aime@mit.edu
Aimé Fournier
 Research Scientist
 PhD, Physics, Yale U., 1998
 BSc, Physics, McGill U., 1989
 BA, Philosophy, McGill U, 1985
Biographical Overview
Dr. Fournier recently joined ERL as a Research Scientist. He was previously a Research Associate Professor at U. Colorado Denver and a Senior Research Geophysicist at Schlumberger. His research interests include decision analysis, imaging, inverse problems and uncertainty quantification.
Publications

J. Mandel, A. Fournier, M.A. Jenkins, A.K. Kochanski, S. Schranz, M. Vejmelka, 2016, "Assimilation of Satellite Active Fires Detection Into a Coupled WeatherFire Model", 5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference

A. Fournier, N. Ivanova, M. Woodward, K. Osyprov, 2015, "Decision Guidance"

N. Chugunov, T.S. Ramakrishnan, N. Moldovoneau, A. Fournier, K.S. Osypov, Y.B. Altundas, 2014, "Targeted Survey Design Under Uncertainty"

Y. Yang, K. Osypov, R. Bachrach, D. Nichols, M. Woodward, O. Zdraveva, Y. Liu, A. Fournier, Y. You, 2013, "Application of the Rock Physics Model in Anisotropic Seismic Velocity Model Building and Quantitative Reservoir Structural Uncertainty Analysis: Gulf of Mexico Case Study", International Petroleum Technology Conference

K. Osypov, N. Ivanova, Y. Yang, A. Fournier, D. Nichols, R. Bachrach, C.Evren Yarman, D. Nikolenko, 2013, "Assessing E&P and Drilling Risks With Seismic Uncertainty Analysis", International Petroleum Technology ConferenceInternational Petroleum Technology Conference

K. Osypov, N. Ivanova, Y. Yang, A. Fournier, D. Nikolenko, 2013, "Challenges in Quantifying Subsalt Structural Uncertainty", 75th EAGE Conference and Exhibition  Workshops

A. Fournier, K.S. Osypov, 2013, "Covariance estimation using sparse wavelet representation"

H.Kristian Helgesen, J. Liu, J. Tang, A. Salama, R. Pepper, S. Madden, M. Woodward, A. Klebleeva, E.Frugier Dorrington, A.E.L. Sabaa, C.Evren Yarman, A. Fournier, Y. Yang, K.S. Osypov, 2013, "Dirty salt velocity model building with constrained iterative tomography: Methodology and application", SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2013

K. Osypov, Y. Yang, A. Fournier, N. Ivanova, R. Bachrach, C.Evren Yarman, Y. You, D. Nichols, M. Woodward, 2013, "Modeluncertainty quantification in seismic tomography: method and applications", Geophysical Prospecting, 1114  1134

N. Ivanova, Y. Yang, K. Osypov, A. Fournier, C.E. Yarman, D. Nichols, R. Bachrach, Y. You, M. Woodward, 2013, "Optimizing Exploration and Appraisal Well Placement Using Structural Uncertainty Analysis", 75th EAGE Conference and Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013

J. Liu, J. Tang, H.K. Helgesen, A. Salama, R. Pepper, S. Madden, M. Woodward, A. ELSabaa, A. Klebleeva, C.E. Yarman, A. Fournier, Y. Yang, K.S. Osypov, 2013, "Salt Inclusion Velocity Determination by a Constrained Iterative Tomographic Approach", 75th EAGE Conference and Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013

Y. Yang, K. Osypov, R. Bachrach, D. Nichols, M. Woodward, O. Zdraveva, Y. Liu, A. Fournier, Y. You, 2013, "Simultaneous Anisotropic Tomography with Rock Physics Constraints  Gulf of Mexico Example", 75th EAGE Conference and Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013

A. Fournier, R. Bachrach, N. Ivanova, Y. Yang, K. Osypov, 2013, "Value of imperfect information: A use of geoscience uncertainty in E&P decision making", GeoMarket Symposium

A. Fournier, R. Bachrach, N. Ivanova, K. Osypov, 2013, "Value of imperfect information: A use of geoscience uncertainty in E&P decision making", SEG Workshop: Seismic Uncertainties and their Impact

