Research Interest

Dr. Oommen's research efforts focus on developing improved susceptibility characterization and documentation of geo-hazards (e.g. earthquakes, landslides) and spatial modeling of georesource (e.g. mineral deposits) over a range of spatial scales and data types. To achieve his research interests, he has adopted an inter-disciplinary research approach from two main areas, specifically: aerial/satellite based remote sensing for obtaining data, and artificial intelligence/machine learning based methods for data processing and modeling. Some examples of current and past research activities are:

  1. Liquefaction susceptibility evaluation at local and regional scales using in-situ measurements and remote sensing observations
  2. Estimating liquefaction induced damage such as lateral spread displacement
  3. Active learning to identify data gaps in empirical models
  4. Documenting earthquake induced damages, especially liquefaction using aerial/satellite images that are sensitive to surficial moisture
  5. Transportation geotechniques

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Thomas Oommen
Associate Professor

Room 203
Michigan Tech
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Phone: 906-487-2045
Fax: 906-487-3371