CIMMS researchers, graduate assistants place in AMS competitions

Several University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies traveled to Austin for the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting in January. They competed in poster and oral presentations.

OU CIMMS Graduate Research Assistant and School of Meteorology student Hristo Chipilski won first place poster presentation  in the American Meteorological Society‘s PECAN Symposium student competition. Chipilski’s poster presentation was titled, “Impact of Assimilating PECAN IOP Observations on the Numerical Prediction of Bores and Bore-Initiated Convection.” The competition was a part of AMS’s Annual Meeting in Austin. Congrats, Chipilski!

OU CIMMS Graduate Research Assistant and SoM student David Harrison won second place oral presentation in AMS’s 17th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences student competition. Harrison’s presentation was titled, “Predicting 12-hour Storm Reports Using Random Forest Classification.” The competition was part of AMS’s Annual Meeting in Austin.

Harrison also won won first place oral presentation at AMS’ 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice Student Competition for his presentation, “Using Machine Learning Techniques to Predict Near-Term Severe Weather Trends.” Congrats, Harrison!

OU CIMMS Graduate Research Assistant and SoM student Siddhant Gupta won the AMS Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Symposium student presentation competition for the oral presentation entitled “Observations of Aerosol–Cloud Interactions with Varying Vertical Separation between Biomass-Burning Aerosols and Stratocumulus Clouds over the South East Atlantic.” Congrats, Gupta!

OU CIMMS Graduate Research Assistant and SoM student Makenzie Krocak won first place oral presentation award at AMS in the 8th Transition from Research to Operations conference for her presentation, “Developing and Testing Watch-scale Forecast Products in the FACETs Paradigm.” Congrats, Krocak!