Campbell Watson, Ph.D.

Campbell Watson in the cold

Campbell is a numerical weather prediction scientist for The Weather Company/IBM Research, where he helps build new models in environmental monitoring and remediation. He also applies machine-learning algorithms to weather models to help build IBM’s next step in automated weather forecasting. Campbell holds a Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Melbourne (2013) and completed his postdoctoral research at Yale University (2013–2015).

For Science Sandbox @ New Lab, Campbell is installing weather stations at New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and at the Ace Hotel in New York City to augment data provided by national meteorological agencies and improve weather forecasts. Campbell is also working on his one-man show, tentatively titled “Storm in a LOGfile,” which interprets real-time weather simulations to impart the predictable and chaotic aspects of the atmosphere that surrounds us, and to explore the nature of simulation itself.

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