Ocean Dynamics | Coastal Modelling | Machine Learning

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Tongtong Xu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Physical Sciences Laboratory

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

University of Colorado Boulder


Email: tongtong.xu@noaa.gov

Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021

M.Sc., Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021

M.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015

M.Eng., Hydrology Engineering, Sun Yet-sen University, 2013

Research Interests
  • Ocean extremes: statistics and mechanisms of marine heatwaves

  • Ocean predictability: decadal to near-real time scale, global to coastal scale

  • Coastal circulation: coastal upwelling, tidal energy assessment, sediment transport

  • Statistical modeling: Linear Inverse Model, Gaussian Process Model, deep learning

  • Physical modeling: Regional Ocean Modeling System, Simulating WAves Nearshore

Experience

Research Scientist (2022-present)

  • NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory

  • CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder

Postdoctoral Fellow, NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory (2021-2022)

Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology (2015-2021)

Teaching Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • CS 7641 Machine Learning (Fall 2019, Spring 2020)

  • COE 2001 Statics (Fall 2016, Fall 2018)

  • MATH 3770 Statistics & Applications (Fall 2017)

  • CEE 4225 Coastal Engineering (Spring 2016, Spring 2017)

Review activity

  • Nature communications

  • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

  • npj climate and atmospheric science

  • Geophysical Research Letter

  • Journal of Climate

  • Journal of Geophysical Research