In general, I am interested in the fundamental problem of observing, understanding, and predicting the interaction of ice and water in the earth system. In particular, I am interested in the role that subglacial water systems play in the evolution and stability of continental ice sheets and their potential contribution to the rate of sea level rise. I am also interested in the development, use, and analysis of geophysical radar remote sensing systems that are optimized to observe hypothesis-specific phenomena. I aspire to approach problems as both an observational geoscientist as well as geophysical radar system engineer by focusing on the flow of information and uncertainty through each step of the observational science processes (from instrument and survey design, through data processing and analysis, to modeling and inference). I believe that this deliberate combination of earth system science and radar system engineering is a powerful and intellectually rich approach to research on subglacial hydrology as well a wide range of other geophysical problems, processes, and settings (i.e. the radio geophysical exploration of icy planets).
1st Place Late-Career Ph.D. - Jackson School of Geoscience Research Symposium (2013)
Best Ph.D. Student Speaker - Jackson School Technical Sessions (2013)
David Brunton Jr. Fellowship - University of Texas Graduate School (2012)
Gale White Fellowship - University of Texas Institute of Geophysics (2012)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - National Science Foundation (2009 - 2014)
Graduate School Recruitment Fellowship - University of Texas Graduate School (2008)