I am a Physical Scientist at UMESC involved with projects to automate the detection of wildlife in imagery using machine learning, to expand and refine databases for invasive carp monitoring, and to collect data using uncrewed aerial systems (UAS). I also have experience in ecological modeling, GIS, and conservation biology.
My professional background includes work with invasive species at the Bureau of Reclamation and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Aaron Murphy conducts studies on:
- Machine Learning
- Database Development
- Uncrewed Aerial Systems
- Invasive Species
2023 – Present: Physical Scientist, USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (La Crosse, Wisconsin)
2018 – 2023: Ecologist, Bureau of Reclamation, Technical Services Center, Ecological Research Lab (Denver, Colorado)
2017 – 2018: Aquatic Nuisance Species Monitoring Lead, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (Denver, Colorado)
2003 – 2006: Space Vehicles Engineer/Lieutenant, US Air Force Research Laboratory (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Education and Certifications
M.S. – Conservation Technology, Florida Institute of Technology, 2016
B.S. – Conservation Biology & Ecology, Florida Institute of Technology, 2016
B.S. – Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University, 2006