William Hsieh

University of British Columbia, Canada

William Hsieh obtained from the University of British Columbia his B.S. degree in combined honours mathematics and physics (1976), an M.S. in physics (1978), and a Ph.D. degree in oceanography and physics (1981). He did postdoctoral work at Cambridge University and at the University of New South Wales, before returning to the University of British Columbia, where he is now a Professor at the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences and at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, as well as the Chair of the Atmospheric Science Programme. He is best known for his pioneering work in developing and applying machine learning methods in environmental sciences. He has over 90 refereed publications covering areas of climate variability and prediction, neural network modeling, oceanography, atmospheric science, hydrology and agricultural science. His graduate-level book Machine Learning Methods in the Environmental Sciences (2009) was published by Cambridge University Press.

Biography Updated on 6 September 2009

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