Amy McGovern

Amy McGovern

Amy leads the NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography. Changes in weather patterns, oceans, sea level rise, and disaster risk amplify the need for accelerated AI research in the environmental sciences. AI2ES is a convergent, multi-sector NSF Trustworthy AI institute led by the University of Oklahoma that brings together researchers in AI, atmospheric science, ocean science, and risk communication. Amy‘s research focuses on developing and applying machine learning and data mining methods for real-world applications with a special interest in high-impact weather. Much of her current work focuses on weather analytics or physical data science, where Amy and her students are developing physics-based trustworthy AI methods as well as explainable AI.  Her team applies these methods to high-impact weather phenomena including tornadoes, hail, severe wind events, flooding, drought, and aircraft turbulence. To create a top science, technology, engineering, and mathmatics (STEM) workforce, we need a diverse and flexible workforce. Diversity will bring new ideas to the forefront and flexibility is required when technology changes rapidly. Amy developed K-12 outreach projects to excite students about STEM careers and also actively work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.   

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  • Organization
    University of Oklahoma
  • Profession
    Professor and Director of the Interaction, Discovery, Exploration, Adaptation Laboratory (IDEA)
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21 February 2024
17:00 - 18:15 CET Geneva | 12:00-13:15 EDT, New York | 00:00-01:15 CST, Beijing
Amy McGovern (University of Oklahoma), Duncan Watson-Parris (University of California San Diego)

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