Daniel Beckman

BA Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; University of Colorado, Boulder 2012

MS Computer Science Univerisy of Colorado, Denver 2022

Biography

Daniel Beckman is a scientist and engineer with the US Geological Survey New York Water Science Center. He works at the Hydrologic Applied Innovations Lab (HAIL) as an AI engineer. Daniel has worked in data for over twenty years. He started as a Counter Intelligence Special Agent working counter terrorism and using "Atmospherics' to predict hots spots of insurgent activity during Operation Enduring Freedom and later Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2012 with an undergrad in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. 

He started working in laboratory science in 2013. First in infectious disease, then forensic chemistry and finally in genomics and next generation sequencing. In 2016 began formal study in computer science and applied engineering at the University of Colorado, Denver. Daniel began working in Artificial Intelligence in 2017 which turned into graduate study in 2018. Although he has experience in most areas of AI, he is strongest in computer vision methodologies.

He joined the Survey in 2017 as a pathways intern. Since that time, he has focused on working on technology that can improve and empower the work of scientist, engineers, and technicians at the survey. Daniel is a complete geek for emerging technology. He enjoys building and tinkering with sensors, cameras, and robotics. He lives in Northern Colorado with wife, daughter, two dogs, and four chickens.