Three of the USMILE PIs are on the Global Highly Cited Researchers list compiled annually by Clarivate Analytics. The annual list identifies some 6,600 researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. The Highly Cited Researchers’ names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index. The list identifies the research institutions and countries where they are based.
Prof. Pierre Gentine and Prof. Veronika Eyring gave a talk on “Machine learning to improve climate models and projections” on November 17, 2021 as part of AI for Good. The talk is available here.
For his paper on “Constraining Uncertainty in Projected Gross Primary Production With Machine Learning”, Manuel Schlund, USMILE PhD student at DLR supervised by Veronika Eyring, is awarded the “Klima-Preis” of the Reinhard-Süring-Foundation. The recently published study is the first publication of the USMILE project and is co-authored by all USMILE PIs. The award is intended to recognize scientists for outstanding work in the field of climate research. This year’s focus is on the “Detection of climate change with observational data” and the “Projection of climate change in the 21st century”.
Prof. Veronika Eyring is awarded the Leibniz Prize 2021 (https://www.dfg.de/en/funded_projects/prizewinners/leibniz_prize/index.html) of the German Research Foundation (DFG). She is honoured in recognition of her achievements in the field of climate modelling. Those models are an important basis for understanding and projecting climate change.
Fernando Iglesias-Suarez, USMILE PostDoc at DLR supervised by Veronika Eyring and co-supervised by Gustau Camps-Valls from the University of Valencia, has been accepted for the ELLIS PostDoc Program (https://ellis.eu/phd-postdoc). The ELLIS Phd & PostDoc program supports excellent PhDs & PostDocs across Europe by giving them access to leading researchers through boot camps, summer schools and workshops of the ELLIS programs.
Prof. Markus Reichstein is awarded the Leibniz Prize 2020 (https://www.dfg.de/en/funded_projects/prizewinners/leibniz_prize/index.html) of the German Research Foundation (DFG). He is honoured for his scientific achievements in data-driven research on the interactions between climate and biosphere.