I am an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, mentored by Drs. Eric Maloney and Elizabeth Barnes. I completed my Ph.D. in Applied Math and Atmospheric Science at Columbia University, co-advised by Prof. Adam Sobel and Dr. Shuguang Wang.
My research focuses on understanding the dynamics of the tropical atmosphere on timescales from months to decades, using data science, climate models and observational data. My recent work explores the predictability of the tropical atmosphere, in particular using machine-learning models and explainable AI. My dissertation explored the interaction of two features of the tropical atmosphere -- the Madden-Julian oscillation and the quasi-biennial oscillation.
I have also been involved in two field campaigns to study the tropical ocean and atmosphere: "PISTON" aboard the R.V. Thomas G. Thompson in the West Pacific, and "OTREC" based out of Costa Rica.
The Madden-Julian Oscillation
2015 - 2020
Ph.D. Applied Math & Atmospheric Science
The quasi-biennial oscillation
The MJO-QBO connection
2009 - 2013
B.A. with Honors, Magna Cum Laude, Mathematics
Exeter College, Oxford University
Artificial Intelligence and Machine-Learning