Allie Mazurek was honored with the Shrake-Culler Scholarship which is awarded to a senior Ph.D. student who "has demonstrated a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for higher education." Here is the summary from the department website. Congrats, Allie on this well-deserved award!
Eric James successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation! Eric will continue working in research and model development for NOAA's Global Systems Lab in Boulder. Congrats, Eric!
Some long-overdue research group updates:
- Nathan Kelly successfully completed his Ph.D. in spring 2023. He is now working as a meteorologist and developer for DTN. Congrats, Nathan!
- The Colorado State University-Machine Learning Probabilities (CSU-MLP) foreacst system developed by our research group was highlighted in CSU Source and in a feature report on AI research at CSU.
- Ph.D. student Allie Mazurek earned an outstanding student presentation award at the American Meteorological Society 32nd Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting in July 2023, for her presentation "Making Sense of Random Forest-Based Severe Weather Forecasts Using Tree Interpreter". Congrats, Allie!
- Aaron Hill, who as a research scientist led the development of the CSU-MLP system over the last few years, accepted an offer as assistant professor in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. Aaron has been a vital member of the research group and will be missed, and we look forward to seeing what he accomplishes as a faculty member at OU.
- Former Ph.D. student Stacey Hitchcock also began a faculty appointment at the University of Oklahoma in fall 2023. Congrats to Stacey!
- Several new papers were published, all of which can be found on the publications page.
If you're attending the American Meteorological Society annual meeting in Denver or online, our group has several presentations about our work. Click here for a summary of these talks and posters, and please stop by!
Our group has numerous presentations at the virtual American Meteorological Society annual meeting. Click here for a summary of these talks and posters. If you're attending AMS, please check them out!
Some updates from the fall semester in 2021:
- We welcomed three new graduate students to the group in fall 2021, Ph.D. students Jon Thielen and Casey Zoellick, and M.S. student Ayesha Wilkinson. It's great to have all of you on board!
- In July, Aaron Hill was promoted to Research Scientist I after the conclusion of his postdoctoral appointment. Congratulations, Aaron!
- Former Ph.D. student and postdoctoral researcher Sam Childs started a new position as a research meteorologist with the U.S. Air Force. Sam was also selected for the American Association of State Climatologists 2021 New Scientist Award!
- Allie Mazurek received an Outstanding Student Poster Award for her presentation on extreme rainfall during Tropical Storm Imelda at the 2020 AGU Fall Meeting. Congrats, Allie!
- Our work to transition the CSU-Machine Learning Probabilities forecast guidance into operational use at the Weather Prediction Center was highlighted in CSU's Source.
- Several new papers were published, on topics including convection in South America from the RELAMPAGO field campaign, results from the CSU-MLP forecast system, a destructive downburst in eastern Colorado, and gravity waves in MCSs. Check them out on the publications page!