Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Scott D Kempf

Scott D Kempf
Senior Software Engineer, Institute for Geophysics, Jackson School of Geosciences

Work: +1 512 471 0482
Office: ROC 2.264
Mailcode: R2200
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Scott's primary work at UTIG has been to provide computer assistance for airborne geophysics. He has been heavily involved in data management from acquisition to archiving, processing, presentation, and distribution. He maintains an online database with data from dozens of instruments covering 250,000 line km, as well as a tape archive containing over a terabyte of radar data. Scott has traveled to Antarctica four times and helped prepare for and remotely assisted many field seasons.

Scott has extensive experience with carrier phase GPS processing, synthetic aperture radar, LIDAR, magnetic and gravity surveying. He has written and maintained a real time acquisition under QNX and has done much data processing by creating his own generalized and specialized C language toolset combined using shell scripts. He is proficient with Gipsy/OASIS, K&RS;, Matlab, C, csh, Linux, Solaris, Windows, GMT, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Word. He has a working knowledge of Java, C++, Perl, Python, SQL, and Geosoft's Oasis montaj.

Areas of Expertise

Data management, radar data, airborne geophysics, computer systems, computer programming, carrier phase GPS processing, LIDAR, magnetic and gravity surveying.