Auroop R. Ganguly is a Professor at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and a joint appointee at the US DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA, where he is a Chief Scientist. He was the Chief Scientific Advisor and a co-founder of the climate analytics startup risQ, which has been recently acquired by a Fortune 500 company, and currently serves as an adviser to the Zeus AI, an ML-based satellite data driven weather forecasting startup. Prior to Northeastern, he has been employed at Oracle Corporation and the US DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Ganguly's research intersects climate extremes and infrastructural resilience, as well as data science, specifically, nonlinear dynamics and machine learning. Within data science, he is intrigued by the challenges of integrating physics with data-driven sciences, and by the Big and small data challenges in sciences and engineering. Ganguly has published in the geosciences, including in journals such as Nature and PNAS, in selective computer science conferences, where he and his students received best paper awards, and has published a book in Critical Infrastructure Resilience. Ganguly's former PhD students, postdocs, and mentees are or have been employed in federal agencies and government laboratories such as NASA and ORNL, internationally as faculty such as at the Indian Institutes of Technology, and in the private sector as key contibutors and as co-founders of startups. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, senior member of both ACM and IEEE, and a PhD from MIT. Over the course of his independent research career, he has brought in, either a PI or a Co-PI or as a key contributor, about $60M funding from multiple federal agencies.
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