Jasper Baur

Jasper Baur

Research Interest


Jasper is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University studying volcanology with a specialization in remote sensing. He is interested in the use of drones and sensors to monitor volcanic activity to better anticipate volcanic eruptions. His projects include modeling the 2018 Kilauea Lower East Rift Zone lava flows, and working on the AVERT (Anticipating Volcanic Eruptions in Real Time) project with fieldwork based in the Aleutian Islands. He is also the founder of the Demining Research Community, an organization that focuses on developing more efficient landmine and UXO detection methods by fusing unmanned aerial vehicles with remote sensing and machine learning to help combat the international landmine crisis. Jasper is also passionate about combining art and science, through creating scientific illustrations to better convey complex ideas.

Research Advisor: Einat Lev


B.S. in Geological Sciences, Binghamton University, 2020