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Willis, Mike John Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • I blend fieldwork with the use of geodetic and remote sensing tools to answer questions about the contribution of land based ice to sea level change. I focus most closely on ice dynamics and topographic changes. I am also interested in landslide, earthquake and volcano hazards and how problems scale both spatially and temporally. I use high performance computing resources to examine topographic changes at a multitude of locations around the planet. I am trying to integrate computing vision techniques into the class room in order to leverage machine learning techniques for geoscientific problems.


  • geodesy, remote sensing, polar regions, natural hazards, landslides, drones, uav, glaciers, glaciology, topography, urban topography, sea level, machine learning


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courses taught

  • GEOL 4700 Special Geological Topics (Spring 2019)
  • GEOL 1170 Our Deadly Planet (Fall 2018)
  • GEOL 5846 Independent Study-Geophysics (Fall 2018)
  • GEOL 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • GEOL 1010 Exploring Earth (Spring 2018)


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