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Cole Speed

Program: Student Career Program

Year: 2022

Mentor: Chris Crosby


Data Science Intern – OpenTopography

About Cole (he/him)

Cole is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin and a Graduate Research Assistant in the Quantitative Clastics Laboratory at the Bureau of Economic Geology. He uses a variety of remote sensing methods and field data to study linkages between planetary surface processes and their expression in the modern and ancient sedimentary record. This summer, Cole is working with the OpenTopography team to develop Python workflows for programmatically accessing, processing, visualizing, and analyzing lidar point cloud data and derivative products, with the goal of enhancing ease of access and utilization of these datasets for a variety of use cases and end-users.