Jacob Connolly

Jacob Connolly


I am a PhD student in the Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics (IGT) within the School of Earth and Environment. As part of the new NERC SENSE Earth Observation CDT 2020 cohort, I will be looking into developing new InSAR methods for hazard monitoring. InSAR is an extremely useful tool for monitoring ground deformation around fault zones and volcanoes, but also for monitoring subsidence in urban areas. The main aim of my project is to develop algorithms that can:

  • Handle decorrelation events
  • Handle changes in soil moisture and vegetation
  • Analyse new data quickly
  • Maintain high resolution

The project partner is NASA JPL and the CASE partner is SatSense Ltd.


Research interests

  • Remote sensing
  • Geodesy
  • Earth Observation
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar


  • 2015 - 2020 MPhys Physics with Astrophysics (Ind), University of Leeds

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics