Erich Seamon

Hi – my name is Erich Seamon.   I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Idaho, working on machine learning techniques and their applications to agriculture and climate, under Dr. Paul Gessler.  I have extensive experience in data science, GIS, and climate science impacts, and am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)  as well as a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP).

Climate Science Background and Experience

Below is a synopsis of several different climate science projects I have worked on over the past 10 years @ the University of Idaho.  I have particular experience…

GIS Background and Experience

I have a background in geographic information systems (GIS), using ArcGIS desktop, ArcGIS server, python, R, as well as managing spatial data within several flavors of databases (SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, MongoDB). I regularly deploy GIS-based web services, manage geodatabases, and use modeling efforts to understand spatial patterns and relationships.

Agricultural Data Science Examples

Agricultural Insurance Commodity Loss Dashboards

Participating Research Grants

The following are research teams that I have previously or am actively engaged in as a climate scientist and PhD student.


My research interests are described, including work with GIS, agricultural insurance crop loss, as well as a line of work in GIS and child psychology.

Data Science Example: Daily Climate Change Wordclouds

This is a Twitter wordcloud, constructed daily, using the phrase “climate change”. The most recent 500 tweets from the time of the run (2pm) that contain the phrase “climate change” are organized in a corpus and then a term document sparse matrix.