Data Scientist
Data Scientist


Patrick Royer is a geospatial analyst, software development lead, and principal investigator for several large-scale geo-application projects, including:

  • Electrical Grid Resilience and Assessment System (EGRASS), developed for Puerto Rico Power Authority in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Suite of Comprehensive Rapid Analysis Tools for Estimation (SOCRATES)
  • Tank Vapor Analysis and Visualization (TVDAV)
  • National Simulation Analysis and Center (NISAC) group
  • Chemical Security Map Tool (CSMT)
  • Tracking Restoration and Contaminants (TRAC)

Royer’s experience includes a broad range of technical and leadership endeavors related to geoinformatics and geostatistical analysis, with emphasis on big data systems and system architecture in cloud ecosystems.

Disciplines and Skills

  • Cloud applications
  • Cloud development
  • Geospatial intelligence
  • Geospatial modeling
  • GIS systems
  • MongoDB Inc.
  • Programming languages
  • SQL Server


  • MS in natural resources, University of Arizona
  • BS in natural resource management, University of Arizona

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity
  • Association of American Geographers (AAG)
  • Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA)



  • Davis S.H., M.A. Elizondo, X. Fan, S.F. Newman, E.L. Barrett, X. Ke, and B. Vyakaranam, et al. 2020. "Data Requirements for Application of Risk-Based Dynamic Contingency Analysis to Evaluate Hurricane Impact to Electrical Infrastructure in Puerto Rico." In CIGRE-US 2020 Next Generation Network Paper Competition. PNNL-SA-154443. 



  • Freedman V.L., P.D. Royer, X. Chen, S.A. Montgomery, and J.J. Garza. 2018. "ATLAS: Story Maps for Communicating Groundwater Cleanup Status - 18510." In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Waste Management Conference (WM2018): Nuclear and Industrial Robotics, Remote Systems and Other Emerging Technology, March 18-22, 2018, Phoenix, AZ, 8, 5530-5538. Tempe, Arizona:Waste Management Symposia, Inc. PNNL-SA-130420.