As Principal Investigator at the University of Mississippi
(August 2010 to present)
- Use of GIS technology to map morphology and ontogeny of echinoderms – sea urchins, sea lilies, starfish (living and fossil).
- Use of GIS and imaging technology for organization and information storage for museum collections (fossils, logs, letters, and maps).
- Use of GIS to characterize flood vulnerability in the Mississippi Delta region.
- Use of GIS and SWAT to evaluate land-use practices on hydrology of watersheds in north Mississippi.
As Research Associate at the Texas Natural Science Center, Austin, Texas
(January 2010 to August 2010)
- Process simulation modeling (using SimPy module of Python) of imaging and data migration project for museum collections
As Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Smithsonian Institution (National Museum of Natural History)
(January 2009 to December 2009)
- Growth modeling of Paleozoic echinoids (sea urchins)
Industry and Government Experience
- GIS Programmer, 2001-2005, Railroad Commission of Texas, Austin, TX
- Principal, GIS consulting, 1998-2001, ZacDat, LLC, Austin, TX
- Senior Scientist, GIS and IT, 1991-1998, Radian International, LLC, Austin, TX
- Geologist, 1990-1991, Texas Water Commission, Austin, TX
- Exploration Geologist, 1981-1988, Exxon Company, USA, Oklahoma City, OK and Houston, TX
- Hydrogeologist, 1979-1981, Law Engineering Testing Company, Miami, FL