ESIP Community Fellows

 

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The ESIP Community Fellows are graduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in bridging the gap between informatics and Earth science.

Visit the Student Opportunities page to learn more about the fellowship and how to become a fellow. Check out ESIP's Merge blog with Community Fellow guest posts to discover more about our current fellows and their research. (You can catch them flexing their behind-the-scenes muscles on Collaboration Area calls on ESIP's YouTube, too.)

Group of people standing together

2022 ESIP Community Fellows, left to right: Jake Gearon, Sahara Ali, Sara Lafia, Qian Huang, Jim Coll, and Daniel Segessman (Morgan Wofford and Michael Mahoney not pictured)

Community Fellow Blogs

Guest Blog: How  Can Earth Science Data Enhance Community Resilience?

Guest Blog: How Can Earth Science Data Enhance Community Resilience?

The Community Resilience Cluster connects place, people and data through their work in Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP). The group has a new article out that describes challenges and recommendations other Earth and data scientists may encounter while seeking...

Guest Blog: Building Trust in Machine Learning Outputs

Guest Blog: Building Trust in Machine Learning Outputs

In his guest blog, 2022 Community Fellow Michael Mahoney shares some of the challenges of applying machine learning to remote sensing data as well as a recent success: a new paper from his lab at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.A lot of my work...

Guest Blog: The “Cluster of [Positive] Discomfort”

Guest Blog: The “Cluster of [Positive] Discomfort”

In her guest blog, doctoral student Marion McKenzie from the University of Virginia shares her experience as a 2021 Community Fellow in Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP). Throughout the year, McKenzie assisted the Community Data Cluster. As ESIP collaboration...

Welcome 2022 Community Fellows

Welcome 2022 Community Fellows

ESIP Community Fellows are graduate students interested in bridging the gap between informatics and Earth science. The 2022 Community Fellows support ESIP's collaboration areas and biannual meetings in January and July, helping care for the social and technology...

Discovery Cluster: Linking Datasets to the Applications that Use Them

In this post, ESIP Community Fellow Sara Lafia describes the goals and activities of the ESIP Discovery Cluster. The ESIP Discovery Cluster, led by Chris Lynnes (NASA), is building a Usage Based Discovery tool to help researchers discover relationships between earth...

Past ESIP Community Fellows

2023 Fellows

  • Jake Gearon | Indiana University | Envirosensing Cluster
  • Chhaya Kulkarni | University of Maryland, Baltimore County | Data Readiness Cluster
  • Chad Lanctot | University of Tennessee | Physical Samples Cluster
  • Michael Mahoney | State University of New York | Information Technology & Interoperability Committee
  • Sruti Modekurty | Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters in Urban Climate and Sustainability | Community Resilience Cluster
  • Kyla Richards | Hawaii Pacific University | Biological Data Standards Cluster
  • Daniel Segessenman | George Mason University | Data Stewardship Committee
  • Morgan Wofford | Univ. of Michigan | Open Science Cluster

2022 Fellows

  • James Coll | Univ. of Kansas | Cloud Computing Cluster
  • Sahara Ali | Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County | Air Quality Cluster
  • Jake Gearon | Indiana Univ. | Envirosensing Cluster
  • Qian Huang | Univ. of South Carolina | Disaster Lifecycle Cluster
  • Sara Lafia | Univ. of Michigan | Semantic Technologies Committee
  • Michael Mahoney | State Univ. of New York | Machine Learning Cluster
  • Morgan Wofford | Univ. of Michigan | Community Resilience Cluster
  • Daniel Segessenman | Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison | Data Stewardship Committee

2021 Fellows

  • Christine Gregg | Community Resilience Cluster | University of Michigan
  • Qian Huang | Disasters Lifecycle Cluster | University of South Carolina
  • Ned Molder | Public-Private Partnerships Cluster | University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Kristina Fauss | Envirosensing Cluster | University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Sara Lafia | Discovery Cluster | University of Michigan
  • Cindy Lin | Machine Learning Cluster | University of Michigan
  • Jackie Guz | Ag & Climate Cluster | National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
  • Marion McKenzie | Community Data Cluster | University of Virginia

2020 Fellows

  • Kai Blumberg | Schema.org | U. of Arizona
  • Eleanor Davis | Ag & Climate | U. of S. Carolina
  • Alexis Garretson | Data Stewardship | Brigham Young U.
  • Yuhan Rao | Machine Learning | U. of Maryland
  • Blake Regalia | Semantic Technologies | U. of California Santa Barbara
  • Zachary Robbins | Community Resilience | North Carolina State U.
  • Ben Roberts-Pierel | ESIP Lab | Oregon State U.

