Principal Investigator

Ibrahim Hoteit PhD

Professor, Earth Science and Engineering

Data assimilation, Uncertainty quantification, Inverse Problems, Ocean modeling

Research Scientist

Boujemaa Ait El Fquih, PhD

Research Scientist

Data assimilation, Inverse Problems, Bayesian inference, Sequential Bayesian algorithms

Fengchao Yao, PhD

Current: Associate Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China

Physical oceanography, Ocean modeling

Hari Prasad Dasari, PhD

Research Scientist

Atmospheric modeling, Atmospheric dynamics, Air pollution dispersion, Renewable energy

Peng Zhan, PhD

Research Scientist

Physical oceanography, Data assimilation

Sabique Langodan, PhD

Research Scientist

Ocean waves, Coastal processes, Climate

Shehzad Afzal, PhD

Research Scientist

Visual analytics, Information visualization, Data-driven decision making

Sivareddy Sanikommu, PhD

Research Scientist

Data assimilation, Ocean modeling, Ocean forecasting

Yanhui Zhang, PhD

Research Scientist

Reservoir simulation, Optimization, Uncertainty quantification, History matching

Postdoctoral Fellow

Aditya Kartadikaria

​Current: Faculty at Bandung Institute of Technology

Data assimilation

Ahmed EL-Sheikh

Current: Faculty at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland

Data assimilation

Bo Liu

Current: Research Engineer at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, KSA

Estimation Theory, Control theory

Daquan Guo

Postdoctoral Fellow

Physical oceanography

Dionysios Raitsos

Current: Faculty, Athens, Greece

Marine microbiology, Climate Change Effect on Biology, Marine ecology

Ihab Sraj

​Current: Research Scientist at Duke, USA

Data assimilation

Jieshuo Xie

​Current: Faculty at Chinese Academy

Data assimilation

Mohamad Hittawe, PhD

Machine learning, Big data, Artificial Intelligence

Rabih Ghostine

Current: Faculty at Kuwait University

Flood Modeling, PDEs, Numerical methods

Raju Attada, PhD

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, India

Climate modelling, Climate variability and change, Monsoon dynamics, Data assimilation

Raju Pathak

Postdoctoral Fellow

Uncertainty quantification, Climate, Monsoon dynamics

Rama Krishna Karumuri, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling, Aerosols

Ravi Kumar

​Current: Faculty at IIT-Delhi, India

Data assimilation

Sarah Zedler

Current: Postdoc at UT Austin, USA

Physical oceanography, Ocean modeling, Inverse Problems

Sumit Dandapat

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ocean modeling, Physical oceanography

Thang Luong, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Atmospheric modeling, Atmospheric physics, Extreme value statistics, Machine learning

Thomas Amler

Current: Faculty at Leiden, Holland

PDEs, Inverse Problems, Seismic imaging, Fluid mechanics

Umer Altaf

Current: Research Scientist at TU Delft, Netherlands​​

Inverse Problems, Order Reduction

Xiaodong Luo

Current: Senior Scientist at
Incorporated Research Institutions for
Seismology (IRIS), Norway​

Data assimilation, History matching, Inverse Problems

Yesubabu Viswanadhapalli

Current: Senior Scientist at NCAL, India

Atmospheric modeling

PhD Student

Abdulilah Alduwais

PhD Student

Adil Siripatana

Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Ocean modeling, Data assimilation, Uncertainty quantification

Ali Aldawood

Current: Geophysist at ARAMCO, KSA

Seismic imaging, Inverse Problems

Denis Dreano

Current: J. Manager at Suisse-Re, SW

Data assimilation, Statistical modeling, Extreme events, Red sea chlorophyll

Elamurugu Rajadurai Pandian

PhD Student

Remote sensing, Harmful algal blooms, Coral reef bleaching

Elissar Al Aawar

PhD Student

Atmospheric modeling, Inverse Problems, Bayesian inference, Uncertainty quantification, Renewable energy

Furrukh Sana

Current: Postdoc at Harvard Medical School

Bayesian estimation, Compressive sensing

George Krokos

PhD Student

Physical oceanography

Jingyi Ma

PhD Student

Ocean modeling, Physical oceanography, Internal tide

John Gittings

PhD Student

Biological oceanography, Ocean colour remote sensing, Phytoplankton phenology, Marine ecology

Klemens Katterbauer

Earth Science and Engineering

History matching, 4D seismic, EM

Lily Genevier

PhD Student

Marine ecology, Fisheries, Marine heatwaves, Global change biology

Marianthi Pateraki

PhD Student

Physical oceanography, Ocean colour remote sensing, Ecosystem modeling

Matteo Giuseppe Ziliani

PhD Student

Environment modeling, Agricultural monitoring, Remote sensing, Crop forecasting

Mohamad E. Gharamti

Current: Scientist at NCAR, USA

Subsurface flow and transport modeling, Inverse Problems, Data assimilation

Mohammad Abed elRahman Hammoud

PhD Student

Ocean modeling, Uncertainty quantification, Statistical inference

Naila Raboudi

PhD Student

Data assimilation, Ensemble Kalman filtering (EnKF), Ocean forecasting

Nikolaos Papagiannopoulos

PhD Student

Biological oceanography, Ocean colour remote sensing, Phytoplankton phenology, Marine ecology

Panagiotis Vasou

PhD Student

Physical oceanography, Ocean modeling, Arabian Gulf

Samah El Mohtar

PhD Student

Oil spill modeling, Remote sensing, Data assimilation, Uncertainty quantification

Yixin Wang

PhD Student

Ecosystem modeling, Ocean circulation, Ecosystem functioning, Red Sea

Masters Student

Aurore Boutin

Current: Fugro OSAE, Bremen - Germany

Data assimilation

Eyas Alfaris

Current: King Abdulaziz City for
Science and Technology, Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia​​

Data assimilation

Fabio Ravanelli

Current: Petroleum Engineer at ARAMCO, KSA

History matching, Time-Lapse Data, Saturation Modeling

Lautaro Rayo

Current: Aramco, Saudi Arabia​

History matching

Sergey Charnyi

Current: PhD student at Clemson University, USA

Mathematical Sciences

Xing Yi

Current: PhD student in Ocean
Sciences at the University of Hamburg
- Germany

Physical oceanography, Ocean modeling

Zaid Sawlan

Current: PhD student at KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Data assimilation


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