Automated image processing team

Benjamin Page was a research fellow with the Water Resources Center, 2018-2020. His work with our group focused on developing calibration procedures for Landsat and Sentinel imagery, which was key to our projects on chlorophyll and CDOM mapping and lake monitoring using satellite imagery in an automated high-performance computing environment. Formerly a NASA regional science associate developing satellite-based remote sensing to monitor inland water quality, he is now a remote sensing scientist at the USGS EROS Center.

David Porter is a scientific computing consultant with the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. With degrees in physics and applied mathematics his activities include developing, using, and teaching high-performance, massively parallel, and GPU computing, He has worked with us to develop near real-time monitoring and analysis of lakes using automated high-performance computing.

Peter Wiringa with B.A in mathematics and Master of Geographic Information Science degree, is a geospatial analyst with U-Spatial that serves the university’s needs for expertise in GIS application development, web mapping, and geospatial analysis and modeling. He has led the conversion of our LakeBrowser to the ArcGIS platform with hosting provided by U-Spatial.

Jeffrey Peterson was principal investigator of the LCCMR project to develop on near real-time monitoring of lake water quality.  He is Director of the University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center which has provided support for project website development. He provides overall leadership for the Center’s outreach, teaching, and research activities involving faculty and students across the university, and is a professor in the Department of Applied Economics. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University in agricultural and resource economics. He is the recipient of national awards for his research on environmental policy analysis, focusing on water use and water quality impacts from agriculture.