2018-2019 Fellows

  • Rose Borden | Information Quality | U. of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Patrick Chandler | CLEAN | U. of Colorado, Boulder
  • Eleanor Davis | Ag & Climate | U. of S. Carolina
  • Alexis Garretson | Data Stewardship | Brigham Young U.
  • Daven Quinn | IT&I | Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Yuhan Rao | Machine Learning | U. of Maryland
  • Zachary Robbins | Semantic Technologies | North Carolina State U.
  • Ben Roberts-Pierel | ESIP Lab | Oregon State U.
  • Katy Rico | Education Committee | U. of Michigan
  • Connor Scully-Allison | Envirosensing | U. of Nevada, Reno

2017-2018 Fellows

  • Matt Bartos, EnviroSensing (University of Michigan)
  • Patrick Chandler, Education (University of Colorado, Boulder)
  • Jessica Fayne, Disaster Lifecycle (University of California Los Angeles)
  • Connor Scully-Allison, Usability (University of Nevada, Reno)
  • Katie Siegner, Ag & Climate (Yale University)
  • Ranalda Tsosie, Science Communication (University of Montana)

2017-2016 Fellows

  • Johanna Bozuwa, Education (Universiteit Utrecht)
  • Matt Bartos, EnviroSensing (University of Michigan)
  • Yonyao Jiang, Data Discovery(George Mason University)
  • Ryan Crumley, Cloud Computing (Oregon State University)
  • Jamie Collins, Data Stewardship (University of Washington)
  • Andrea Thomer, Semantic Technologies (University of Illinois)
  • Mingshu Wang, Science Communication (University of Georgia)

2015-2016 Fellows

  • Alison Adams, EnviroSensing (University of Vermont)
  • Fei Hu, Cloud Computing (George Mason University)
  • Sam Silva, Discovery (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Chris Beltz, Agriculture and Climate (University of Wyoming)
  • Sophie Hou, Data Stewardship (University of Illinois)
  • Sean Barberie, Disaster Lifecycle (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
  • Lindsay Barbieri, Data Analytics (University of Vermont)
  • Johanna Bozuwa, Education (Universiteit Utrecht)

2014-2015 Fellows

  • Lindsay Barbieri, Agriculture and Climate (University of Vermont)
  • Sean Barberie, Disaster Lifecycle (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
  • Sophie Hou, Data Stewardship (University of Illinois)
  • Fox Peterson, EnviroSensing (Oregon State University)
  • Nic Weber, Science Software (University of Illinois)
  • Brandon Whitehead, Semantic Web (University of Aukland)

2013-2014 Fellows

  • Reid Boehm, Agriculture and Climate (University of Tennessee)
  • Kevin Dobbs, Disaster Response (University of Kansas)
  • Kelly Monteleone, Documentation (University of New Mexico Ph.D. 2013)
  • Kyle Nelson, Education (University of Wisconsin)
  • Sarah Ramdeen, Data Stewardship (University of North Carolina)
  • Nic Weber, Science Software (University of Illinois)

2012-2013 Fellows

  • Reid Boehm
  • Cathy Vaughan
  • Eric A. Sproles
  • Brent Maddux
  • Eric Rozell
  • Ajinkya Kulkarni
  • Angela Murillo
  • Sarah Ramdeen
  • Tommy Jasmin
  • Kelly Monteleone
  • Sarah Clark

2011-2012 Fellows

  • Brent Maddux, Data Preservation and Stewardship (University of Wisconsin)
  • Eric Rozell, Discovery (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
  • Jesse Roberts, Education (University of Wisconsin)
  • Oleg Aulov, Information Quality (University of Maryland)
  • Tom Narock, Semantic Web (University of Maryland)
  • Yasmin Zaerpoor, Energy and Climate (Columbia University)