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Dr. Jack G. Williams

Dr. Jack G. Williams is a post-doctoral research associate at the 3D Geospatial Data Processing research group at the Institute of Geography, University of Heidelberg.

Research interests
  • Near-continuous (4D) LiDAR monitoring of geomorphic change
  • Landslide hazard and risk
  • Rock slope failure
Curriculum vitae
  • 2017 – 2018
    0.25 FTE: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Coastal Behaviour and Rates of Activity (COBRA) research project, Department of Geography, Durham University. Funded by ICL Fertilisers UK Ltd.
    0.75 FTE: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Earthquake-Triggered Landslides in Nepal research project, Department of Geography, Durham University. Funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DfID) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
  • 2012 – 2017
    Ph.D. in Physical Geography, Department of Geography, Durham University
    Thesis: Insights into Rockfall from Constant 4D Monitoring
    Supervisors: Prof. N.J. Rosser and Prof. R.J. Hardy
    Examiners: Prof. D. Stead (Simon Fraser University, Canada) and Dr M.-H. Derron (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
    Department of Geography Studentship, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • 07/2015 – 06/2016
    Research Associate, Department of Geography, Durham University (0.50 FTE)
    Intertidal Erosion Monitoring of the River Thames, City of London. Project undertaken for Partrac Ltd, working for and on behalf of Thames Water Ltd.
  • 07/2015 – 12/2015
    Research Associate as Research Co-Investigator, Durham University (0.50 FTE) Characterising the post-seismic behaviour of damaged slopes - Nepal 2015. (NE/N007689/1).
  • 07/2011 – 09/2011
    Intern, National Society for Earthquake Technology, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • 2009 – 2012 B.Sc. (1st Class Hons) Geography, Durham University (2012 W.B. Fisher Prize) Dissertation: Landslide-inducing rainfall characteristics in Nepal and their use in early warning systems, as captured by TRMM and rain gauge data
Papers
  • Williams, J.G., Rosser, N.J., Hardy, R.J., Brain, M.J. and Afana, A.A. 2018. Optimising 4-D surface change detection: an approach for capturing rockfall magnitude–frequency. Earth Surface Dynamics, 6(1), 101-119.
  • Williams, J.G., Rosser, N.J., Kincey, M.E., Benjamin, J., Oven, K.J., Densmore, A.L., Milledge, D.G., Robinson, T.R., Jordan, C.J. and Dijkstra, T.A. 2018. Satellite-based emergency mapping using optical imagery: experience and reflections from the 2015 Nepal earthquakes. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 18(1), 185-205.
  • Robinson, T.R., Rosser, N.J., Densmore, A.L., Williams, J.G., Kincey, M.E., Benjamin, J. and Bell, H.J. 2017. Rapid post-earthquake modelling of coseismic landslide intensity and distribution for emergency response decision support. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 17(9), 1521-1540.
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