I will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Oceanography Department and the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa in January 2020. Both are part of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).

My Climate Dynamics research group will be working on various aspects of internal climate variability and forced changes in the past, present, and future. These range from regional to global scales, from the tropics to the poles. Our tools include statistical analysis of observations and paleo records as well as hierarchies of climate model simulations, ranging from very idealized low-order systems to state-of-the-art high-resolution coupled climate models and large ensemble projects. Furthermore, we are interested in the practical application of the insights gained from studying fundamental climate dynamics to seasonal forecasting and society.

Please contact me regarding potential opportunities to join the group as a student/postdoc.

From 2018-2019 I was an Assistant Project Leader at the IBS Center for Climate Physics (ICCP) and Research Professor at Pusan National University (PNU) in Busan, South Korea. At ICCP, I was leading the group "Tropical climate dynamics: past, present, future". During 2016-2018, I was a NOAA Climate & Global Change postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences department, hosted by Cecilia Bitz. I received my PhD in Meteorology in 2015, working with Fei-Fei Jin at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Atmospheric Sciences department.

Currently, I am a contributing author
in Working Group I of the upcoming IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) and a member of the upcoming CLIVAR research focus group "Tropical basin interaction" (starting in 2020).

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