School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences


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  • Lauren Abrahams

    Lauren Abrahams

    Ph.D. Student in Geophysics

    BioAs a theoretical geophysicist, my focus is on numerical modeling of natural hazards. Previous work includes studying the rupture dynamics from tectonics setting to Antarctic ice streams. My current thesis focus is on the modeling of earthquake tsunamigenesis.

    In addition to my thesis work, I am passionate about improving diversity and inclusion practices in academia.

  • Aakash Ahamed

    Aakash Ahamed

    Ph.D. Student in Geophysics

    BioAakash Ahamed (BS, with honors, Franklin and Marshall College; MSc, Boston College; PhD Candidate, Stanford University) is a hydrologist developing scientific methods for satellite and airborne remote sensing measurements with applications to water resources, natural hazards, and agricultural systems. As a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geophysics, his current doctoral project focuses on modeling, monitoring, and forecasting key hydrologic components of the Central Valley Aquifer System in California using techniques in data assimilation and machine learning. Aakash previously worked as a support scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Lab at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where he constructed satellite-based models of flood and landslide hazards. He has also developed remote sensing analyses and software at Ceres Imaging, a successful precision agriculture start up based in Silicon Valley, and interned as a GIS analyst at the World Wildlife Fund for Nature in Washington, DC.