PhD student position available working in Machine Learning for Coastal Environments.

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Amy McGovern

Oct 18, 2021, 1:49:04 PMOct 18
PhD student position available working in Machine Learning for Coastal Environments.
Description: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) seeks one Ph.D. graduate researcher with a prior degree in computer science, geospatial science, with some background in the environmental sciences. Additional experience in machine learning, physical science, or environmental science preferred. A master’s degree is preferred, however strong candidates with a BS will be considered. The student will join the research team of the NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography ( at the TAMU-CC Conrad Blucher Institute. The team has developed a deep learning model to predict coastal fog, FogNet ( The present model and its architecture were developed for a single location. The new student will investigate implementation of the model to other locations and different environmental settings while developing a broader set of predictors to include numerical weather predictions, satellite imagery and coastal measurements while gaining physical insights into the related coastal process using explainable AI (XAI). The candidate will work in close collaboration with other TAMU-CC PhD students and AI2ES partners at other universities, the local national weather service and the private sector. The student will need to be accepted to the TAMU-CC Geospatial Computer Science program or alternatively the TAMU-CC Coastal and Marine System Science program. The position comes with a monthly stipend, tuition and fees. Preferred start date is spring or summer 2022. To express interest or apply send your CV with an email sharing why you are interested in the position to Drs Scott King ( and Philippe Tissot (
Philippe E. Tissot, Ph.D.
Interim Director
Conrad Blucher Institute-NRC 2801
Associate Research Professor
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5799
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5799

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Dr. Amy McGovern
Lloyd G. and Joyce Austin Presidential Professor, School of Computer Science and School of Meteorology
Director, NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography
University of Oklahoma

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