I'm a James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Complex Systems in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington.
I study climate variability on a wide range of timescales. My research aims to understand the boundary between weather and climate, where extreme events are attributable both to internal variability and to anthropogenic forcing. The challenges of studying events that are by definition rare have led me to develop techniques to better link observations with theory and models of the climate's internal dynamics. My work is presently focused on developing stochastic methods to quantify the distribution of temperature and precipitation and to improve predictions of rare climate extremes such as heat waves and droughts, cold snaps and floods.
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Background: I did research in microfluidics, nonlinear dynamics of complex fluids, and classical field theory as an undergraduate. I worked in R&D to develop precision timing/navigation systems before starting graduate school. My Ph.D was in Applied Mathematics at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where I was advised by Peter Huybers. I have a B.A. in Physics from Reed College.