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  • Monday, January 04, 2021
  • ACEP Welcomes Erin Trochim to the Team!

Erin Trochim is joining ACEP as a research assistant professor in ACEP's Data Collection and Analysis Program.

Trochim's research interests include remote sensing, hydrology and permafrost, and their integration in solving real-world problems. In this, she focuses on translating information and results into effective visualizations to aid in decision-making.

After completing a bachelor’s of science degree in geography from the University of Calgary, she received master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She focused on hydrology, permafrost and remote sensing. She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center. Her work included creating policy briefs on permafrost, applying machine learning techniques on big data to analyze surface water and permafrost interactions, and assessing permafrost risk for communities in Alaska.

Trochim is excited to be working with ACEP and the many exciting projects they have going on, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center project analyzing geospatial imagery.

Having grown up in Whitehorse, Yukon, Trochim has a passion for life in the North. This is best shown when she is out on the trails around Fairbanks with eight of her best friends — her Alaska huskies. She enjoys cross-country skiing, skijoring, paddleboarding, gardening and anything else that gets her outside.

 

Erin Trochim and two of her favorite pullers, Getty Lee and Maroc. Photo courtesy of Erin Trochim.