I earned a Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a B.S. degree in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of California at Davis. I have worked on water and sanitation projects domestically and internationally in my roles as an environmental consultant and as an AAAS Science and Technology Fellow and water advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development. For the professional certificate capstone project, I partnered with Cloud to Street and developed a Python-based methodology to differentiate building shadow from floodwaters in urban areas using high-resolution satellite imagery, object detection, and machine learning. My interests include utilizing remote sensing data to support decision making through improving the understanding of complex systems.

Katy's Certificate Project

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Urban Flood Detection

Katy Sill’s capstone project focused on creating an open source, Python based method for identifying the extent of urban...