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Vassili Kitsios is a research scientist in the Climate Science Centre at CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere (O&A). He is currently undertaking research and development on the data assimilation and ensemble forecasting components of the Climate Analysis and Forecast Ensemble (CAFE) system. He is also leading the parameter estimation effort within the group focussed toward improving the underlying climate model in a multi-year forecasting context. Additionally he has initiated new collaborative ties with the health and finance communities to quantify the influence of climate variability and change on socio-economic indicators, in order to better assess climate risk.

Prior to joining the decadal climate forecasting project Vassili undertook post-doctoral research with the CSIRO O&A and then 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, mathematical finance and machine learning.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2010

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