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Hello! My name is Jasper and I am pursing a PhD at LDEO at Columbia University in physical volcanology. I am an earth scientist by trade, and I love all aspects of the natural world from studying it, to hiking, traveling, climbing, and exploring all of the breath taking sights to be seen. I am passionate about protecting the environment, and researching ways to detect landmines to combat the atrocities caused by the international landmine crisis. This passion has lead me to found the Demining Research Community,  whose mission is to "research, develop, and field test cutting edge sensors and platforms to improve current demining technologies" and apply these findings to help aid post conflict nations. In my free time I enjoy  listening to music, painting, drawing, and illustration and being active whether that be soccer, rock climbing, or hiking.




Remote Sensing

Broadly: UAV based remote sensing for earth and humanitarian geophysical applications

2020 - 2022

Columbia University

Master of Arts

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Landmine Detection

Using drone based photogrammetry, thermal infrared and multispectral sensing with machine learning to detect scatterable landmines.

Scientific Illustration

Exploring unique ways to couple art and science 

Physical Volcanology

Analyzing lava flows to understand rheological behavior to improve hazard response 

Anticipating Volcanic Eruptions in Real Time

Generating 3D models of tuff cones to understand erosion rates

2016 - 2020

Binghamton University

Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences

Minor in Graphic Design / Painting

Minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

2022 - Present

Columbia University

PhD Candidate

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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