information**

**Geocomputations and visualization for the Earth's gravity field **

**Inverse problems and multiresolution analysis**

**Monte Carlo and related numerical simulations**

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**ACADEMIC DEGREES:**

**Ph.D. (Geodesy), University of New Brunswick**

**M.A. (Mathematics), University of Toronto**

**B.Sc. (Honours Mathematics), **

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**PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE:**

**Research Officer / Geodetic Mathematician with Geomatics Canada, Natural
Resources Canada in Ottawa:**

**Togographical mapping project: SPACE-M software for adjusting large blocks
of stereoscopic models;**

**Georeferencing datum project: ESTPM software for modeling datum
transformations (e.g. NAD 27 --> NAD 83).**

**PREVIOUS UNDERGRADUATE / GRADUATE TEACHING:**

**Gravity Field
in Geomatics; Geodetic Reference Systems; Computations in Geomatics; Spectrum
Estimation Methods; Digital Imaging and Applications;**

**Estimation and
Spectral Analysis; Map Projections and Cartography;
Satellite Altimetry and Applications; Geospatial Information Systems; Digital Terrain Modeling and Applications**

**RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:**

**Blais, J.A.R. [2015]: Multilinear Filtering
of Nonstationary Array Data and Inversion. Oral
presentation at the AGU-CGU-GAC Meeting in Montreal, QC.**

**Blais, J.A.R. [2014]: Multilinear Least
Squares for Kirchhoff Imaging of Seismic Data. Oral
presentation at the CGU-CSSS Meeting in Banff, AB.**

**Blais, J.A.R. [2013]: Randomness in Computing
and Stochastic Simulations. Poster presentation at
the CMOS-CGU-CWRA Meeting in Saskatoon, SK.**

**Blais, J.A.R. [2012]: Some Reflections on
Advanced Geocomputations and the Data Deluge. Oral
presentation at the CWRA-CGU Meeting in Banff, AB. **

**Blais, J.A.R. [2011]: Optimal Data
Structures for Spherical Multiresolution Analysis and Synthesis. Oral presentation at the CGU-CSAFM Meeting in Banff,
AB.**

**Blais, J.A.R. [2010]: Exploring Various
Monte Carlo Simulations for Geoscience Applications. Poster
presentation at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San
Francisco, CA.**

**Blais, J.A.R. [2010]: Monte Carlo
Simulations of Gravimetric Terrain Corrections Using LIDAR Data. Oral presentation at the CMOS-CGU Congress in Ottawa,
ON.**

**Mutulu, P. and J.A.R. Blais [2010]:
Modeling Precipitation Uncertainty Effect on Flood Flows in a Medium Sized
Watershed. Poster presentation at the CMOS-CGU
Congress in Ottawa, ON.**

**RECENT PUBLICATIONS:**

**Blais, J.A.R.
[2013]: Optimal Modeling and Filtering of Stochastic
Times Series for Geoscience Applications. (Research Article), Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Mathematical
Problems in Engineering, Vol. 2013, Article ID 895061, 8 pages.**

**Blais, J.A.R. [2011]: Discrete Spherical Harmonic Transforms of Nearly
Equidistributed Global Data. (Research Article), Journal of Geodetic
Science, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp.251-258.**

**Blais, J.A.R.
[2011]: Discrete Spherical Harmonic Transforms for
Equiangular Grids of Spatial and Spectral Data. (Research Article), Journal
of Geodetic Science, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp.9-16.**

**Blais, J.A.R. and
Z. Zhang [2011]: Exploring Pseudo- and Chaotic Random
Monte Carlo Simulations. Computers and Geosciences, Vol. 37, pp.928-934.**

**Blais, J.A.R.
[2010]: Least Squares for Practitioners. (Review
Article), Hindawi Publishing
Corporation, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Vol. 2010, Article ID
508092, 19 Pages**

**Blais,
J.A.R. and H. Esche [2008]: Geomatics and the New
Cyberinfrastructure. Geomatica, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 431-443.**

**SPACE-M Demo Package (SMDEMO)**

**SPACE-M Educational Demo Package (SMEDEMO)**