The researchers will work on developing automatic processing algorithms for satellite data using Google Earth Engine or similar tools integrated with imagery available through Google Earth or other sources to identify temporal changes in the state of dams, tailing ponds, waste heaps associated with mining and other activities that constitute a mudslide or leakage hazard for downstream populations. Initial applications in the Appalachian region are of interest.
Lab: Columbia Water Center
Direct Supervisor: Upmanu lall
Position Dates: 6/1/2019 - 9/1/2019
Hours per Week: 20-30
Paid Position: Yes
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Master's; SEAS only