James finished his Master's thesis on "Modeling fire-climate connections within the Great Basin and Upper Colorado River Basin, Western United States" in spring 2013. James is now working at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Chris completed his Ph.D. on sage grouse habitat analysis in 2014. His dissertation was titled "Exploring the use of fine resolution nested ecological niche models to identify greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) habitat and connectivity potential across a diverse landscape." Following a postdoc at Stanford, he is currently a Natural Resource Manager for The Nature Conservancy.
Mark completed his Master's thesis on "An examination of a pixel replacement algorithm for monitoring post-fire chaparral recovery using indices derived from AVIRIS data" in 2010. He works for Utah County as a GIS Systems Analyst.
Mickey completed his PhD in 2018, with a dissertation titled "Remote Sensing and Geospatial Modeling of Wildland Firefighter Safety". Mickey is now a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Utah
Austin first started as an undergraduate researcher in URSA in 2010. After working for an NGA contractor and Exelis Visual Information Solutions, he came back to the U for his Master's degree. Austin completed his thesis on "Hyperspectral remote sensing for monitoring species-specific drought impacts In Southern California" in fall 2015. He currently works as a Sales Engineering Manager for Harris Geospatial Solutions.
Bailey finished his Master's thesis on "Modeling socioeconomics in urban areas using hyperspectral remote sensing" in 2022. He is now a project manager for AeroGraphics in Salt Lake City.
Kenneth completed his Master's thesis on "Mapping species across multiple dates of hyperspectral imagery using iterative endmember selection and multiple endmember spectral mixture analysis" in 2014. He is now at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.
Jessie completed her Master's thesis on "Tranferability of airborne lidar-driven aboveground biomass models in piñon-juniper woodlands" in 2023. She is currently a research associate in the URSA Lab at the University of Utah.
Greg finished his Master's in spring 2012, completing a thesis titled "Wildland firefighter entrapment avoidance: developing evacuation trigger points utilizing the WUIVAC fire spread model." Greg is now firefighter Captain at Fort Hunter Liggett in California.
Luis completed his Master's in 2021, writing his thesis on "Examining fire radiative power (FRP) retrievals using shortwave and mid-infrared radiance from FIREX-AQ." Luis is a GIS Analyst at Southern California Edison.
Scott completed his Master's thesis on "Examining vegetation phenology of Ugandan dambos using spectral mixture modeling fractions" in 2008. Scott (better known as Drew to everyone outside the Geography department) now works for L3Harris Corporation and lives in Florida.
Matt completed his Master's thesis on "Decision tree classification of dambo wetlands using remotely sensed multispectral and topographic data" in 2008. He is Director, Multifamily at PEG Development in Provo
Jeremy completed his Master's thesis on "Analysis of wildfire evacuation trigger buffer modeling from the 2003 Cedar Fire, California" in 2010. He is currently a GIS Consultant for Natural Resources.
Brent completed his dissertation on "Evaluating health and farming methods in Burkina Faso" in 2019. He is currently a GIS Analyst for the Nez Perce tribe in Idaho.
Scott completed his Master's thesis on "Evaluating the effects of spatial resolution on hyperspectral fire detection and temperature retrieval" in June, 2011. Scott now works at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.
Ran completed his Ph.D. on remote sensing vegetation recovery after wildfire and tamarisk beetle disturbance in 2015. His dissertation was titled "Study of two vegetation-related disturbances (beetle herbivory and wildfire) in the Western United States using optical remote sensing." After two years as a post-doc at Brookhaven National Lab, he is an Assistant Professor at Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan, China.
Sandy completed her Master's thesis on "Spatial modeling of wildland fire ignition potential in Utah" in 2019. She now works at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.
Katherine completed her Master's thesis on "Mapping fire and firefighter visibility for improving situational awareness" in 2022. She is currently a research associate in URSA Lab at the University of Utah.
Kelly finished his Master's thesis, "Convolutional neural networks for detection of point source methane plumes in airborne imaging spectrometer data," in 2022. He works as a Research Analyst at Carbon Mapper.
Ashely finished her Master's thesis, "Understanding the relationships between fire, climate, and population in Central Uganda from 1990-2010" in Fall 2012. Ashely is currently a Geoscience Tech at SM Energy in Denver.
Yi finished his dissertation on "New physical foundations for remote sensing estimation of live fuel moisture content and fire danger" in 2014. He is now an Assistant Professor at University of Southern California.
Josh graduated with his Master's in 2017, with a thesis titled "Comparing urban vegetation cover with summer land surface temperature in the Salt Lake Valley". He is currently a Modeler at Wasatch Front Regional Council.
Troy completed his Master's thesis, "Deep learning semantic segmentation of wetland vegetation with UAS-acquired imagery at various spatial resolutions," in 2021. Troy is a Geospatial & Imagery Analyst at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Abi completed her Master's thesis on "Using hyperspectral data to classify vegetation at the plant functional type-level in mountain terrain at three spatial resolutions" in 2010. Abi now works as a Remote Sensing Project Manager for Redcastle Resources at the Forest Service Geospatial Technology and Applications Center.
Erika completed her Master's in 2018 with a thesis titled "Quantifying drought-induced changes in green vegetation fraction and classification accuracy using hyperspectral data for the central Sierra Nevada, California". Erika is currently a GIS Analyst at OneMap Mineral Services in Houston.