Jami Seirer

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M.S. Graduate Student


Master's Degree
M.S. Forestry (in progress), University of Montana
Undergraduate Degree
B.S. Computer Science w/minor in GIS and Remote Sensing (2008), Fort Hays State University



Teaching Assistant, September 2013- December 2013
University of Montana, Missoula, MT
- Assist with preparation of lectures and class materials for Intro. to Climate Change class
- Maintain class web-portal
- Grading and student feedback

Lead Software Engineer, August 2012- September 2013
Geosciences Department, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
- Write programs to collect, analyze and manipulate remote sensing data sets
- Manage and supervise student research team
- Prepare technical systems to process and archive data retrieved from the NASA MIZOPEX flight operations
- Collaboration with project scientists and instrument engineers to assist with data requirements

Help Desk Representative, September 2010- June 2011
Rural Telephone/Nex-tech, Hays, KS
- Assisted customers with internet connection problems, home networking and virus/spyware removal via phone and email
- In-shop PC cleanups

Seasonal Temporary, May 2009 - August 2009
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Garden City, KS
- Conducted facility tours, and organized community outreach functions and educational programs
- Trapped and banded doves for a state migration survey
- Assisted with employee scheduling, time sheets, accounting and billing


Research Assistant, February 2013- Present
Numerical Terradynamic Stimulation Group, Univeristy of Montana, Missoula, MT
- Refinement and code refactoring of MODIS MOD16 land product algorithm
- Creation of MODIS database in geotiff format

Research Intern, August 2011- August 2012
Geosciences Department, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
- Designed software for the automated detection of long waves using the ICESat database

Research Intern, June 2011- August 2011
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Carbon Cycles Group, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
- Wrote programs to process and analyze data from various satellites
- Collaboration on biological diversity studies
- Presented research at ESRI International Conference

Research Intern, January 2011- June 2011
Geosciences Department, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
- Designed and tested software to process ICESat data
- Organized community rocket launches and other small platform remote sensing activities

Conference Presentations
- 2011 Esri International User Conference, “Improving Biodiversity Prediction through Novel Uses of Remote Sensing Datasets”, Poster
- 2012 Kansas Natural Resource Conference, “Lesser Prairie Chicken Nesting Potential on the Sandsage Bison Range, Finney County, Kansas”, Poster
- 2012 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium,
“Development of a Computational Environment Supporting Application of Remote Sensing Datasets to Derive Bioclimatic Parameters”, Poster
“ICESat Observations of Long-Period Ocean Waves and Their Interaction with Sea Ice”, Oral Presentation
“Evaluation of Spaceborne Remote Sensing Data Sets for Improving Species Distribution Modeling in South America”, Poster
- 2012 American Geophysical Union Meeting, "Global Long-Period Ocean Wave Spectrum Derived from Automated Analysis of ICESat Laser Altimetry Data", Poster


FHSU Miller Black and Gold Award
FHSU Achievement Award
Wilmont Toalson Scholar
Dr. Ellen Veed Mathematics Scholar
FHSU Dept. of Computer Science Distinguished Scholar Award
KS All-state Academic Scholar
Undergraduate Research Experience Conference "Outstanding Student Presentation" Award

Society Affiliations

American Geophysical Union