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Jim Lady

Software Engineer
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
University of Washington
Email: jlady@uw.edu


I use my education and experience in both software engineering and statistics to develop software to study fisheries and wildlife populations. Projects that I am currently working on include:

  • Developing software to allow managers to estimate animal abundance based on hunting data.
  • Creating software to predict run-timing of salmon populations on the Columbia Basin river system.

Current Projects

  • Creating the computational engine of the software programs ATLAS and SURPH to estimate survival parameters of salmonid populations based on radio-tag data and PIT-tag data.
  • Creating the computational engine of program SURPH to estimate survival using PIT-tag data.
  • Creation of the program USER that allows the user to develop their own statistical models for estimating survival and movement parameters of wildlife and fish populations.


  • MS in Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management, University of Washington
  • BA in Computer Science, Messiah College, Grantham, PA.