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[Met-jobs] PhD Student Position at the University of California-Merced (USA)

From Roger Brugge <>
To "" <>
Date Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:30:20 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Title: PhD Student, Spring or Fall 2018, University of California Merced

Keywords: climate change, climate impact assessment, mitigation and
adaptation policy, complex systems, modeling, wildfire, data science,

Seeking a PhD student who is eager to work in a multi-disciplinary
environment on climate change and impact assessment problems (e.g.:
drought, wildfire, smoke and public health, habitat, property risk,
water resources). The doctoral training will be anchored in the
Environmental Systems graduate program (< >) and
dissertation work will be co-advised by faculty from the Management of
Complex Systems department (
<> ).

Candidates should demonstrate basic computational skills (e.g. in R,
Python, Mathematica, or C; a skill set in machine learning,
parallel/GPU-processing, data visualization, or web applet development
would be a major plus) that will be further developed around
data-oriented and simulation-oriented methods. The grand challenge we
are facing is how to use large-scale climate change analysis to assess
short and long-term impacts on coupled human-environment systems - e.g.
pertaining to watershed and wildfire problems in California; A corollary
problem is how to most effectively communicate the results to select
(academic, for-profit, non-profit, policy-maker) and broad audiences.

Interested students should contact Dr. A. Leroy Westerling
( <>; <> ) or Dr. Alex
Petersen (
<>; )

Leroy Westerling
Professor of Management of Complex Systems
Ernest and Julio Gallo Management Program
University of California, Merced

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