Dr Grant Humphries

Dr Grant Humphries
Dr. Grant Humphries is the director of Black Bawks Data Science, lead data scientist at HiDef Aerial Surveying, and a marine ornithologist with a background in machine learning, non-parametric statistics and spatial ecology. Grant has been working with seabirds since 2006 but has experience in a number of fields focusing on ways of implementing cutting edge machine learning techniques to complex ecological datasets. He is the lead editor of a book on machine learning in Ecology that was published by Springer Nature in late 2018 and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on topics from Arctic sea-ice dynamics to predicting discrete climate events using seabirds as indicators. Since 2015, Grant has been travelling to Antarctica to count penguins as part of a program that has been working in the Southern Ocean for 30 years.