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My name is Jasper Baur and the Cofounder and Lead Scientist at Safe Pro AI, the President of Demining Research Community, and a PhD Candidate at Columbia University. My dissertation is in explosive hazard mitigation with applications in physical volcanology and landmine detection. I am an earth scientist by trade, and I love all aspects of the natural world including studying, hiking, traveling, climbing, and exploring all of the breathtaking sights to be seen. I am passionate about protecting the environment and researching ways to detect landmines to combat the atrocities caused by them and UXO.


To address this international crisis, I founded 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 aid conflict and post-conflict nations. At Safe Pro AI I develop software, algorithms, and novel approaches to detect landmines in the real world. To date my software "SpotlightAI" is being deployed in Ukraine detecting mines and UXO everyday.



Remote Sensing & Computer Vision

UAV based remote sensing and computer vision for earth and humanitarian geophysical applications

Specialization in small object detection

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.

Detecting buried UXO and landmines using airborne geophysical surveys.

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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