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AI and Weather Expert Amy McGovern

To Keynote RMACC’s HPC Symposium

     BOULDER, CO – Dr. Amy McGovern, the Lloyd G. and Joyce Austin Presidential Professor in the School of Computer Science and School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, will be the second day Keynote Speaker for the 11th annual Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s (RMACC) High Performance Computing Symposium, May 19-20.

Dr. McGovern, an NSF CAREER award winner whose research focuses on developing novel spatiotemporal data mining method for real-world applications, particularly focusing on severe weather.  Also Director of the NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography, she will speak on the topic:  “How HPC enables us to build trustworthy AI for high-impact weather.“  

McGovern serves as Editor of the American Meteorological Society’s  (AMS) journal Weather and Forecasting and Associate Editor of Monthly Weather Review, both since 2019.  She is Vice-Chair of the AMS committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its Applications to Environmental Science.  And she serves as Co-Editor of AI Matters, a quarterly newsletter of the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group in Artificial Intelligence (SIGAI) that features ideas and announcements of interest to the AI community.

Her Keynote will open the Thursday, May 20, schedule at the virtually presented Symposium.  McGovern joins Duke University’s Dr. Amanda Randles to Keynote the event – which includes a full slate of tutorial sessions and panel discussions.  Thanks to generous sponsor support, the Symposium will be offered free to all.  Registration opens on (Date and registration info. here).

Primarily a volunteer organization, the RMACC is a collaboration among 31 academic and research institutions located in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  To learn more about the RMACC and its mission, visit the website: www.rmacc.org/