University of Oregon; Eugene, Oregon
Ph.D. Candidate; anticipated graduation 2024
Washington University in St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri
A.B. Geophysics; cumulative GPA: 3.85; graduated May 17, 2019
- Sydney N. Dybing, Adam T. Ringler, David C. Wilson, Robert E. Anthony; Characteristics and Spatial Variability of Wind Noise on Near‐Surface Broadband Seismometers. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America; 109 (3): 1082–1098. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0120180227
- Fransiska Dannemann Dugick, Suzan van der Lee, German A. Prieto, Sydney N. Dybing, Liam Toney, Hank Cole; ROSES: Remote Online Sessions for Emerging Seismologists, Seismological Research Letters; (in press).
CONFERENCE POSTERS & ORAL SESSIONS
- Dybing, S. N., Melgar, D., Thomas, A. M., Hodgkinson, K., Mencin, D., (2021). Poster: Training a convolutional neural network to identify earthquake onset in real-time GNSS data, Seismological Society of America 2021 Annual Meeting.
- Dybing, S. N., Melgar, D., Barbour, A. J., Canitano, A., Goldberg, D. E., (2020). Oral Session: Investigating early earthquake rupture characteristics with borehole strainmeters, American Geophysical Union 2020 Fall Meeting.
- Dybing, S. N., Melgar, D., Barbour, A. J., Goldberg, D. E., (2020). Poster: How soon can you tell that a big earthquake is big? Investigating determinism using borehole strain, Seismology Student Workshop 2020. Cancelled due to COVID-19.
- Dybing, S. N., Ringler, A. T., Wilson, D. C., and Anthony, R. E., (2018). Poster: Characteristics and spatial variability of wind noise on near-surface broadband seismometers, American Geophysical Union 2018 Fall Meeting and 2018 Midstates Undergraduate Research Symposium.
- Pasteris, J. D., Yoder, C. H., Bollmeyer, M. M., Stepien, K. R., and Dybing, S. N., (2018). Poster: Channel carbonate substitution in apatite: a new look with Raman and IR spectroscopy, Goldschmidt Conference.
- Simon, J. C., Dybing, S. N., Cunitz, B. W., Sapozhnikov, O. A., and Bailey, M. R., (2015). Poster: Twinkling in space: kidney stone detection with ultrasound, NASA’s Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop.
Geophysics Ph.D. Candidate
University of Oregon Department of Earth Sciences; Eugene, Oregon; September 2019 – present
- Investigating the use of borehole strainmeter data to inform studies of earthquake determinism and rupture initiation and propagation
- Building a convolutional neural network to detect the onsets of earthquakes in noisy real-time Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) data
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Internship
U.S. Geological Survey Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory; Albuquerque, New Mexico; May 2018 – August 2018
- Designed and ran experiments investigating the characteristics and spatial variability of wind-induced noise on near-surface seismometers
- Installed a variety of instruments, developed codes in Python to analyze data (code available at https://github.com/sndybing/Wind-Codes), and was the first-author for a manuscript now published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Washington University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences; St. Louis, Missouri; January 2017 – May 2019
- Assisted Dr. Jill D. Pasteris in her Raman spectroscopy lab studying variations on the mineral apatite
- Conducted Raman analyses using a Raman spectrometer; took microphotographs of samples; mechanosynthesized apatite using a ball-milling machine; de-convolved Raman peaks using GRAMS/32 (AI) 6.00 software
- Co-authored the poster “Channel Carbonate Substitution in Apatite: A New Look with Raman and IR Spectroscopy” presented at the 2018 Goldschmidt Conference on geochemistry
OUTREACH & MENTORING
- ObsPy instructor for the 2020 AGU Seismology Section summer school ROSES: Remote Online Sessions for Emerging Seismologists
- Lecture and lab materials provided as interactive Jupyter Notebooks and taught over Zoom, now available on the IRIS website at https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/lesson/704
- Recorded lecture currently has over 3,100 views on the IRIS Earthquake Science YouTube channel (available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRECSp2bb20)
- Mentor for two undergraduate students in the University of Oregon Women in Graduate Sciences Joint Undergrad-Grad Mentorship Program (JUMP) and the Inclusivity and gender Diversity in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (IgDEAS) Mentorship Program
SKILLS & TRAINING
- Strong scientific communication skills
- Knowledge of working with broadband vault and borehole seismometers
- Experience with coding in Python for the analysis of seismological data and creation of figures, as well as coordinating code changes using Git
- Experience using Linux, macOS, and Windows operating systems
- Adept in conducting Raman spectroscopic analyses and de-convolving Raman spectra
- Proficient in the use of GIS software including ESRI’s ArcMap to create maps and perform spatial analyses
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Washington University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences; St. Louis, Missouri; January 2017 – May 2017; January 2019 – May 2019
- Acted as a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Maya Gomes in the Earth History course; hosted office hours and pre-exam review sessions; graded problem sets
- Acted as a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Mike Krawczynski in the Natural Disasters course; hosted office hours; graded problem sets and exams
Discovery Corps Track for Earth and Space Science Achievement
Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington; March 2012 – July 2015
- Engaged diverse groups of visitors with interactive science interpretation to inspire interest in science, math, and technology
- Promoted from volunteer Discovery Corps Assistant to Discovery Corps Senior Interpreter 2
- Developed effective public speaking and presentation skills on the museum floor
Discovery Corps Bioengineering Internship
University of Washington’s Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, Seattle, Washington; July 2014 – August 2014
- Completed laboratory research using ultrasound to detect and measure kidney stones
- Co-authored the poster “Twinkling in Space: Kidney Stone Detection with Ultrasound” presented at the 2015 NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop
- Raymund Fellowship – University of Oregon Graduate School
- Johnston Scholarship – University of Oregon Department of Earth Sciences
- Courtney Werner Memorial Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Earth Sciences – Washington University in St. Louis
- Letter of Recognition for outstanding performance as a teaching assistant from the Washington University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
- Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation Scholarship
- Ray Berg Memorial Scholarship – Sons of Norway, Bothell Lodge