My current research with my research supervisor, Dr. Ted Maksym (WHOI) lies in quantifying pressure ridging and its effect on sea ice thickness, primarily in the Ross Sea. This is a two-pronged approach involving modelling ridge formation using discrete element models and analyzing ridge morphology from lidar/sonar scans. I have recently participated in the PIPERS expedition to the Ross Sea to collect snow depth and ice thickness data for ridges. In the past, I have worked on localizing glacial calving by using local seismic arrays. To this end, I have accompanied Prof. David Holland (NYU) to Sermilik Fjord, Greenland to collect oceanographic and seismic data near Helheim Glacier.
I am also interested in statistical models and machine learning and have been using convolutional neural networks and computer vision techniques to identify pressure ridges in elevation data from IceBridge.
Mei, M. Jeffrey, David M. Holland, Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Tiantian Zheng. "Calving localization at Helheim Glacier using multiple local seismic stations." The Cryosphere, 11, 609-618, doi:10.5194/tc-11-609-2017, 2017.
Holland, D.M., D. Voytenko, K. Christianson, T.H. Dixon, M.J. Mei, B.R. Parizek, I. Vankova, R.T. Walker, J.I. Walter, K. Nicholls, and D. Holland. "An intensive observation of calving at Helheim Glacier, East Greenland." Oceanography 29(4):46–61. 2016. [link]
Zaw, Ingyin, M. Jeffrey Mei, Lincoln. J. Greenhill. "H2O Maser Luminosity: a Proxy for AGN Activity and SMBH Mass." The Astrophysical Journal, in review, 2016.
Selected Conference Publications
Mei, M. Jeffrey, Tiantian Zheng, David M. Holland. "A Novel Seismic Method for Glacial Calving Localization." American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2015. 2015. [link]
Mei, M.Y. Jeffrey, I. Zaw, and L. J. Greenhill. "Correlations of Circumnuclear Water Maser Luminosity with AGN Activity and SMBH Mass." American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #223. Vol. 223. 2014. [link]
For my undergraduate education, I was offered a full scholarship to New York University Abu Dhabi, a small liberal arts college in the Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science cum laude with a double major in Mathematics and Physics. I also spent two semesters studying abroad, one at each of NYU Berlin/Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and NYU Washington Square. I have done summer research with Dr. Ingyin Zaw at the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics at NYU, Dr. David Hogg at the Max-Planck Institut für Astronomie in Heidelberg, Dr. Andy Haas at the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics at NYU and Dr. David Holland at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU.
I am now at the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Applied Ocean Science & Engineering working under Dr. Ted Maksym (WHOI) as a PhD student. My research interests are in applying data science techniques to ocean science, developing discrete element models of pressure ridging in sea ice, and investigating the distribution of snow along pressure ridges.
The best way to get hold of me is via email, (mjmei at mit dot edu).
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Jeffrey Mei, MS #55
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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