D. Sarah Stamps
Dr. Stamps is an assistant professor of geophysics in the Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech where she directs the Geodesy and Tectonophysics Laboratory. Her group measures millimeter precision tectonic plate motions using Global Navigation Satellite Systems in Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda and deciphers the physical processes of continental deformation using numerical models. The Geodesy and Tectonophysics Laboratory utilizes parallelized data processing and analysis, high performance computational modeling, and real-time data access. Dr. Stamps is a National Geographic Explorer for her pioneering work in quantifying active extension of the continental island Madagascar. She is a member of the National Science Foundation EarthCube Science Committee and the National Science Foundation Geodesy Facility, UNAVCO, Education and Community Engagement executive committee. Her group currently receives funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, and the Applied Mathematics and Computation Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing. Dr. Stamps aims to push the boundaries of modern geosciences by employing cutting-edge technologies to tackle groundbreaking scientific questions.