Graduate Students in the SFRC
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Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Graduate Students
FAS PhD Students
PhD Student, Advisor: Mike Allen
I research sea turtle and human interactions. I am planning to look into the threat of vessel strikes in Florida gulf coast waters, by doing both field observations and computer modeling.
PhD Student, Advisor: Charles Martin
I started working on my PhD through the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station in 2019. My research focuses on the effects of salinity on structuring estuarine food webs in the Suwanee River Sound, FL, and other northern Gulf of Mexico estuaries. I am developing modeling and experimental approaches to examine the distribution of fish and crustaceans along the estuarine salinity gradient and determine how variation in species interactions due to changes in salinity shapes these distributions.
Erin Collings Bohaboy
PhD Student, Advisor: William Patterson
I use underwater acoustic telemetry to study post-release mortality and movement of northern Gulf of Mexico red snapper and gray triggerfish. I am particularly interested in the harvesting/discarding behavior of the reef fish charter boat fleet and whether weighted return-to-depth (descender) devices reduce mortality of fish that are caught and released by recreational fishers. I use stock assessment to quantify how recreational discarding, post-release mortality, and potential management regulations affect Gulf of Mexico reef fish stocks, with an emphasis on red snapper.
PhD Student, Advisors: Will Patterson and Rob Ahrens
I am a PhD student conducting research focused on improving age estimates for commercially exploited reef fishes. I use a variety of methods to estimate and validate the ages of two important Florida reef fish, gray triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) and vermillion snapper (Rhomboplites aurorubens). I am also investigating the development of a novel method to validate age estimates using protein orientation in eye lenses. Using this information I will study how improved aging accuracy and precision affect modeled stock dynamics and stock status benchmarks.
PhD Student, Advisor: Ed Camp
I will develop conceptual and quantitative models to assess the potential of artificial reefs as an effective management tool. My first goal is to create a model that will simulate the effects of artificial reefs on a hypothetical recreational fishery.
PhD Student, Advisors: Robert Ahrens and Ed Camp
I am a PhD student in Dr. Ahrens and Dr. Camp’s labs at UF focusing on sustainable fisheries management using stock assessments and management strategy evaluations. I obtained my B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida and my M.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University. My current research aims to determine whether there are suitable alternatives to the multinomial likelihood for modeling age and size composition data within fisheries stock assessments.
Holden Earl Harris
PhD Student, Advisors: Mike Allen and Will Patterson
In my dissertation research I seek to understand the ecological and economic conditions that effect the development and sustainability for a commercial fishery for invasive lionfish. Current projects include (1) research, development, and testing of lionfish traps for controlling deepwater populations of lionfish, (2) population-level effects following the emergence of an skin disease in lionfish, (3) detection and removal efficiency of lionfish, and (4) bioeconomic models for a Gulf of Mexico commercial lionfish fishery. My interest in studying lionfish and reef fisheries stem from my background working as a SCUBA instructor, commercial spearfisher, and dive charter captain.
PhD Student, Advisor: Huiping Yang
I am a PhD student and currently examining nutrient accumulation in microalgae and its role in mollusk aquaculture; particularly hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria). I am going to examine total lipid and protein of microalgae and how they contribute to growth and development of hard clam. Before studying microalgae as live feed, I was a fish nutritionist working with artificial feed, especially fishmeal replacement. Feel free to contact me on email or my LinkedIn account if you want to ask about my current or past research. Here is my Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marlyn-kallau-752b695/. Here is my lab webpage: https://www.facebook.com/MSAR.UF.IFAS/?tn-str=k*F.
PhD Student, Advisor: Ed Phlips
Previously, my graduate research with the Phlips Lab consisted of a life history analysis of the algal species Ulva lactuca on the island of Okinawa in Japan. Environmental, normally distributed variables such as solar flux and pH were compared using parametric tests. Typhoon data was also utilized which identified brief interruptions in size and frequency of algal blooms months after the storm actually occurred. My current research working towards my PhD involve an in-depth study of the inflow and outflow of eutrophic waters within the Okeechobee waterway, more specifically the St. Lucie Canal. There has been limited scientific research on the algal, bacterial, chemical and physical composition of Lake Okeechobee waters after they leave the lake proper and enter the canal. It is suspected that during flushing regimes, the suspension and re-suspension of nutrient laden sediments within the water column prime the St. Lucie estuary for eutrophic events. This research would fill a gap in an otherwise very large, lengthy, and costly environmental problem within the State of Florida.
