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Jose Araya

Jose Araya

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Computational Research Specialist j.araya@cyi.ac.cy +357 22 397 563

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Jose Araya joined the Environmental Predictions Department (EDP) at the CARE-C Centre at the Cyprus Institute (CyI) in February 2020. His main duties are to support the activities of the EPD  in areas related to  climate change studies, in particular vector-borne diseases and climate impact studies. His main tasks at CyI are: collection, maintenance and management of various national, regional and international geophysical and environmental datasets, atmospheric climate/earth system model code development, installation and operation in High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments,collection, maintenance and management of various geophysical and environmental datasets, application of statistical analysis and other numerical methods for the study of variations of atmospheric and climate data, data science and visualisation techniques for the presentation and interpretation of scientific results. 

Previous to joining CyI, he completed his PhD in Engineering at ITMO University (Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation) in 2018. His academic background also includes bachelor and licentiate degrees in meteorology obtained at University of Costa Rica.  Previous to his PhD studies he worked as a meteorologist at the Costa Rican National Meteorological Institute, where he dealt with data network maintenance and quality control of meteorological observations. Additionally, he also worked as a lecturer at University of Costa Rica (delivering courses on general physics, meteorological instruments and observing systems). He has participated in a number of workshops and training at national and international levels in Asia, Europe and the Americas.