March 12, 2021

The newly formed NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography (AI2ES) is an NSF funded AI Institute that brings together universities, government, and private industry to develop trustworthy AI for environmental science. AI2ES will uniquely benefit humanity by developing novel, physically based AI techniques that are demonstrated to be trustworthy, and will directly improve prediction, understanding, and communication of high-impact environmental hazards.  

We are hiring a graduate research assistant (GRA) with expertise in perception and communication research, preferably risk communication, judgment and decision making, and related social and behavioral sciences. Ideally, the student will also be familiar with machine learning techniques and have an interest in environmental sciences, preferably atmospheric, climate, or ocean science. This GRA will be located at the University of Washington in Seattle WA and will work with Dr. Ann Bostrom, a member of the leadership team of the institute and PI of the UW subcontract. The GRA will also work closely with other institute personnel at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and across AI2ES.

Position Summary     

The GRA will be a key part of a team that is developing trustworthy AI for environmental science applications. The GRA will work with interdisciplinary collaborators across the institute, including at NOAA, IBM, and Google. This is an exciting position that will allow the GRA to work at the forefront of the development of trustworthy AI for a variety of environmental science applications, with a focus on weather and coastal hazards.

This position is part of a large multi-institutional institute and there will be graduate students and postdocs located throughout the partner institutions. The University of Oklahoma is the lead and the partners include Colorado State University, the University at Albany, the University of Washington, North Carolina State University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Del Mar College (Corpus Christi), the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Google, IBM, NVIDIA, Disaster Tech, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.