Shan Ye CV 

Curriculum Vitae

Shan Ye



Phone: 734-548-0205

Address: A456 Weeks Hall, 1215 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706


Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Affiliated Projects: EarthCube | Sparrow | Macrostrat | GeoDeepDive

Works: PDF Resume | Project Page | Cartographic Portfolio | GitHub

You can also check out my past experiences on this interactive map.



Climatology | Earth Dynamics | Geomechanics | Structural Geology | GIS | Spatial Analysis | Cartography | Numerical Methods


C++ | Java | Python | HTML | CSS | JavaScript | R | SQL


ArcGIS (Desktop, Pro, Online) | QGIS | PostGIS | GeoDa | Petra | Petrel | COMSOL | ABAQUS | Illustrator | CorelDraw | Photoshop

Web Mapping

Mapbox | LeafLet | jQuery | D3 | OpenLayers


MySQL | PostgreSQL | Access | Esri Geodatabase


University of Wisconsin-Madison

PhD Student, 2018 - Current

Geoscience (minor in computer science)

1. Geoscience cyberinfrastructure and software development;
2. Spatiotemporal data analysis of paleoclimate and data-model comparison.

University of Tulsa

Master of Science, 2016 - 2018


1. Numerical simulation and algorithm in geomechanics/structural geology;
2. Geospatial analytical application on petroleum geology research.

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Science, 2013 - 2015

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Focus: Natural resource and economic geology

Penn State University

Undergraduate, 2011 - 2013


Focus: GIS/Cartography

Selected Experiences

EarthCube Research Assistant

Started in 2018

Working on Sparrow, GeoDeepDive and Macrostrat projects

President of AAPG University of Tulsa Chapter

2017 - 2018

Organized outreach events and field trips, and secured the L. Austin Weeks Grant for the next year.

Imperial Barrel Award Competition


Member of the University of Tulsa team.

Roles: structural geologist, spatial analyst, report visual designer and cartographer, and reporter

Research Intern

2014 Summer and 2015 - 2016

Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Web GIS developer


University of Michigan

Processed images and geospatial data and developed websites with interaction maps.

GIS Analyst

2013 - 2014

University of Michigan

3D modeling of Michigan Basin and Lake Michigan based on spatial and well log data. Produced maps on located potential pollution sites.

Web and Short Courses

Data Science and Machine Learning

Johns Hopkins University @ Coursera, 2019 (ongoing)

Data Structures

University of California San Diego @ Coursera, 2019


University of Wisconsin-Madison @ Western Wyoming Community College, 2019

Algorithmic Toolbox

University of California San Diego @ Coursera, 2016

Ontology in History Research

University of Michigan, 2014

Public Speech

Nanjing University, 2012

3D Analysis of Surfaces and Features

Esri, 2012

Organizing Raster Data

Esri, 2012

Working with Coordinate Systems

Esri, 2012


GEOL 4083: GIS

Spring 2018, University of Tulsa

Temporary instructor

Intro GIS class for geology and geophysics majors. Taught when the professor was not available.

UC 270: Social Justice

Fall 2014 and Winter 2015, University of Michigan

CG Facilitator, Course assistant and grader

The social justice course provided by Global Scholars Program at Michigan. Spatial analytical methods in social science.

GEOG 363: GIScience

Fall 2012, Penn State University

Teaching Intern

Core course of GIScience at Penn State University.

Awards, Grants and Honors

Weeks Research Assistantship

University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018 - 2019

L. Austin Weeks Grant for AAPG TU Chapter

AAPG, 2018

University Honors

University of Michigan, 2 times in 2014

Recognition of Global Excellence

University of Michigan, 2014

Dean's List

Penn State University, 3 times in 2012 and 2013

Erickson Fund in Geography

Penn State University, 2013

Professional Associations

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
American Association of Geographers (AAG)
North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)
Tulsa Geological Society (TGS)
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

Connect me at LinkedIn

Macrostrat API Instruction

R Visualization with ggplot2