Forrest M Hoffman
Distinguished Computational Earth System Scientist and Group Leader, Computational Earth Sciences
Forrest M. Hoffman serves as Group Leader for the Computational Earth Sciences Group and as the Earth System Modeling (ESM) Theme Lead for the Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). As Laboratory Research Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded Reducing Uncertainties in Biogeochemical Interactions through Synthesis and Computation (RUBISCO) Science Focus Area (SFA), he directs and conducts Earth system research focused on global biogeochemistry, terrestrial ecosystem science, and hydrological research, employing advanced computational methods and high performance computing resources. Forrest also leads the DOE-funded Earth System Grid Federation 2 (ESGF2) project, which archives and distributes model output data from Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) simulations conducted by modeling centers all over the world. In addition, he develops and implements metrics for model evaluation, performs software engineering for Earth system models at scale on high performance computing architectures, and develops and applies methods for large scale data analytics and machine learning.
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