My name is John Wall and I am an Earth Science Ph.D. student in the Department of Marine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at NC State University. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, I obtained my B.S. in Anthropology from the College of Charleston and Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology from NC State University. This being said, I have taken courses at other institutions such as Oxford University and the University of Leicester covering various topics from Light Detection and Ranging (lidar) data processing to Romano-British Archaeology. Thus, my educational background is diverse and cross-disciplinary.
In terms of research, my interests predominately revolve around big data-sets, remote sensing and data visualization applied to earth science and archaeological questions. This has lead me to developing tools for automated sinkhole inventorying and identifying unmarked graves using topography and geophysical methods.
Beyond research, my interest are in US soccer, traveling, culture, and photography.