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.
- The renowned and prestigious ‘Synergy Grant’ from the European Research Council will support the work of an interdisciplinary team to combine machine learning with physical models of the atmosphere and land surface.
- The goal is to improve climate models and the analysis and interpretation of Earth system data.
- Focus: Climate research, atmospheric research, artificial intelligence
USMILE host institutions:
German Aerospace Center. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security, and digitalisation is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. DLR is also responsible for the planning and implementation of Germany’s space activities on behalf of the federal government. DLR is also the umbrella organisation for one of Germany’s largest project management agencies.
Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry. The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, is part of the German Max Planck Society. Its mission is to investigate biogeochemical cycles (carbon, water, nutrients) from local to global scales with approaches including manipulation experiments, long-term observations and data- and theory-driven modelling approaches.
University of Valencia. The University of Valencia is a research and educational institution more than 500 years old, and one of the top universities for physics in Spain. The Image Processing Lab (IPL) is a multidisciplinary institute that gathers more than 60 faculty and researchers in Earth observation, image processing, vision science and machine learning. The lab has active collaborations with ESA, NASA and EUMETSAT for designing new sensor devices, measurement campaigns, and data-intensive processing chains. The IPL faculty educates the new generation of physicists, data scientists, remote sensing analysts, mathematicians and electrical engineers in various (under)graduate, master and doctoral programmes.
Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Columbia Engineering, based in New York City, is one of the top engineering schools in the U.S. and one of the oldest in the nation. Also known as The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School expands knowledge and advances technology through the pioneering research of its more than 220 faculty, while educating undergraduate and graduate students in a collaborative environment to become leaders informed by a firm foundation in engineering. The School’s faculty are at the centre of the University’s cross-disciplinary research, contributing to the Data Science Institute, Earth Institute, Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Precision Medicine Initiative, and the Columbia Nano Initiative. Guided by its strategic vision, ‘Columbia Engineering for Humanity’, the School aims to translate ideas into innovations that foster a sustainable, healthy, secure, connected, and creative humanity.
USMILE Press Releases by the four Institutions: