Naureen Khan: Research

Intro and Contact

I am a second year PhD student in the UB Glacier Modeling Lab. I am from Chittagong, Bangladesh and I completed my BS in Environmental Science with a minor in Mathematics from Asian University for Women in 2018. I studied Ocean Acidification in the Northern Bay of Bengal from 2017-2018 for my undergraduate senior thesis. Presently, I have been working on detecting and predicting crevasses in the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Feel free to reach me at naureenk@buffalo.edu if you have any questions ✨

Current Research
Close Up of crevasses from North Western Greenland
Credit: Jeremy Harbeck, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

My primary research goal right now as a 2nd year graduate student is to locate crevasses in the Greenland Ice Sheet.

I am currently working on a Deep Convolutional Neural Network machine learning algorithm named U-Net using Google Colaboratory and Google Earth Engine to automatically detect crevasses in the GrIS. I am also studying the literature to understand the process and occurrence of crevasse initiation in glaciers.

My future goal is to predict crevasses for future centuries to interpret and improving global sea level rise projections using Ice Sheet Models.

I am really excited to learn something new about Glaciology everyday!


My hobbies include playing video games, watching anime and more.

Naureen at Nafakhum Waterfalls, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado