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R. Lopaka Lee

Lopaka is a computer scientist working for the USGS, Science Analytics and Synthesis, Advanced Research Computing team.

Employment

  • U.S. Geological Survey – Advanced Research Computing: Geophysicist (SWAP/TDY, 2021)
  • U.S. Geological Survey – Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: Geophysicist (2007 - present)
  • U.S. Geological Survey – Mineral Resources Program, Crustal Imaging and Characterization Team: Research Geologist (2000 - 2007)
  • U.S. Geological Survey – Mineral Resources Program, Crustal Imaging and Characterization Team: Student (1996 - 2000)

Education

  • Colorado School of Mines, M.S. Geological Engineering (2000)
  • Northern Arizona University, B.S. Geology (1996)

Awards

  • Department of Interior's Superior Service Award (2016): For the modernization of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s instrumentation system. Designed and implemented a fully-digital geophysical and geochemical instrumentation network with associated data flows, and reporting systems. In part, overseeing the expenditure of $3.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The system now operates as a single instrument network, spanning over 1,000 square kilometers on the Island of Hawai`i, consisting of multiple ringed topologies that can self-heal after failures due to hardware or natural disaster.

Publications

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=KAhe16sAAAAJ&hl=en

 

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