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CIRA Research Initiative Award
Recipients by year
2022
Ryan Lagerquist

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Ryan Lagerquist’s work is at the forefront of using new Machine Learning (ML)/Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods for meteorological applications and he contributed greatly to four different applications in less than two years at CIRA. Ryan works closely with researchers at both NOAA-GSL and CIRA Fort Collins, providing a strong connection between those two organizations. Ryan has become a leader in his field for his innovative ideas and cutting-edge research in machine learning, an area of significant importance in meteorology. For example, his work is bringing physics into machine learning to reach a practical result. In addition to his research and development, Ryan has published a number of papers, reviewed journal articles, and taught a number of courses and seminars. He is an excellent teacher and is sharing his expertise with his colleagues in CIRA and NOAA.

2018

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Bob Lipschutz for ingenuity, innovation, leadership, and persistence in pursuit of new technology and the objectives of CIRA and NOAA.

2018

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Jebb Stewart for team leadership/mentoring, implementation of innovative and creative technology, and achievements that resulted in substantial impact within the workplace and cutting edge research.CIRA Research Service Award.

2012
Haidao Lin

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Haidao Lin for his work on satellite temperature and moisture bias corrections in the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) Model.