My research explores the possibility of utilizing automated methods in detecting, analyzing, and quickly documenting archaeological sites that are under threat. Through large-scale mapping, I would like to 1) highlight risks to sites (e.g. urbanization and vandalism) since the Corona program, 2) evaluate ongoing destruction using near real-time satellite images from, for example, Landsat and MODIS, and 3) promote informed decision-making in the preservation and stewardship of cultural heritage. The research may also provide insights into human-environment relations and organizations of settlement hierarchies.
Prior to entering Stanford, I received a BSc in Geology from Imperial College London and completed my Master’s degree in Classical Archaeology at University of Oxford.