Christopher Eldred

  • Program Years: 2010-2014
  • Academic Institution: Colorado State University
  • Field of Study: Climate Modeling
  • Academic Advisor: David Randall
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2011)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State University, 2015
    B.S. Applied Computational Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009

Current Status

  • Status: Post-doc at LAGA, University of Paris 13
  • Research Area: Climate Modeling
  • Publications

    Carven A. Scott, V. J. Proton, J. Nelson, S. Baines, and C. Eldred
    Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) as a Foundation for a Systematic Methodology in GFE
    21st International Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
    Jan 2005

    Carven A. Scott, V. J. Proton, J. A. Nelson, R. Wise, S. T. Miller, and C. Eldred
    GFE - The Next Generation
    21st International Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology
    Jan. 2005

    Awards

    Dean's List High Honors- I had a semesterly QPA above a 3.75/4.00 for 7 the 8 semesters I was at Carnegie Mellon (Fall 2005-Fall 2008).

    Supercomputing 2008 Student Competition Winners- October 2008
    I helped lead the Carnegie Mellon team that won the Student Competition at Supercomputing 2008.

    Zollinger Outstanding Senior- February 2009
    This award is given to one senior in each of Sigma Phi Epsilon's 25 districts for scholastic and extra-curricular excellence in pursuit of the Balanced Man ideal.

    Phi Kappa Phi- May 2009
    Phi Beta Kappa- May 2009
    I am a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies.

    College Honors- May 2009
    I received Mellon College of Science honors at graduation for maintaining a 3.2 QPA and carrying out significant research that was presented at the Sigma Xi Research Poster competition at the undergraduate research symposium at Carnegie Mellon (Meeting of the Minds).

    University Honors- May 2009
    I received University Honors at graduation for maintaining an overall QPA above a 3.5/4.0.

    Passed the Atmospheric Science Qualifying Examination at the University of Utah with distinction, meaning that I could have moved directly into the PhD program without first completing a Master's degree.