Liz Duermit Moreau
PhD Student, Advisor: Don Behringer
I am interested in disease ecology in fished crustaceans. For my dissertation research I will focus on identifying life history and environmental characteristics of crustaceans that impact their susceptibility to disease-causing pathogens and parasites. I will examine how habitat degradation and fishing pressure in the Florida Keys impact disease in two of Florida’s top fisheries – spiny lobster and stone crab.
PhD Student, Advisors: Bill Pine and Robert Ahrens
I am a rising first year PhD student and will begin research to assess population status and trends in threatened Gulf sturgeon populations in the Gulf of Mexico. We will develop population models to inform restoration actions for this species as part of recovery efforts following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. During my MS at NC State University, I studied the relationships between physical and water quality characteristics of reservoirs and their fish assemblages to potentially better inform sportfish management practices using long-term population dynamic data, ecological monitoring, and standardized sampling.
PhD Student, Advisors: David Chagaris and Mike Allen
My research is focused on analyzing the relationship between freshwater discharge and salinity on estuarine fish communities in the Cedar Key region. This area is influenced significantly by freshwater inputs from the Suwannee River, which has exhibited several extreme low flow events since 2000. Low discharge has likely been due to climatic variability and land use changes and may have considerable impact on estuarine fishes. I am currently constructing a food web model assessing the effect of environmental drivers on the trophic dynamics and fish community structure in this estuary. Species of particular importance will be bay anchovies (Anchoa mitchilli) and striped anchovies (Anchoa hepsetus), as they have been suggested to play significant roles as prey for commercially and recreationally important fish.
PhD Student, Advisor: David Chagaris
I am a first year PhD Student, my research is focused on spatio-temporal modelling. Specifically, I used a food-web (Ecopath) model from the West Florida Shelf (WFS) to simulate the rebuilding of two stocks which have certain niche overlap. Therefore, this model will be used to check if the optimum sustainable yield can be spatio-temporally achieved for all reef fish simultaneously. Finally, a sensitivity analysis on the estimated parameters inside this spatio-temporal food-web model to address the uncertainty of this WFS model.
FAS MS Students
MS Student, Advisors: Matthew DiMaggio and Frank Asche
I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Agricultural Operations Management and minors in Management and Sales in Agribusiness, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and International Studies in Agriculture in May 2019. I began work at the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Lab only two weeks after graduation on a project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and I plan on graduating Spring 2021. My work is part of a nation-wide initiative to improve the profitability and create opportunities for growth in the aquaculture industry. Work on the project covers many areas of aquaculture including catfish, East Coast shellfish, hybrid striped bass, tilapia, and tropical fish. I will be focusing on tropical fish, connecting with local farmers in the Tampa Bay area to seek out regulatory inefficiencies in their production processes and provide an economic analysis of farm functions.
MS Student, Advisors: Mike Allen and Charlie Martin
I am a M.S. student at the Nature Coast Biological Station (NCBS) in Cedar Key, FL. I am also currently working with Florida Fish and Wildlife’s Fisheries Independent Monitoring Program while pursuing my degree. My research focuses on the effects of oyster restoration on nekton assemblages in the Suwannee Sound, located outside the mouth of the Suwannee River. I am collecting fish and invertebrate richness and abundance data along Lone Cabbage Reef to compare differences before and after the oyster restoration. For more information about this project and others along the Nature Coast, visit the NCBS website: https://ncbs.ifas.ufl.edu/
MS Student, Advisor: Vincent Lecours
In my research I use spatial datasets to produce habitat maps and analyze the spatiotemporal dynamics of coastal systems. The focus of my thesis is using imagery collected by unmanned aerial systems to characterize Florida’s intertidal oyster reefs. I am using Object-Based Image Analysis to delineate reefs from surrounding habitats as well as oyster shell from surrounding substrate within an individual reef. Object-Based Image Analysis is a more robust analysis technique than traditional pixel-based methods as it divides images into meaningful objects using spectral and textural characteristics. I will use the information from the Object-Based Image Analysis in a broader seascape ecology context to study which spatial variables may contribute to a reef’s success or failure.
