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Seattle, Washington, United States
January 18, 2018

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Godfrey Mills

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A result-oriented and self-motivated individual with over 9 years research and industrial experience in the application of optimization, mathematical and predictive models, data assimilation, statistics, stochastic, heuristics, programming techniques and great soft skills. A dedicated professional with an aptitude for innovation, creative problem-solving, and analytical thinking. Exceptionally organized, and able to multitask. Excel at interfacing with customers, engineers, and management.


Predictive Modeling, Systems Analysis, Analytics, Research and Development, Data Analysis, Consulting, Statistical Analysis, Scientific Visualization, and Image Processing


A team-player with experience in working in multi-cultural environments. Possesses excellent communication and presentation skills. Experienced in making regular oral presentations to internal and external stakeholders at project team meetings, departmental meetings and national level conferences.

Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently. Effective time management, planning and organizational skills required for delivering high quality results.

Proven experience in document generation, report-writing and manuscripts for scientific journals


Postdoctoral Researcher: Data Science & Image Processing August 2016 - Present

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Big data processing, cleaning, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis

Data analysis with supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms using state of the art methods

Investigate skewness and mean pore statistics of over 2TB sandstone data sets

Investigate RMSE of pore network models in over 1TB data sets

Write codes in MATLAB to implement gradient descent on linear regression models

Apply X-ray tomography to characterize polymer-blends and porous media

Implement filtering algorithms to reduce noise in X-ray Tomography images by ~60%

Segmented over 10TB X-ray Tomography images of sandstones and polymer-blends

Involved in development of data analysis procedures for material characterization

Design machine parts with CAD for upgrading laboratory X-ray Tomography setup

Perform 3D multiphysics simulations in additive manufacturing materials using COMSOL

Responsible for coordinating work across multiple collaborators, and learning across all functional areas through communication and training

Generate reports and recommend actions based on analysis done

Graduate Research Assistant August 2011 - August 2016

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Used statistical tools to estimate grain/pore properties in 1.5TB images of sandstones

Performed anisotropic diffusion filtering in python to reduce X-ray CT raw image noise by 70%

Computed the RMSE values of several solute transport models and experimental data

Characterized mineralogy and pore structure of sandstones using X-ray tomography and SEM

Investigated the impact of pore topology on flow and transport in porous media

Computed channel depths in micromodels fluorescent intensity maps using image processing

Leveraged image segmentation methods to determine spatial distribution of minerals at the pore scale for use in nanoparticle transport models

Assessed the impact of XCT image voxel size on mineral reactive surface area and pore throat sizes in image-based multiphase flow simulations

Taught courses and labs in fluid mechanics and hydrology

Graduate Research Assistant January 2009 - August 2011

North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, USA

Wrote finite difference codes to simulate solute transport in surface water and groundwater

Developed time correlated error Kalman filter predictive algorithms to improve the accuracy of contaminant transport in groundwater by 63%

Taught courses in Probability Theory and Application, Fluid Mechanics, Numerical Methods,

Perform classroom management tasks such as grading homework and project assignments, leading group project discussions, and preparing lecture notes

Environmental Engineering Intern July 2008 - August 2008

University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Executed batch sorption experiments to evaluate NAPL transport behaviour in groundwater

Conducted column experiments to evaluate variable saturated flow and transport of hydrocarbon and metal contaminants through char beds

Contributed in the design and interpretation of results for a vertical dipole flow and transport experiment

Assisted in dipole tracer tests in a 2m x 2m aquifer model

Environmental Officer December 2004 - May 2006

Wexford Goldfields Limited, Tarkwa, Ghana

Performed laboratory analysis of surface and groundwater, soil, and air samples for compliance monitoring

Implemented mine reclamation on waste dumps, tailings dam facility, and mine pit to curb erosion

Managed waste facility and treated waste water on mine site

Conducted routine measurements of hydraulic properties of surface water and groundwater

Coordinated safety health and environmental programs for efficient productivity.


Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, PhD Civil Engineering, August 2016, GPA : 3.83/4

North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC, MS Civil Engineering, August 2011

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

MS Water Resources Engineering & Management, June 2008

BS Agricultural Engineering, June 2004


Machine Learning, Predictive Models, Finite Element Analysis, Systems Analysis, Probability Theory and Statistics, Data Scientist’s Tool Box, Engineering Statistics, Design of Experiment


Python, MATLAB, R, Latex, High Performance Computing, SQL, Machine Learning, Statistical Analysis (Minitab, JMP, R, SAS STAT, and SAS Enterprise Miner), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project and Access), Image Processing and Scientific visualization: Avizo, ImageJ, Paraview, and Dragonfly, CAD (Onshape, Solidworks, and AutoCAD), Material Characterization (X-ray Tomography and SEM), Multiphysics and Image-Based Simulations (COMSOL, Pore Network Modeling, CFD)


Stanford University, Machine Learning, Coursera, December 2017

John Hopkins University, Data Scientist’s Toolbox, Coursera, November 2017,

Badge recipient in machine learning applications and data analysis, IHPCSS, Colorado, June 2017

Fellowship award LSU, NSF Site I-corps inventor-entrepreneurship program, July 2017

Scholarship, Advanced Energy Consortium (AEC), 2011- 2016


Judge for LSU Civil & Environmental Engineering Graduate Research Conference 2014

Organized pickup soccer on LSU campus, avid Pianist and Bass Guitarist


American Society of Civil Engineers

American Geophysical Union

National Society of Black Engineers

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