Brian Johnson, PhD
Director of Earth Lab’s Analytics Hub , University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Brian Johnson is a remote sensing scientist at CU-Boulder and is the Director of Earth Lab’s Analytics Hub. He has a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Sciences from the University of Michigan. Brian has been involved in developing aircraft and satellite remote sensing systems and investigating new ways to apply these technologies to Earth science research and environmental monitoring. His current research interest is in the application of big data analytics to link disparate Earth observations across spatial and temporal scales, and mine the huge volume and variety of data to study the pace and pattern of environmental change and its ecological and societal impacts. He is the Principal Investigator for Earth Lab’s Project Permafrost exploring analytical methods to pinpoint areas most vulnerable to the rapid warming of the Arctic threatening food security, wildlife habitat, transportation, infrastructure, and water quality and availability in the region.