Kelsey Kaplan



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Hello, I am a first year PhD student studying Computer Science at the University of Delaware.


I am currently a Research Assistant at VIMS Lab at the University of Delaware under the supervision of Dr Chandra Kambhamettu.

My research is focused on the development of algorithms that generate fine-scale motion analysis of sea ice from remote sensing data using a traditional Computer Vision approach.

My research interests include Computer Vision, Deep Learning, sea ice and remote sensing.


Oct 2020 - present: SIDEx (Sea Ice Dynamic Experiment). Field support and development of algorithms for fine-scale drift and deformation characterization.

Dec 2020 - present: MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate). Developing sea ice motion analysis algorithms and methods for fracture and lead formation prediction using Sentinel-1 data.

Oct 2019 - Nov 2019: SCALE (Southern Ocean Seasonal Experiment). Six week expedition to Antartica aboard the S.A. Agulhas II as part of the Sea Ice Team.

You can read more about these projects here.


Sep 2020 - present: PhD in Computer Science, University of Delaware, GPA 4.0

Dec 2018 - Jan 2019: React Front End Web Development Course, Zaio [Online]

Feb 2015 - Nov 2019: Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cape Town, Award for best final honors project, title: “Stereo system design for ship-based acquisition in Antarctica”, GPA 3.69

Feb 2012 - Nov 2014: Bachelor of Architectural Studies, University of Cape Town



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