November 05, 2013

Applied Math Career Lecture: (Cat)astrophe Modeling

The Applied Math Career Lecture series continues on November 5 with “(Cat)astrophe Modeling.” Scott Stransky of AIR will present the lecture and it will take place at 4:00 p.m. in Beatty Hall, Room 418.

Scott Stransky joined AIR in 2007 as a Research Analyst and currently holds the title of Senior Scientist in AIR’s Research and Modeling group. Recently, he took the lead in developing AIR’s tropical cyclone models for the Caribbean and Hawaii.

Stransky is also the model manager for the US & Canada’s severe thunderstorm models, and is working on the R&D of AIR’s next generation thunderstorm models. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science from MIT and an M.S. in Atmospheric Science from MIT. His Masters research involved numerical modeling of rotating fluids in the laboratory setting and extrapolating the results to real-world weather models. 

In general, Applied Math Career Lecture speakers discuss what they do, how they got there, how they use mathematics in their professions, and advice for students. Some speakers also provide job opportunities and guests are invited to bring their resumes.

All students, staff, faculty, and guests are invited.

Other lectures in the series can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bcptafrv0gyiwpb/careerlectureSeries.pdf.

More information on AIR can be found at http://www.air-worldwide.com.

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