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Curriculum Vitae

Jordan Patrick Pierce
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Education

University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

2018 - 2020    GPA: 3.67

M.S. OceanographyComputer Vision, Machine Learning

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

2013 - 2016    GPA: 3.745  Magna Cum Laude

B.S. Geography/GIS, Minor in Oceanography

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas

2011 - 2013    GPA: 3.367

Computer Science

 

Georgetown High School, Georgetown, Texas

Graduated: May 2011

Experience

2022 - Marine Data Scientist, CSS Inc., / NOAA NCCOS

2020 - CV/ML Engineer, TerraDepth

2018 - Graduate Research Assistant, CCOM/JHC

2018 - Research Assistant II, Coral Biochemistry Lab, HKU

2017 - GIS Consultant, Center for the Study of the First Americans

2017 - English Teacher, Futian High School, Shenzhen

2016 - Curator, Center for the Study of the First Americans

2016 - UG Research Assistant, Anthropology Department, Texas A&M

2016 - Teaching Assistant, SCUBA Dive Locker, Texas A&M

2015 - UG Research Assistant, Geography Department, Texas A&M

2014 - Student Curator, International Ocean Discovery Program IODP

2013 - Tribe Senior, Freebird's World Burrito
 

Technical Skills

GIS/Remote sensing - ArcGIS, PDAL, GDAL, QGIS

3D Modeling - Metashape, Open3D

Programming - C++, Python, R

Machine Learning - Keras, Scikit-Learn, Pytorch

Workshops

2021 - Reef Building Workshop, San Andres, Colombia

2019 - OceanHackWeek, Seattle, Washington

Honors
OCEANS 2020 SPC Normal Miller Prize
Winner of UNH 3-Minute Thesis
CIPTIC Level III Teacher (Promotion)
Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society
George Bush Foundation Scholarship
College of Geoscience Scholarship (multiple semesters)
Dean's List of Distinguished Students (multiple semesters)

Organizations

Texas A&M Geographic Society (Director)

The One Love Group

Environmental Programs Involvement Committee (EPIC)

Shenzhen Expat Book Exchange

Salsa Cubana Group

Shenzhen Runner's Club

Hong Kong Trail Runner's Group

UNH Rock Climbing Team

ATX Boulders and Brews

Teaching

Futian High School, Shenzhen, China, 2017-2018

  • English as a Foreign Language

  • Advanced English Literature

Andy's English Language Center, Shenzhen, China, 2017

  • Core curriculum

Research

J. Pierce, Q. Iqbal, E. Martzial, "Absolute Ocean: A Cloud-based Platform with Automatic Detection of Targets in Sonar Data", Canadian Hydrographic Conference (CHC2022), Gatineau-Ottawa, Canada, 2022.

J. Pierce, Mark J. Butler IV, Rzhanov, Y.Lowell, K., and Dijkstra, J. A.“Classifying 3D Models of Coral Reefs Using Structure-from-Motion and Multi-View Semantic Segmentation”, Benthic Ecology Meeting. Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 2022

J. Pierce, Mark J. Butler IV, Rzhanov, Y.Lowell, K., and Dijkstra, J. A.“Classifying 3D Models of Coral Reefs Using Structure-from-Motion and Multi-View Semantic Segmentation”, Frontiers in Marine Science. 2022

Pierce, Jordan Patrick, "Automating the Boring Stuff: A Deep Learning and Computer Vision Workflow for Coral Reef Habitat Mapping" (2020). Master's Theses and Capstones. 

Science Podcast Fall 2020 | Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). Podcast. Hosted by Andrew Cogswell and Catalina Gomez. October, 2020. "Image Annotation, Machine Learning & AI" 

J. PierceRzhanov, Y.Lowell, K., and Dijkstra, J. A.“Reducing Annotation Times: Semantic Segmentation of Coral Reef Survey Images”, Global Oceans 2020. IEEE, U.S. Gulf Coast, Biloxi, MS, USA, pp. 1-9, 2020. U.S. Gulf Coast - Singapore.

You, Me & the Sea. Podcast. Hosted by Kaitlin Van Volkom and Isaiah. September, 2020. 

Automating the Boring Stuff: Using A.I to Map Coral Reefs.

Jordan Pierce

Automating the Boring Stuff: A Deep Learning and Computer Vision Workflow for Coral Reef Habitat Mapping. Pierce, J., Rzhanov, Y.,  Lowell, K., Butler, M., Dijkstra, J.

Coral Reef Restoration - is it Viable for Hong Kong? Baker D.M., Yu V., Pierce J. & Sheng V.

A Preliminary Fabric Analysis on the Spatial Distribution of Artifacts from the Ryan-Harley Site (8JE1004). Jordan Pierce, Morgan Smith.

Certifications

PADI Basic, Advanced, and Rescue Diver

NAUI Master Diver

SSI Nitrox Diver

National Speleological Society - Cavern Diver

American Academy of Underwater Sciences - Scientific Diver

140+ Hour TEFL/TESOL via ACCREDITAT

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Volunteer

2020 - Nor'easter Regional Science Bowl, UNH

2019 - Ocean Discovery Day, CCOM/JHC

2018 - DoEd - Beta Camp, Hong Kong 

2017 - Andy's English, Shenzhen, China

2016 - The Free School, Hanoi, Vietnam

2016 - ESRI Petroleum GIS Conference, Houston, Texas

2016 - SCUBA Dive Locker, Texas A&M University

2015 - Geosciences' Student Mentor Program, Texas A&M University

2015 - NOAA R/V Manta, Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary

2014 - Big Event, Texas A&M University

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