Rosanna Neuhausler, Switzerland / USA
Rosanna Neuhausler is a Swiss-born American artist and researcher. Her work focuses on delineating social and environmental systems at various scales to address global sustainability concerns. She is currently completing a Ph.D. in Geography at the University of California, Berkeley, with a designated emphasis in Computational and Data Science and Engineering. In her thesis, she uses satellite products to quantify coastal urbanization across South East Asia and assess its impact potential on adjacent coral reefs.
Her art practice oscillates between a mix of watercolors and ink for personal pieces and digital media for research. She hopes to bring these two sides of her practice closer together as she works to further science communication in the context of climate change adaptation through an Environmental Justice lens.
Over the years, her projects have been centered at the nexus of various disciplines and cutting-edge tech. Her work includes web scraping to detect gaps in governmental water quality data; utilizing microchip advancements in edge processing for various WiFi-independent detection systems; preparing digital products for simulating sea level rise impacts on California’s coastline; and automating image segmentation for a study on the urban heat island effect. Internationally, she has done research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Oxford and taught at a data science bootcamp at the University of Tokyo.
Rosanna has been invited to present her work at the SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Planet Earth, the 2017 Moorea LTER meeting, and at the IBM Almaden Research Center, and has been funded by various organizations, including NASA and the National Science Foundation of the United States.
In residence at Atelier 11
July 25 - August 22, 2022