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 | Map Portfolio


University of Wisconsin-Madison

PhD Student, 2018 - Current

Geoscience (minor in computer science)

1. Geoscience software development;
2. Spatiotemporal data analysis of paleoclimate and data-model comparison (Holocene & Cretaceous).

University of Tulsa

Master of Science, 2016 - 2018


1. Numerical simulation (Finite Element Method) 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

Penn State University

Undergraduate, 2011 - 2013



EarthCube Research Assistant

Since 2018

University of Wisconsin-Madison

1. Developing frontend (data submission forms and interactive maps) and backend (data uploading functions, database and API) of the Sparrow - Cosmogenic branch (Sparrow).
2. Validating the Cretaceous age model of Macrostrat database, and creating new polygons to enhance spatial resolution. Testing spatial and temporal queries with dinosaur data from PBDB (Macrostrat).
3. Utilizing natural language process and machine learning methods to extract spatiotemporal data regarding ice-rafted debris (IRD) in the past 5 million years from published literature (GeoDeepDive).

Research Intern

2014 Summer and 2015 - 2016

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research on seismic data processing, visualization and interpretation regarding shale gas reservoirs.

GIS Analyst

2013 - 2014

University of Michigan

1. Created 3D models of Michigan Basin and Lake Michigan in ArcGIS and Petrel based on geological and geospatial data.
2. Conducted spatial analysis in ArcGIS and R, and located hot spots of potential water pollution from hydro-fracking.
3. Built interaction web maps with Leaflet to display mineral/fossil sample locations, data and pictures.

Web and Short Courses

SQL for Data Science

University of California Davis @ Coursera, 2020

Exploratory Data Analysis

Johns Hopkins University @ Coursera, 2019

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

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 and Course assistant

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 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)

Academic Specialties

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



Python | HTML | CSS | JavaScript | R | SQL
Some experiences with C++ and Java


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

Web Mapping

Mapbox | LeafLet | jQuery | D3 | OpenLayers


MySQL | PostgreSQL | Access | Esri Geodatabase

Extra Curricular Activities

Invited lecturer on cartography

2020, ArcGIS Spatial Informatics Developer Summit (online), Esri China

Data science help desk

2020, EGU virtual conference

GIS Day Mapping Contest

2019, Esri China

Won the 1st place

"Awesome Geology" Outreach Competition

2018, China Geology Survey, China University of Geoscience, China Mining Newspaper

Awarded the 3rd prize

President of AAPG University of Tulsa Chapter

2017 - 2018

Organized outreach events and field trips, and awarded the L. Austin Weeks Grant

Imperial Barrel Award Competition

2017, AAPG

Member of the University of Tulsa team.

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

Connect me at LinkedIn

Macrostrat API Instruction

R visualization with ggplot2 instruction