Lab link: https://www.thelecourslab.org/
MS Student, Advisor: Jeffrey Hill
I am a second year MS Student, focusing my research on risk based approaches to evaluate Alligator Gar aquaculture in Florida. There is interest in Florida to commercially culture Alligator Gar for food and out-of-state ornamental sale. These activities are not currently permitted due to the harvest closure on Alligator Gar implemented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in 2006. Alligator Gar are imperiled throughout much of their native range, however, there is concern for invasiveness if regulations are changed to allow for commercial aquaculture in Florida. Before making a decision concerning commercial aquaculture, evaluation of the risks of establishment and impacts is prudent. An extensive literature review and biological synopsis, risk screens, and a stakeholder-inclusive qualitative risk assessment will be used to assess risk of invasiveness.
Lab Webpage: https://tal.ifas.ufl.edu/
MS Student, Advisor: Charles Martin
I am a first-year master’s student and my thesis is focused on examining freshwater fish preferences of submerged aquatic vegetation through both field sampling and habitat choice experiments. My findings will be used in an adaptive restoration project to plant 5 acres of vegetation in Lake Apopka, an environmentally degraded lake outside Orlando. I am also conducting a global, systematized review of tested and reported sound production in fishes, and working on projects looking at the effectiveness of passive acoustic recording for ecological monitoring.
MS Student, Advisors: Ed Camp and Shirley Baker
I am a MS student interested in benthic invertebrate ecology. My research focuses on the dynamics of predator-prey interactions on oyster reefs, specifically how factors like variations in salinity and prey density mediate mortality by predation. I am conducting a field experiment to assess differences in oyster mortality and predator abundance along natural gradients in the Suwannee River estuary.
MS Student, Advisor: Mike Allen
I am a Master’s Student working out of the Nature Coast Biological Station in Cedar Key, FL. My research focuses on Spotted Seatrout Management. Specifically I am evaluating how environmental factors have influenced recruitment of Spotted Seatrout in the Cedar Key Estuary within the last few years using age and growth methods.
MS Student, Advisor: Juliane Struve
I have spent over 800 days at sea or in the field conducting protected species surveys, including photographic identification mark-recapture surveys, biological sampling, and large-scale ship-board abundance surveys of cetaceans. My master’s thesis focuses on questions of common bottlenose dolphin metapopulation abundance, distribution, and inter-population connectivity in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.
MS Student, Advisor: Don Behringer
I am heading in to my second year as a master student and focusing on the effects of predatory drills on Florida bay scallop growth, mortality, and parasite load. Drills are a type of predatory gastropod that feed on molluscs such the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica and the bay scallop Argopecten irradians. They have been known to eliminate entire oyster reefs and drive declines in commercial and recreational fisheries. The abundance and potential effects of drills on scallops has not been well studied. Not only can heavy predation from these snails cause population declines but sublethal drill predation has the potential to transmit disease from infected to healthy individuals or between different molluscan species, which could have further population and fishery implications. I will be conducting surveys, creating disease profiles for both drills and scallops, and preforming transmission experiments to further understand these potential threats.
MS Student, Advisor: Matt DiMaggio
I am from Madison, Wisconsin where I received my B.S in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduation I moved to Florida and worked at two different marine ornamental aquaculture facilities where I fell in love with the culture of marine species. I am now working towards my M.S in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Florida’s Tropical Aquaculture Lab in Ruskin, FL. I am conducting larviculture research on three pelagic spawning species of marine ornamentals by manipulating environmental and nutritional parameters during early life stages. After receiving my M.S I hope to help manage an aquaculture facility or work at a public aquarium.
MS Student, Advisor: Lindsey Reisinger
My research investigates the role of pathogens in biological invasions and their potential use to control invasive crayfish populations. First, I will identify the pathogens present in native and invasive crayfish species within Wisconsin. Then I will select a few candidate pathogens for laboratory studies to observe the potential effects on behavior and mortality of both native and invasive crayfishes, with hopes of identifying a pathogen that will decrease the survival or competitive ability of the Rusty Crayfish.
