Jay Dickson



I am a planetary scientist who has studied the evolution and fate of ice on Mars and Antarctica for more than a decade. I utilize novel techniques of planetary image processing/analysis, develop GIS-based planetary data integration and visualization tools, and conduct annual field work in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica.


Professional Experience

2016 - Present California Institute of Technology:
Research Scientist in Image Processing
  Manager of The Bruce Murray Laboratory for Analysis and Visualization of Planetary Data
  Manager of The Caltech Geographic Information Systems Laboratory

2016 - Present Brown University:
Visiting Researcher
2002 - 2016 Brown University:
Science Data Analyst/Lab Manager
  Field Work: 8 austral summers in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (21 cumulative months)
  Research: Evolution and fate of ice on Amazonian Mars.
    Time-lapse photography and climate monitoring in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica.
    Development of active stereo visualization methods for planetary imaging data sets.
    Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques for planetary spatial analysis, including quantitative integration of Global Climate Models (GCMs) and geospatial datasets.

2004 - 2005 Roger Williams University: Digital Resources Specialist


2014 M.S. (Geographic Information Science & Technology)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  Thesis: GIS-Based Quantitative Integration of Global Climate Model Simulations and Geodatabases of Gullies on Mars
2002 B.A., Hampshire College, Amherst, MA