Institution: Rhodium Group
Position: Climate Data Scientist
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell us about your science and society experiences: I am an interdisciplinary environmental data scientist with a background in natural hazards, climate change impacts, geospatial analysis, remote sensing, economics, and global health. In my research, I quantify risks from extreme events in a changing climate, and I use this knowledge to evaluate strategies that mitigate and adapt to these changes. I blend large-scale observational data with insights from lab experiments, and I pair geophysical models with econometric estimates and optimization models. In one example, I lead a team of data scientists, hydrologists, and economists forecasting costs from hurricane-driven flooding and wind damage in the 21st century. In another, my colleagues and I develop a machine learning-based feature extraction algorithm that facilitates the use of remote sensing data for efficiently monitoring numerous socio-environmental metrics at a global scale. Learn more about this work here, here, here, and here. Recently, my co-authors and I applied familiar tools to a different field, joining econometric and epidemiological models to quantify the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) on the spread of COVID-19.