MS Student, Advisor: Ed Camp
My research is focused on developing a quantitative analysis of ecosystem services that oysters provide. This project aims to estimate return on investment for inclusion in restoration costs with hopes that it will provide a framework for managers when wanting to restore oysters. I am currently using the ecosystem service program inVEST to assess return on investment of the Lone Cabbage Reef Restoration Project in Suwannee Sound, Florida.
Masters of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Students
MFAS Student, Advisor: Chuck Cichra
I started the pursuit of my online MFAS degree this May and aim to graduate in spring 2022. My research project will likely be centered around an upcoming research project I am set to initiate here in South Carolina for the SC Department of Natural Resources. We have ~20 small public fishing lakes in the State Lakes program and these lakes are routinely becoming “bass crowded” with the ever-declining desire of anglers to harvest largemouth bass. My project will involve heavy largemouth bass removal via electrofishing to ascertain if this can make a positive impact on two of our bass crowded lakes. I plan to look for changes in both the largemouth bass population characteristics but also look for changes in the bluegill population characteristics. If successful, this could serve as a management blueprint for our and other agencies’ bass crowded public fishing lakes.
MFAS Student, Advisor: Savanna Barry
I am a distance MFAS student based out of St. Pete, Florida. Currently I work at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Research and Education. There I focus on bottlenose dolphin dorsal identification, microplastics, and fish population studies from otter trawls. For my project, I am using our fish data to understand responses to major weather events as well as investigating possible tropicalization in Clearwater Bay.
MFAS Student, Advisor: Roy Yanong
I am a distance student pursuing a Master of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. I have just begun my career in the field and am currently working on a technical paper.
Forest Resources and Conservation Graduate Students
Forest Resources and Conservation (focus in Ecosystem Markets), Advisor: Damian Adams
A market for ecosystems is the bringing together of a buyer and a seller so that they can trade ecosystem services such as the provision of clean water; maintenance of livable climates and atmospheres (carbon sequestration); pollination of crops and native vegetation; or the maintenance of biodiversity.
Forest Resources and Conservation, Advisor: P.K. Nair
I am a PhD student and my advisor is Dr. P.K. Nair. I intend to work on Carbon sequestration of soil and possible solutions to mitigate climate changes and help in sustainable development. I am also interested in human interaction modelling with respect to an ecosystem and how these alterations affect the natural balance of an ecosystem.
Forest Resources and Conservation, Advisor: Karen Kainer
My research focuses on socioeconomic aspects related to legal logging, forest use and related decision-making by smallholders living within sustainable-use protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon.
Forest Resources and Conservation, Advisor: Martha Monroe
I am a MS student and my advisor is Dr. Martha Monroe. I intend to work on human dimension of sustainable management of landscapes and the conservation of biodiversity. I am also very interested in anthropological research on fire and haze, related to governance and social-politics of the local context.
Forest Resources and Conservation , Advisor: Matt Cohen
I am a PhD student interested in wetland ecohydrology. My dissertation research will focus on understanding the biodiversity functions provided by heterogeneous networks of geographically isolated wetlands (GIWs). I am particularly interested in fish ecology and how variations in hydrologic connectivity affect site occupancy and community composition.
Forest Resources and Conservation (focus in Tropical forest ecology, Remote sensing), Advisor: Stephanie
Using field-collected and remotely sensed data, including hyper-spectral and LiDAR, I will map species composition and carbon stocks of dry forest remnant trees in the Azuero Peninsula of Panama.
Forest Resources and Conservation , Advisor: Stephanie Bohlman
I am an MS student with a research focus on cogongrass invasion detection using remote sensing. I am currently working to understand the relationship between cogongrass growth and hyperspectral data.
Forest Resources and Conservation , Advisor: Francis E. (Jack) Putz
I am an Indonesian forestry auditor who is concerned with sustainable forest management for tropical forests. As a Master’s student I would like to gain more knowledge and experience in evaluating forest operations and performance to attain a forestry certification.
Forest Resources and Conservation, Advisor: Jiri Hulcr
I am a PhD student under the direction of Dr. Jiri Hulcr. My research aims at: (1) The evolution of metabolism in amborsia mutualists and (2) The population and distribution of Geothmithia spp. In Southeastern United States.
