William Salas, Ph.D.

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Bill brings more than 20 years’ experience in environmental science and business leadership to Dagan, along with a driving passion for soil health and sustainability. Bill has led research teams at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of New Hampshire, and Applied Geosolutions, using his skills in remote sensing and biogeochemical modeling to deliver… Read more »

Stephen Hagen, Ph.D.

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With nearly 25 years’ experience in environmental research and data mining techniques, Steve brings tremendous expertise to Dagan’s development of new and critical technology. Steve marries his technical strengths in extraction of land surface information and interpretation of large geospatial datasets (particularly remote sensing data) with his strengths in leadership and critical thinking to head… Read more »

Ian Cooke

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Ian is a computational scientist who brings 20+ years software development experience and 15+ years R&D experience to support Dagan’s mission. He leads the development of high-throughput computing pipelines, which support the large scale deployment of Dagan’s remote sensing applications and biogeochemical models.

Tom Olson

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Tom has more than a decade of experience writing, maintaining, and deploying software. He thinks the power of the modern cloud requires a commitment to engineering rigor. He believes work should serve a purpose. He tends to forget where he left his coffee cup.

Lindsay Melendy, M.S.

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Lindsay has worked in the research sector for 6 years, integrating and analyzing geospatial data and remote sensing data to achieve project goals. Lindsay’s critical thinking and technical skills drive her work developing algorithms for project applications and creating visuals, to conveying findings to clients. She has worked on a wide range of projects from… Read more »

Alexandra Halligan, M.S.

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As a recent graduate, Alex brings a fresh data analytical skill-set and an unyielding passion for sustainability to our team. Her previous research experience includes agricultural modeling and hydrology, which granted her the opportunity to publish her undergraduate research at the age of 21. Alex’s united love for mathematics and environmental sciences through data analytics… Read more »

Grace Delgado, M.S.

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Grace is a data analyst who leads the ground reference data acquisition and implementation of OpTIS mobile, and co-leads the remote sensing validation process. Equipped with a geology masters degree, Grace developed an interest in applications of remote sensing to monitor Peru’s tropical glaciers, and at Dagan, advancing efforts for environmental resource preservation is one… Read more »

Justin Fisk, Ph.D.

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Justin leads the development of Dagan’s processes-based modeling, combining 20 years of software engineering experience with over a decade of ecosystem modeling experience. Previously, he has led software engineering teams in private industry, and model development teams for forest, land-use-change, and agriculture models at the University of New Hampshire, The University of Maryland, and Applied… Read more »

Katelyn Dolan, Ph.D.

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With nearly 15 years of experience Katelyn brings a passion for researching the dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems with her to Dagan. Her experiences have included using field measurements and passive and active remote sensing technologies to map, monitor and model dynamic forest, grassland and cropland ecosystems under various climate and management conditions. She holds a… Read more »

Shawn Patti

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Shawn has over 20 years’ experience in the field of information technology. He has performed roles from systems administration and engineering to Senior Management. This broad background allows him to satisfy the broad requirements of devops engineering while mentoring newer individuals to the trade. Shawn is a U.S. Army Veteran and graduated summa cum laude… Read more »