Samuel N Araya

Soil Data Scientist

I am passionate about data science, machine learning, and geospatial analysis to address soil and environmental challenges.

My experience ranges from traditional field and lab-based research to modern techniques such as machine learning and unmanned aircraft systems.

I have a Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of California Merced and a post-doctoral research experiece at Stanford University.

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  • Soils
  • Data science
  • Machine learning
  • Spatial analysis


  • PhD in Environmental Systems (Soil Physics), 2019

    University of California, Merced

  • MSc in Environmental Systems (Soil Biogeochemistry), 2014

    University of California, Merced

  • BSc in Land Resources and Environment, 2006

    Asmara University

Technical Skills

R | Python | JavaScript

Machine Learning