Forest Resources and Conservation, Advisor: Martha Monroe
I am an MS student in Forest Resources and Conservation with a concentration in Ecological Restoration. I hope to gain a stronger foundation in resource management techniques that I can utilize while being a park ranger for the Florida Park Service. I also hope to gain a graduate certificate in Environmental Education and Communication. My main focus will be on developing and implementing interpretation opportunities in hopes of fostering in park visitors a passion for conservation and best land management practices.
Forest Resources and Conservation, Advisor: Gary F. Peter
I am a PhD student in Forest Resources and Conservation under the supervision of Dr. Gary Peter. My research focuses on assessing the effects of stand management, tree age and characteristics, as well as chemical stimulants on oleoresin yields in slash pine (Pinus elliottii). The main goal of this project is to cost effectively collect pine terpenes for renewable chemicals and biofuels. I also received my Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida.
Forest Resources and Conservation, Advisor: Michael Andreu
I earned my undergrad degree at UF in Forest Resource Management. Now I will be completing a Master’s project on drone and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and their applications to forest land owners. I am interested in seeing how forest health and management can be carried out with the aid of emerging and innovative technologies such as UAS’s.
Forest Resources and Conservation , Advisor: Jiri Hulcr
I am a PhD student under Dr. Jiri Hulcr. My research projects will include ecological, morphological, molecular and taxonomic characterization of the wood boring insects and their fungal associates, mostly collected overseas. Specific attention given to the invasive and exotic bark and ambrosia beetles from Asia and the fungal sumbionts associated with it.
Forest Resources and Conservation , Advisor: Jason Smith
My research is an investigation into the Ganoderma lucidum-species complex collected in the Southeastern United States with an emphasis on decay severity in terms of tree health.
Forest Resources and Conservation , Advisor: Dr. Douglas Carter
I am currently pursuing a Masters of Science (non-thesis) in Forest Resources and Conservation with Dr. Douglas Carter as my advisor. My areas interest include the economics of forest management and policy decisions, forest investment both in the USA and abroad and evaluating land management alternatives with respect to returns on forest land
Forest Resources and Conservation , Advisor: Salvador Gezan and Francisco Escobedo
I am an MS student and my advisor is Dr. Salvador Gezan. I have worked as a forest engineer for 16 years in forest management, CDM, FSC and GIS. My degree program will start with a project assisting Dr. Francisco Escobedo on integrating research, education, and extension for enhancing southern pine climate change mitigation and adaptations. The thesis work will further develop my statistical knowledge on field measurements and database generation.
Forest Resources and Conservation Advisor: Damian Adams
I am from Uganda and pursuing a MS in Forest Resources and Conservation. I aim to get a theoretical insight on conservation finance and policy to enable me to focus on my Master’s research where I intend to analyze the specific constraints and opportunities for widening private and local stakeholders’ engagement in REDD+.
Forest Resources and Conservation Advisor: Jason Smith
I am a Master Student in Forest Pathology under the supervision of Dr. Jason Smith. My goal in this program will be to gain some knowledge and experience in forest diseases including fungal pathogen such as Diplodia pinea. I am from Chile, where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Forest Engineering from Universidad Catolica de Temuco.
Sebastian Palmas Perez
Forest Resources and Conservation (focus on Statistics, Natural Resource Modeling, Tropical Conservation and Development), Advisor: Salvador Gezan
I focus on the establishment of permanent plots for forest mensuration across the managed forests of Quintana Roo Mexico. These permanent plots will help quantify local and regional forest dynamics and to report these estimates to forest communities and managers, and national or international agencies. With these dynamics estimates, the idea is to construct a new model for productive uneven-aged mixed forests to estimate economically optimal harvests as well as to explore different alternatives for management of the tropical forests of Quintana Roo and across the tropics.
Forest Resources and Conservation Advisor: Taylor Stein
For my PhD project, I am examining; a) How visitors perceive scenic beauty and recreation value of different wildlife habitats, b) How they do trade-off between wildlife habitat and scenic beauty while selecting a recreation site and c) How these perceptions and trade-offs are associated with cognitive, social, and cultural factors. Working with Dr. Taylor Stein as a major adviser, I am using different social and economic theories and research tools to answer these questions.
