Hi, I’m Elizabeth Wig! I’m a PhD student in electrical engineering at Stanford, and I research how we can use radar remote sensing to understand more about processes on Earth. I work mainly on InSAR (interferometric synthetic aperture radar), which looks at how radar phase changes from one image to another to tell us how Earth is changing. I’m particularly interested in measuring how vegetation and soil moisture change in dynamic environments, like agricultural areas and permafrost regions. My favorite types of problems involve modeling how electromagnetic waves interact with their environment, and then combining those models with real-world data to learn more about the environment by analyzing the waves that pass through it.

All Publications

  • Identifying active retrogressive thaw slumps from ArcticDEM ISPRS JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING Huang, L., Willis, M. J., Li, G., Lantz, T. C., Schaefer, K., Wig, E., Cao, G., Tiampo, K. F. 2023; 205: 301-316
  • Fast, Fully-Automatic Characterization of Metallic and Water-Based Threat Objects for Millimeter-Wave Personnel Screening Systems IEEE OPEN JOURNAL OF ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION Tajdini, M. M., Asri, M., Wig, E., Gamage, A., Rappaport, C. M. 2023; 4: 245-253
  • Permafrost Dynamics Observatory (PDO): 2. Joint Retrieval of Permafrost Active Layer Thickness and Soil Moisture From L-Band InSAR and P-Band PolSAR EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE Chen, R. H., Michaelides, R. J., Zhao, Y., Huang, L., Wig, E., Sullivan, T. D., Parsekian, A. D., Zebker, H. A., Moghaddam, M., Schaefer, K. M. 2023; 10 (1)
  • Automatic Threat Prediction of Body-Worn Objects for Security Screening Purposes IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION Asri, M., Tajdini, M. M., Wig, E., Rappaport, C. M. 2022; 70 (10): 9732-9741
  • Automatic Classification of Low-Loss and Lossless Materials in Wideband Radar Images for Millimeter-Wave Personnel Screening Systems Asri, M., Tajdini, M., Wig, E., Rappaport, C., IEEE IEEE. 2022
  • Validation of Permafrost Active Layer Estimates from Airborne SAR Observations REMOTE SENSING Parsekian, A. D., Chen, R. H., Michaelides, R. J., Sullivan, T. D., Clayton, L. K., Huang, L., Zhao, Y., Wig, E., Moghaddam, M., Zebker, H., Schaefer, K. 2021; 13 (15)

    View details for DOI 10.3390/rs13152876

    View details for Web of Science ID 000682348200001