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Workshop on Mathematics of climate change, related hazards and risks
July 29-Aug 2nd, CIMAT, Guanajuato, MEXICO


INVITED SPEAKERS

Consists of thee Union representatives:

  • Graciela Canziani Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Research interests: studies of population dynamics, ecosystems and sustainable development.
  • Susan Cutter Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of South Carolina, director of the Hazards Research Lab.
    Research interests: natural hazards and risks.
  • Oscar Velasco Fuentes Research Fellow at the Department of Physical Oceanography, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Baja California, México.
    Research interests: fluid dynamics, nonlinear processes in geophysical fluid dynamics.
  • Michael Ghil Professor of École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France. Fellow of American Meteorological Society (1988) and American Geophysical Union (1995); a member of Academia Europaea (1998), honorary member of Romanian Academy of Engineering Sciences (2004), foreign member of Austrian Academy of Sciences (2005), and honorary member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2010); recipient of Luis Fry Richardson Medal (2004) and Alfred Wegener Medal (2010) of European Geosciences Union.
    Research interests: atmospheric sciences, climate dynamics, dynamical and complex systems theory, estimation theory, geophysical fluid dynamics, macroeconomics, numerical methods, physical oceanography, statistical methods, remote sensing and applications.
  • Eugenia Kalnay Distinguished University Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Fellow of American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union (2005), and American Association for the Advancement of Science (2006); member of the National Academy of Engineering (1996) and Argentine National Academy of Physical Sciences (2003), a foreign member of the Academia Europaea (2000). Recipient of 54th International Meteorological Organization Prize from the World Meteorological Organization (2009) and Jule G. Charney Award of American Meteorological Society (1995).
    Research interests: data assimilation, numerical weather prediction, predictability and ensemble forecasting, coupled ocean-atmosphere modeling and climate change
  • Carlos R. Mechoso Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, USA. Corresponding Member of National Academy of Engineering, Uruguay (1998), Fellow of American Meteorological Society (1999). Founding chair of the panel on the Variability of American Monsoon Systems (VAMOS of the CLImate VARiability (CLIVAR) component of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP).
    Research interests: ocean-atmosphere interactions, numerical weather prediction, meteorology and climatalogy of the Southern Hemisphere, and high performance computing
  • George Philander Professor of Geosciences, Princeton University, USA. Member of the USA National Academy of Sciences (2004). Fellow of American Meteorological Society (1986), American Geophysical Union (1991), and American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003). Symons Memorial Lecturer of the Royal Meteorological Society U.K. (1994).
    Research interests: general circulation, ocean-atmospheric interactions, climate fluctuations, paleoclimates.
  • Bala Rajaratnam Assistant Professor of Statistics at Stanford University, USA. Recipient of the 2011 DARPA Young Faculty Award for his topic area in Mathematics.
    Research interests: multivariate statistical analysis, graphical models, random matrix theory, applications in Genomics, Climate and Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, Finance.
  • Eli Tziperman Professor of Oceanography and Applied Physics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA. Recipient of Professor E.D. Bergman Memorial Award from Israeli-US Binational Science foundation (1990).
    Research interests: large scale climate and ocean dynamics, including El Nino, thermohaline circulation, abrupt climate change, glacial cycles and equable climates; advanced methods of ocean data assimilation.

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