Benjamin Wallis


I am a PGR based in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science at the University of Leeds working with Dr Anna Hogg, investigating ice velocity and mass balance in Antarctica using satellite observations. I previously completed my Masters in Physics at the University of Oxford before working for 3 years in industry on maritime remote sensing.


2013 – 2017: MPhys Physics, University of Oxford

Research Interests

  • Earth Observation
  • AI, Machine Learning and Data Science
  • The Cryosphere
  • Glaciology
  • Mass Balance and Ice Velocity
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar

Project Title

Change in the ice speed and mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet from satellite observation


Dr Anna E. Hogg, Prof David Hogg, Dr Mal McMillan


Panorama NERC DTP, 2020

Project outline

In my research I work collaboratively between the School of Computing and the School of Earth and Environment to develop applications of AI and machine learning techniques to Earth observation glaciology. By applying these methods to synthetic aperture radar and other satellite datasets I aim to improve measurements of ice velocity and mass balance, informing predictions of sea-level rises and the climate impact of a changing cryosphere.