Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Emily C Pease

Emily C Pease
B.S., Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2018
M.S., Energy and Earth Resources, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2020

Email: emilypease@utexas.edu
Mobile: 4079204006

Supervisor

  • Suzanne Pierce

Emily is a second year Masters student in Energy and Earth Resources working with supervisor Suzanne Pierce. Her research interests include bridging disciplines between data science, hydrogeology, and GIS/remote sensing to address pressing water issues in Texas. Until early 2019, Emily had been with the USGS Texas Water Science Center as a hydrologist for three years, working on groundwater modeling, GIS, and Python programming for the Geospatial Sciences and Cyber Innovation Branch. She completed a graduate research assistantship during her Masters at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, focusing on statistical modeling and applied scientific programming as applied to the geosciences. Her thesis, Theory-Guided Data Science: Combining Machine Learning with Domain Expertise to Predict Springflow, is a case study exploring how the combination between data-driven and theory-based science can result in more accurate, efficient modeling.

Current Research Projects

Theory-Guided Data Science: Combining Machine Learning with Domain Expertise to Predict Springflow

Past Research Projects

Groundwater Modeling with Informatics and Automated Workflows for Water Resource Management: A Case Study from the Northern Trinity Aquifer

New Geochemical and Thermochronologic Constraints on the Tectonic Affinity, Cooling History, and Timing of Obduction of the Spongtang Ophiolite, Northwest India

650-m Profiles of Self-Potential, Contact Resistance, and Electric Resistance Tomography Measurements Adjacent to Hamilton Creek, Burnet County, Texas

Integrated Modeling of Texas Water Resources and Methods Development through DataX Platform at Texas Advanced Computing Center

Depositional Environment and Provenance of a Boulder-Rich Diamictite, Witmarsum, Parana State, Brazil.

Ed Archuleta Desalter Scholarship - Texas Desalination Association (2019)

Outstanding Student Poster Award - American Geophysical Union (AGU) (2018)

Energy and Earth Resource Fellowship - EER, Jackson School of Geosciences (2018 - 2020)

Undergraduate Research Fellowhip - University of Texas at Austin (2016 - 2018)

On to the Future Scholar - Geological Society of America (GSA) (2016)

Jackson Scholar - Jackson School of Geosciences (2013 - 2018)

Chair, Tutorial Selection Committee, SciPy Conference (2020)

Python, Open Source, Reproducibility, and Efficiency, Ameredev Operating, Austin, TX (2019)

Integrated Modeling of Texas Water Resources, Modflow and More, Golden, CO (2019)

Information Technology Tools for Public Policy (invited commentator), Water Solutions for Mexico City Workshop, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, March 28th, 2019. (2019)

A Unified Data Representation of Texas Water Resources., EarthCube, Denver, CO (2019)

Groundwater Modeling with Informatics and Automated Workflows for Water Resource Management: A Case Study from the Northern Trinity Aquifer, American Geophysical Union (AGU), Washington, D.C. (2018)

New Geochemical and Thermochronologic Constraints on the Tectonic Affinity, Cooling History, and Timing of Obduction of the Spongtang Ophiolite, Northwest India, Geological Society of America, Seattle, WA (2017)

Depositional Environment and Provenance of a Boulder-Rich Diamictite, Witmarsum, Parana State, Brazil., Geological Society of America (GSA), Baltimore, MD (2015)

GitHub
Emily is an advocate for open source tools. You can find her recent repositories on her GitHub profile.

USGS Personal Bio (resigned)
Click here to find Emily's USGS publications.