Y. Yang, K. Osypov, R. Bachrach, M. Woodward, O. Zdraveva, Y. Liu, A. Fournier, Y. You, 2012, "Anisotropic tomography and uncertainty analysis with rock physics constraints: Green Canyon case study", SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2012

K. Osypov, Y. Yang, R. Bachrach, M. Woodward, O. Zdraveva, Y. Liu, A. Fournier, Y. You, 2012, "Quantifying seismic uncertainty using geologic and rockphysics constraints", SEGEAGE Summer Research Workshop: Velocity Model Building in Complex Geology

A. Fournier, Y. Yang, Y. You, K. Osypov, 2012, "Sparse, accurate seismictomographic residualcovariance matrices using orthogonal wavelets", SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2012

J. Berner, S.Y. Ha, J.P. Hacker, A. Fournier, C. Snyder, 2011, "Model Uncertainty in a Mesoscale Ensemble Prediction System: Stochastic versus Multiphysics Representations", Monthly Weather Review, 139, 1972  1995

M.A. Taylor, A. Fournier, 2010, "A compatible and conservative spectral element method on unstructured grids", Journal of Computational Physics, 229, 5879  5895

A. Fournier, D. Rosenberg, A. Pouquet, 2009, "Dynamically adaptive spectralelement simulations of 2D incompressible Navier–Stokes vortex decays", Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 1031531550, 245  268

M.A. Taylor, S. Cyr, A. Fournier, 2009, "Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Nonoscillatory Advection Operator for the Compatible Spectral Element Method", 5545, 273  282

H. Weller, H.G. Weller, A. Fournier, 2009, "Voronoi, Delaunay, and BlockStructured Mesh Refinement for Solution of the ShallowWater Equations on the Sphere", Monthly Weather Review, 137, 4208  4224

H. Wang, J.J. Tribbia, F. Baer, A. Fournier, M.A. Taylor, 2007, "A Spectral Element Version of CAM2", Monthly Weather Review, 135, 3825  3840

F. Baer, H. Wang, J.J. Tribbia, A. Fournier, 2006, "Climate Modeling with Spectral Elements", Monthly Weather Review, 134, 3610  3624

A. Fournier, 2006, "Exact calculation of Fourier series in nonconforming spectralelement methods", Journal of Computational Physics, 215, 1  5

D. Rosenberg, A. Fournier, P. Fischer, A. Pouquet, 2006, "Geophysical–astrophysical spectralelement adaptive refinement (GASpAR): Objectoriented hadaptive fluid dynamics simulation", Journal of Computational Physics, 215, 59  80

K.A. Maasch, R.J. Oglesby, A. Fournier, 2005, "Barry Saltzman and the Theory of Climate", Journal of Climate, 18, 2141  2150

J. Dennis, A. Fournier, W.F. Spotz, A. StCyr, M.A. Taylor, S.J. Thomas, H. Tufo, 2005, "HighResolution Mesh Convergence Properties and Parallel Efficiency of a Spectral Element Atmospheric Dynamical Core", International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, 19, 225  235

A. Fournier, 2005, "Instantaneous Wavelet Energetic Transfers between Atmospheric Blocking and Local Eddies", Journal of Climate, 18, 2151  2171

A. Fournier, M.A. Taylor, J.J. Tribbia, 2004, "The Spectral Element Atmosphere Model (SEAM): HighResolution Parallel Computation and Localized Resolution of Regional Dynamics", Monthly Weather Review, 132, 726  748

A. Fournier, 2003, "Atmospheric Energetics in the Wavelet Domain. Part II: TimeAveraged Observed Atmospheric Blocking", Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 60, 319  338

A. Fournier, G. Beylkin, V. Cheruvu, 2003, "Multiresolution adaptive space refinement in geophysical fluid dynamics simulation", Chicago Workshop on Adaptive Mesh Refinement Methods

A. Fournier, 2002, "Atmospheric Energetics in the Wavelet Domain. Part I: Governing Equations and Interpretation for Idealized Flows", Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 59, 1182  1197

A. Fournier, 2000, "Introduction to Orthonormal Wavelet Analysis with Shift Invariance: Application to Observed Atmospheric Blocking Spatial Structure", Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 57, 3856  3880