Forest Resources and Conservation (focus in Tropical forest ecology, Disturbance diversity relationships),
Advisor: Jiri Hulcr
I am a Ph.D. student in Dr. Jiri Hulcr’s Forest Entomology Lab currently studying the population structure and history of the common, and sometimes pest, fungus farming bark and ambrosia beetles. Before coming to UF, I studied fisheries genetics at the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. My research is driven by a desire to use emerging molecular tools to better understand the biology of species that are ecologically and economically important. To learn more about me and my research please visit: http://www.ambrosiasymbiosis.org/researchers/caroline-storer/
Forest Resources and Conservation (focus in Agroforestry), Advisor: P.K. Nair
Loss of biodiversity can be reduced through use of agroforestry (AF). Smallholder farmers gain from the increased production and environmental benefits associated with practicing AF but large scale adoption has been limited. Local environmental governance (LEG) has long been recognized as a prominent means of promoting agroforestrybased resource management (ARM), yet establishment of such programs continues to be plagued by institutional impediments. The aim of my research is to identify the institutional impediments to ARM and LEG, as perceived by smallholder farmer communities utilizing surveying techniques and statistical analysis, in order to help maximize AF policy decisions.
Ana Luiza Violato Espada
Forest Resources and Conservation, Advisor: Karen Kainer
Ana Luiza Violato Espada is a Tropical Conservation and Development Program member (http://uftcd.org/) and PhD student in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) at UF working with Dr. Karen Kainer. Ana holds a Master’s degree in Natural Resources Management and Local Development in the Amazon (Federal University of Pará). She has an extensive professional experience with community-based forest management in the tropics. When she worked in a socio-environmental non-profit organization (Tropical Forest Institute), Ana got involved with communities from Sustainable Use Protected Areas in Brazilian Amazon. From this experience, her research interests are: understand what have led communities to legally manage their timber, identify variation in co-managed forest schemes, and analyze how specific logging strategies and their integration of different types of knowledge have affected forest governance. Developing a participatory-action research in extractive reserves from Acre, Amazonas, and Pará states, her research will contribute to the understanding of the adaptive multi-stakeholder’s process to conserve forest and promote rural development.
Research interests: Forest Conservation; Community-Based Forest Management; Community Empowerment; Decision Making; Adaptive Natural Resources Governance; Protected Areas Management; Logging; Brazilian Amazon
Geomatics Graduate Students
Geomatics , Advisor: Grenville Barnes and Ben Wilkinson
I am a PhD student researching the survey and mapping of Karst features. Most recently I worked as an independent contractor in the oil and gas industry. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) in 2012 with a Master of Science in Ocean Engineering with an Ocean mapping option. I am also an Alumnus of the University of Florida’s Geomatics program, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in 2009.
Geomatics (focus in Riparian property boundaries), Advisor: Ahmed Mohamed and Grenville Barnes
I am studying the effects of sea level rise (SLR) on riparian property boundaries in isolated bays and tidal rivers. My hypothesis is that the reduction of the tidal influence in isolated water bodies will alter the effects of SLR; detailed tide studies combined with high resolution elevation models will be needed to determine the difference in SLR’s effects between bays and the outer coast
Forest Resources and Conservation-Geomatics Advisor: Amr Abd-Elrahman
I’m a PhD student in Geomatics program, and I’m also pursuing a master degree in Statistics simultaneously. My PhD research is about developing novel techniques to make a better map of land covers using techniques from the fields of Unmanned Aerial System(UAS), photogrammetry, remote sensing and machine learning. My objective is to break obstacles between these fields to unleash the power of the latest statistical and machine learning techniques such as deep learning, graphical models to advance the remote sensing and photogrammetry applications.
Geomatics (focus on LiDAR and GPS), Advisor: Dr. Ben Wilkinson
I am an active duty US Army officer pursuing my PhD in Geomatics. I was deployed to Bosnia in 2000 and Iraq in 2003 with 3/3 Armored Cavalry Regiment. My most recent assignment was at NORAD where I served as a Missile and Space Domain Chief for 3 years. My academic interests include LiDAR, Global Positioning Systems, and Geographic Information Systems. I have taught Physical Geography, Computer Cartography, Geographic Information Systems, Surveying, and Remote Sensing at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.
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