I am currently a Post-doctoral Scholar in the Predictability of Weather and Climate group in the Physics Dept. at Oxford University. I graduated from the Climate Research Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego in March, 2012. My research interests are varied and are mainly focused on tropical dynamics, data assimilation and geophysical fluid dynamics.
The thesis research was mainly done with the advice of Prof. Art Miller and Prof. Bruce Cornuelle. The main focus of the thesis was in gaining a better understanding of the Madden-Jullian Oscillations and its teleconnections using a global climate model called the Community Earth System Model (CESM). This work is in collaboration with Prof. Raghu Murtugudde, Dr. Markus Jochum and Dr. Hyodae Seo. Another primary focus of the thesis was on assimilating ship cruise and satellite observed data into a regional eddy-permitting ocean model of the South East Pacific to better understand mesoscale ocean processes in this region. I am also studying nonlinear data assimilation techniques to improve upon the Ensemble Kalman Filter and Adjoint based methods in data assimilation into nonlinear models. I work with and gain advice from Prof. Ibrahim Hoteit for this research.