☁ [May] Congratulations to Alex Alvin Cheung for receiving the 2023 Unidata Users Workshop Student Travel Support to attend the in-person workshop in Boulder, Colorado this summer. Excellent work, Alvin!
☁ [May] Maria J. Molina will serve as a member of the Scientific Steering Group (SSG) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) for the Earth System Modelling and Observations (ESMO) Core Project starting this June.
☁ [April] Congratulations to Jhayron Steven Perez Carrasquilla for making it to the finals of the Annual AOSC Ping Pong Championship!
☁ [April] Incoming PhD Student, Emily Wisinski, was awarded the prestigious UMD Flagship Fellowship. Way to go, Emily!
☁ [April] Emily Wisinski, from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, will be joining our research group at UMD AOSC as a PhD Student next Fall 2023. Welcome to our team, Emily!
☁ [March] Congratulations to Jhayron Steven Perez Carrasquilla for passing his PhD comprehensive exam! Well done, Jhayron!
☁ [February] Assistant Professors Maria J. Molina (AOSC) and Chris Metzler (CS) were awarded a UMD Grand Challenge Team Project Grant for "Effective and Equitable Weather Forecasting in a Changing Climate with Machine Learning." [Read more]
☁ [January] Current undergraduates in the Department of Computer Science, Varun Vishnubhotla, Bhuvan Jammalamadaka, and Siddharth Cherukupalli, have joined our research group. Welcome!
☁ [January] Maria J. Molina will participate in the Convergence Research (CORE) Institute, which is funded by the NSF Convergence Accelerator. 2023 CORE Fellows will focus on "Tackling Climate-Induced Challenges with AI."
☁ [January] Alex Alvin Cheung and Maria J. Molina presented at the AMS Conference in Denver on January 8-12.
Alvin's talk was:
11.5 - Documenting the Progressions of Secondary Eyewall Formations
Maria's talks were:
JointJ8.1 - The AMS Early Career Leadership Academy
13A.3 - Defying Chaos Theory: Using Machine Learning to Extend Earth System Prediction
☁ [January] Maria J. Molina was elected to the AMS Artificial Intelligence Applications to Environmental Science STAC (Scientific and Technological Activities Commission) Committee.
☁ [December] Alex Alvin Cheung received the Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Grant from The Graduate School of the University of Maryland. Way to go, Alvin!
☁ [December] Maria J. Molina received an NCAR Education, Engagement, and Early-Career Development (EdEC) Special Recognition Award for "outstanding work in support of the NCAR Explorer Series."
☁ [December] Jhayron Steven Perez Carrasquilla and Maria J. Molina will be presenting at the AGU Fall Meeting in Chicago on December 12-16.
Jhayron's talks are:
A55L-1261 - Back-trajectories analysis for characterizing the origin and spatio-temporal variability of precipitation in Colombia, and the implications for the local electrical energy markets
A34C-06 - Use of two operational ML models for forecasting 24-hours-average PM2.5 concentration in the Aburrá Valley, Colombia, using global forecasts and satellite information
Maria's talks are:
A45H-05 - Classification and Detection of Organized Convection using Deep Learning (Invited)
GC16C-03 - Defying Chaos Theory: Using Machine Learning to Extend Earth System Prediction (Invited)
☁ [December] Alex Alvin Cheung was awarded a graduate student small-allocation by NCAR for the project titled, "A Spatially-Aware Tropical Cyclogenesis Index using Machine Learning."
☁ [November] Maria J. Molina is now an Affiliate Faculty with the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).
☁ [November] Alex Alvin Cheung was awarded a 2023 AMS Annual Meeting Travel Award to attend the conference in Denver, Colorado this coming January 2023. Way to go, Alvin!
☁ [October] A partnership between the state of Maryland and the University of Maryland to build and operate a network of 75 weather-observing towers (the Maryland Mesonet) has been announced. Our group will contribute analysis with Prof. Poterjoy, Prof. Nigam, and State Climatologist Dr. Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas that will help with the siting analysis in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Emergency Management. [Link]
☁ [September] Jhayron Steven Perez Carrasquilla was awarded a graduate student small-allocation by NCAR for the project titled, "Using deep learning for subseasonal predictability of weather regimes over North America in CESM2."
☁ [September] Maria J. Molina was featured in Maryland Today, "Flipping the Channel: New Professor Left Cable News for Climate Data Science." [Link]
☁ [August] Rising UMD senior, Heather Fettke von Koeckritz, has joined our research group. Heather is pursuing dual degrees in mechanical engineering and AOSC. Welcome, Heather!
☁ [August] Maria J. Molina will be presented the AMS Editor's Award (Weather and Forecasting/Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology) at the 2023 AMS Annual meeting in Denver, Colorado in January. The award citation reads "For multiple high-quality, thorough, and rapid reviews."
☁ [July] Incoming UMD AOSC PhD student, Alex Alvin Cheung, earned the second place oral presentation award at the NOAA Cooperative Research Programs Symposium!
☁ [March] Incoming UMD AOSC PhD student, Alex Alvin Cheung, has been awarded the prestigious UMD Flagship Fellowship. Congratulations, Alvin! Very well deserved. [Link]
☁ [March] Current Penn State student, Alex Alvin Cheung, will be joining our research group this coming Fall 2022 as a PhD student within UMD AOSC. Welcome, Alvin!
☁ [February] Early access to the NCAR Derecho Supercomputer awarded via the NCAR Accelerated Scientific Discovery proposal. Large allocation of GPU resources will be used for the project, "Deep Learning-based Large Ensemble for Subseasonal Prediction of Global Precipitation," led by Maria J. Molina and co-led with Katie Dagon.
☁ [January] UMD AOSC PhD student, Jhayron Steven Perez Carrasquilla, will be joining our research group this coming Fall 2022. Welcome, Jhayron!