J. A. Rod Blais
Professor Emeritus in Geomatics Engineering
Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
Office Location: Engineering EN E228N
Office Phone/Fax: 403-220-7379 / 284-1980
Residence: Unit 50, 3302-50th Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T3A 2C6
Residence Phone: 403-247-3701
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
Ph.D. (Geodesy), University of New Brunswick
M.A. (Mathematics), University of Toronto
B.Sc. (Honours Mathematics),
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:
RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
Blais, J.A.R. : Multilinear Filtering of Nonstationary Array Data and Inversion. Oral presentation at the AGU-CGU-GAC Meeting in Montreal, QC.
Blais, J.A.R. : Multilinear Least Squares for Kirchhoff Imaging of Seismic Data. Oral presentation at the CGU-CSSS Meeting in Banff, AB.
Blais, J.A.R. : Randomness in Computing and Stochastic Simulations. Poster presentation at the CMOS-CGU-CWRA Meeting in Saskatoon, SK.
Blais, J.A.R. : Some Reflections on Advanced Geocomputations and the Data Deluge. Oral presentation at the CWRA-CGU Meeting in Banff, AB.
Blais, J.A.R. : Optimal Data Structures for Spherical Multiresolution Analysis and Synthesis. Oral presentation at the CGU-CSAFM Meeting in Banff, AB.
Blais, J.A.R. : 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. : 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 : Modeling Precipitation Uncertainty Effect on Flood Flows in a Medium Sized Watershed. Poster presentation at the CMOS-CGU Congress in Ottawa, ON.Blais, J.A.R. : Distributed Geocomputations and Web Collaboration. Oral presentation at the 2009 Joint Assembly Meeting in Toronto, ON. Zhang, Z. and J.A.R. Blais : On Monte Carlo Methods and Applications in Geoscience. Oral presentation at the 2009 Joint Assembly Meeting in Toronto, ON.
Blais, J.A.R. : 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. : 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. : 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 : Exploring Pseudo- and Chaotic Random Monte Carlo Simulations. Computers and Geosciences, Vol. 37, pp.928-934.
Blais, J.A.R. : 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 : Geomatics and the New Cyberinfrastructure. Geomatica, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 431-443.
SPACE-M Demo Package (SMDEMO)
SPACE-M Educational Demo Package (SMEDEMO)