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Biography

Dr Vassili Kitsios is a research scientist in the Climate Science Centre at CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere (O&A). He currently undertakes research on data assimilation, parameter estimation and ensemble forecasting methods for improved multi-year climate forecasting. In an effort to better quantify climate induced risk, Dr Kitsios also leads an initiative to use these forecasts to provide insights on climate dependent socio-economic factors and financial markets.

Dr Kitsios previously undertook post-doctoral research with CSIRO O&A and the Monash University Laboratory for Turbulence Research in Aerospace and Combustion, on the numerical simulation and parameterisation of atmospheric, oceanic and boundary layer processes. His PhD was with the University of Melbourne and the Université de Poitiers on numerical simulation and model reduction of canonical turbulent flows. He has also held industrial positions in applied computational fluid dynamics, quantitative finance and machine learning.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2010

    Cotutelle PhD in Fluid Dynamics
    University of Melbourne & l'Université de Poitiers

  • 2002

    Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, First Class Honours
    The University of Western Australia

  • 2002

    Bachelor of Commerce, Finance and Strategic Management
    The University of Western Australia