I am a PhD student interested in the quantification of subsurface uncertainty, with four years of experience at Freeport-McMoRan's copper mine at Bagdad, Arizona.

My research questions include: How do scientists, engineers, and investors interpret and understand the uncertainty associated with the geologic model? How can implicit modeling be used to quantify uncertainty? Do subsurface resources require a different philosophical approach to financial analysis, since much of their value is dependent on geologic modelling?

Education & Certifications

  • Short Course, Dr. Cedric Griffiths and Dr. David Cantrell, Stratigraphic Forward Modeling and Geology of the Arabian Peninsula (2018)
  • Certification, University of Alberta: Clayton Deutsch, Fundamentals of Mining Geostatistics (2014)
  • Certification, Hexagon Mining, Geostatistical Applications in MineSight (2014)
  • Certification, University of Arizona: Mark Barton, Eric Seedorff, Lowell Program Short Course in Cu, Au, Mo Porphyry Deposits (2014)
  • B+, Indiana University, Field Camp. Final Study Area: Sacry's Ranch (2013)
  • Bachelor's, Hartwick College, Geological Sciences (2013)

Stanford Advisors

Service, Volunteer and Community Work

  • Assistant Baseball Coach, Bagdad Little League -- Middle School


    Bagdad, AZ

Personal Interests

Exercise, creative writing, and hockey

Lab Affiliations

Work Experience

  • Geologist, Freeport McMoRan (August 19, 2013 - May 14, 2017)


    Bagdad, Arizona

All Publications

  • VRGE: An Immersive Visualization Application for the Geosciences IEEEVis 2018 Hyde, D. A., Hall, T. R., Caers, J. 2018: 4
  • Review of current and historical geotechnical data and analytical techniques for the Bagdad Mine Hall, T. Freeport-McMoRan. 2016