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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests and Skills

Aeolian, glacial, volcanic, impact cratering and mass-wasting features on planetary surfaces; use of spacecraft remote sensing data in GIS for digital mapping and analyses; use of image processing and spatial analysis tools in GIS for planetary datasets

Professional Experience

2003-present     Senior Research Associate and Licensed Software Specialist, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ

2001-2003           Research Assistant, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA

1996-1997        Contract Specialist and Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA

Professional Service

External Reviews: Mars Data Analysis Program, Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration and Tools Program (NASA); Manuscript Reviews: Icarus, Planetary & Space Science (Elsevier); Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets, Geophysical Research Letters (AGU); Chapter Reviews: Dynamic Mars: Recent and Current Landscape Evolution of the Red Planet (Elsevier, 2018); Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms (Springer, 2015); Martian Geomorphology (Geological Society of London, 2011); Mars: A Cosmic Stepping Stone- Uncovering Humanity's Cosmic Context (Springer, 2008)


M.Sc., Geology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2000, Thesis: Large Mass Movements on Callisto (Advisor: R. Greeley); B.Sc., Geology, San José State University, San Jose, CA, 1995

Computing Experience

Geographic Information Systems: ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, ArcGIS Pro 2.x; GIS coursework: Building Geodatabases (ESRI Classroom), Creating and Analyzing Surfaces using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst (ESRI Classroom); Going Places with Spatial Analysis (ESRI MOOC); Cartography (ESRI MOOC); Image Processing: ISIS 3.4.x, ENVI 5.x. Programming and Database: Python 2.x, SQL (Codecademy online course)

Selected Publications

Chuang, F.C., D.A. Crown, and D.C. Berman, 2018. Geology of the Northeastern Flank of Apollinaris Mons, Mars: Constraints on the Erosional History from Morphology, Topography, and Crater Populations. Icarus, in review.

Chuang, F.C. and R.M.E. Williams, 2018. Valley Network Morphology in the Greater Meridiani Planum Region, Mars. Journal of Maps 14(2), 652-660, 1:1,000,000 scale, doi: 10.1080/17445647.2018.1530154.

Chuang, F.C., D.A. Crown, and L.L. Tornabene, 2016. Zumba Crater, Daedalia Planum, Mars: Geologic Investigation of a Young, Rayed Impact Crater and its Secondary Field. Icarus 269, 75-90, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.01.005.

Chuang, F.C., R.A. Beyer, and N.T. Bridges, 2010. Modification of Martian Slope Streaks by Eolian Processes, Icarus 205, 154-164, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2009.07.035

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