Welcome Jessica!

Jessica Ka Yi Chiu has joined the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to undertake a 4-year PhD-project in the field of Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics. The main supervisor is Charlie Chunlin Li (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and co-supervisors are Ole Jakob Mengshoel (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science), Karl Gunnar Holter (Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute) and Vidar Kveldsvik (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute).
Jessica’s project “Optimising rock support design: installation and mapping in hard rock based on automated joint detection and artificial intelligence (machine learning and evolutionary computation)” aims to investigate the possibility of designing rock support and perform objective rock mass mapping based on automated joint mapping of scanned profiles through AI methods. The project’s ultimate goals are to streamline the process, increase the quality, and possibly reduce the amount of rock support compared to current practices.
Jessica has BSc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Hong Kong, and MSc. in Geosciences from University of Oslo.
Welcome Jessica!