Samira Daneshgar-Asl is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Geography and an investigator of the NSF funded project ICEBERG (Imagery Cyberinfrastructure and Extensible Building-Blocks to Enhance Research in the Geosciences). She holds a BS in Survey Engineering (Geomatics) and an MS in Photogrammetry Engineering. She received her PhD in Oceanography from Florida State University in 2017. Her PhD research was focused on the movement and fate of natural and unnatural oil slicks in the Gulf of Mexico.
Dr. Daneshgar's research interests lie mainly in the areas of marine oil spill and cryo-hydrologic remote sensing. She is experienced in oil spill remote sensing (optical and synthetic aperture radar), and numerical modeling of oil slicks as a function of air-sea interaction. Currently, her research focuses on understanding the spatial and temporal dynamics of the Greenland Ice Sheet hydrologic system using geospatial technologies. She is developing an open source pipeline to classify supraglacial hydrological features on Arctic glaciers particularly the Greenland Ice Sheet utilizing high-resolution WorldView satellite imagery and Deep Learning techniques.