Curriculum Vitae | Jonathan Perry-Houts
Jonathan Perry-Houts

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Department of Earth Sciences
1272 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
(510) 260.4924
jperryh2@uoregon.edu
http://jphblog.com/

Education

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistantships

Graduate Teaching Initiative

As part of my graduate studies I am working towards an “advanced certificate of completion” from the Teaching Engagement Program’s “Graduate Teaching Initiative.”

Science Literacy Program

I have worked with the University of Oregon’s Science Literacy Program throughout much of my graduate career. The SLP facilitates a number of initiatives to improve implementation of evidence-based teaching strategies.

Outreach, Volunteer, Community Service

Research

I am interested in long-term tectonics and geodynamic modeling of lithospheric deformation. I mainly focus on physical mechanisms that generate topography by modifying the density of the lithosphere. That includes processes like delamination, foundering, eclogitization, volcanism, etc.

Publications

Presentations and Abstracts

Awards & Grants

Affiliations

Certifications

Technical skills

I have developed numerous technical skills over the years including UNIX system administration (Debian, FreeBSD, Gentoo, Ubuntu); software design (see https://github.com/jperryhouts for examples); GIS; electronics and robotics; 3D parametric CAD design; welding; auto, motorcycle, and bicycle mechanics; machining; and woodworking.

I am proficient in many programming languages and related technologies, including: Python, Java, C, C++, BASH, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, AWS, MPI, CUDA, and AVR assembly language.

Notable professional software development

Other notable technical projects

“Open Source”

I make as much of my code public as I think might be useful to others, and am an active contributor to several Free/Open Source projects. I strongly believe that as algorithms become more central to many facets of society, it is imperative that code be freely available to use, extend, modify, redistribute, and study. I believe that software freedom is an important component of environmental justice with wide social implications.

Interests & Activities

I have a deep appreciation for the outdoors, and back country wilderness. I have been rock climbing and mountaineering in the western U.S. since 2003, plus some notable back country adventures in Canada, Patagonia, and Kyrgyzstan. I participated in regional and national bouldering competitions in the Bay Area during high school. I enjoy mountain biking and road bike touring. I have completed several long-distance bicycle tours on the west coast, both with friends, and solo. I recently got interested in back country skiing, and enjoy skiing the many volcanoes of the Oregon wilderness.

As an extension of those interests I have completed the 80 hour NOLS Wilderness First Responder certification (now expired), and basic avalanche safety training for mountaineering and back country survival. Fortunately, I’ve never had to use many of those skills, but they’ve been reassuring to have while in the field with students, and with friends in the back country.