PhD – Visual Data Science and Machine Learning for Ensemble Weather Forecasting

University of Bergen, Norway
Closing date: 14 August 2022

There is an open position for a PhD student at the University of Bergen on visual data science and machine learning for ensemble weather forecasting.

The project focuses on understanding inherent uncertainties in weather prediction, where it is common to consult ensemble simulations. Extracting relevant information from such ensembles is challenging and depends on a successful condensation of the data. Especially when aiming at an interpretation of an entire ensemble in terms of domain-relevant features, such as cyclones, fronts, precipitation bands, etc., synthesising the data is very difficult and only possible on the basis of expert knowledge. It is expected that new visual data science methods from this project will significantly support the study of such rich ensembles.