CW3E Welcomes Peter Yao

April 27, 2020

Peter Yao joined CW3E as a Research Data Analyst in January 2020. Before joining Scripps he worked in several different fields, including robotics, software development, and automotives. He earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2015, and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2017. At U-M, his Masters research involved developing a numerical model of the pressure distribution within an engine cylinder during stochastic pre-ignition. After graduating he worked as an engineer at General Motors, where he designed clutch control algorithms for automatic transmissions.

Peter made the leap to climate science when he joined the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences & Assessments Center (GLISA) as a Research Associate in 2019. He supported the group’s efforts to build climate resilience in the Great Lakes region by helping develop many of the observational and modeling datasets used in their work. At CW3E he will help the center maintain robust observational datasets and support numerical weather prediction model validation efforts. He is very excited for the opportunity to continue growing both his computing skills and climate science knowledge.