User Profile profile for scott.hamshaw
Research Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Vermont
Scott's last day as a VT EPSCoR Post Doc was on 8/31/2019. He is now an Assistant Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) at the University of Vermont.
Scott specializes in understanding the intersection of water resources and the built and natural environment. He has over 10 years of experience as a researcher, consultant, and educator. His research encompasses a combination of advanced computational methods (e.g. artificial neural networks) with field methods such as land surveying and environmental monitoring with sensors. At UVM, Scott is currently studying new methods to measure watershed erosion and sediment transport in river systems. He also researches the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in environmental sensing. He hopes to develop tools that help organizations better utilize and understand both existing environmental data and data from new technologies and sensors. These tools can be used to inform decision-making in watersheds and guide protection and management strategies. Scott completed a dual-degree bachelor program at University of Vermont and St. Michael's College, and subsequently worked for three years as a consulting civil engineer before returning to UVM to pursue M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering at the University of Vermont. Scott is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Vermont and has taught undergraduate courses in land surveying and mapping (geomatics).