My name is Haley Cabaniss and I’m a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign working in the Gregg lab. My research interests are far ranging—from stress triggering of volcanic eruptions to understanding the interactions of physical oceanography and crustal mechanics and forecasting volcanic eruptions. My PhD research investigates not only the mechanics of triggering volcanic eruptions, but also utilizes a statistical data-assimilation technique known as the Ensemble Kalman Filtering approach (EnKF) to forecast eruptions of the submarine volcano Axial Seamount. Ultimately, my goal is to combine these models with real-time data streaming from the Ocean Observatories Initiative’s (OOI) cabled Axial Seamount array to develop a near real-time volcano eruption forecasting system. I am also an advocate for accessible science who regularly participates in and develops new resources for education and outreach. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors hiking, camping, climbing, gardening and spending time with my best friend and dog, Charliepants.
I am a participant in Dr. Trish Gregg’s Off Axis Seamount Investigations at Siqueiros (OASIS) sea-going research expeditions (2016 & December 2018). Follow along our Youtube channel for exciting updates from sea!