Heather Lynch, IACS faculty member, develops NASA data contest

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Adélie penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula
Credits: Catherine Foley/SUNY Stony Brook University 


Heather Lynch, an IACS faculty member, has developed a NASA-funded web tool, Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD), to check on four species of Antarctic penguins. In order to work with the massive data set this program produces, Lynch and her former postdoc Grant Humphries came up with the idea of a data competition in the hopes that the winning model would allow her to expand MAPPPD's predictions. Read the full article here: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-funded-competition-rewards-efforts-to-predict-penguin-populations