Department Computer Science
University of Calgary
Thanks for visiting! On this site you’ll find information about me and my research.
In my research, I am particularly interested developing geospatial and statistical tools to better understand how social animals respond to landscape and climate changes. Much of this work has focused on wildlife populations, e.g., assessing how landscape changes influence the spread of disease, how social structures influence group movement, and how social network structures develop.
In my applied work, I rely on a rapidly growing geospatial infrastructure, e.g., satellite remote sensing, geographical information systems, and global positioning systems that have transformed the study of wildlife and our planet. I develop and make use of this infrastructure to better understand the impacts of landscape and climate changes, working with a wide array of social species ranging from primates (e.g., vervet monkeys and baboons), to ungulates (e.g., gazelles), and cetaceans (e.g., belugas).
I’m also passionate about training students in statistics and data science. There have been some big shifts in teaching that have made it easier to get students hooked on statistics and data science, mainly, computational notebooks, and cloud infrastructures like Colaboratory for learning machine learning. I enjoy using these tools to make teaching statistics and data science an interactive and hands-on experience.
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