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, frisbee, or hiking.
Broadly: UAV based remote sensing for earth and humanitarian geophysical applications
2020 - Present
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Using drone based photogrammetry, thermal infrared and multispectral sensing with machine learning to detect scatterable landmines.
Exploring unique ways to couple art and science
2016 - 2020
Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences
Minor in Graphic Design / Painting
Minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Analyzing lava flows to understand rheological behavior to improve hazard response
Plume segmentation for anticipating eruptions