Tom Auer, GIS Developer at Cornell University

Tom Auer

GIS Developer, Cornell University

Tom Auer is a GIS Developer with the Information Science group at Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology. He blends his backgrounds in biology and geography with parallel and cloud computing to help develop and improve the Lab’s species distribution modeling efforts, from data preparation to workflow automation and visualization, focusing on implementation through R and Python. He uses Spark to improve modeling workflow efficiency.


Apache Spark and Citizen Science: Using eBird Data to Predict Bird Abundance at Scale

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology collects millions of bird observations through the citizen-science project eBird. These data provide a unique source of year-round information to understand the distribution, abundance and movements of birds across large… Read more