Mohan Ramamurthy selected as Unidata director
After a national search, atmospheric scientist Mohan Ramamurthy
has been selected as the new director of the Unidata Program Center within
UOP. Mohan, who will arrive in mid-January 2003, has had a long-time relationship
with Unidata, serving on its external Policy Committee and chairing its
Committee. He has also served on UCARs University Relations Committee
Mohan received his Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma
and did postdoc work at Florida State University. He will be leaving the
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he has been a professor
in the atmospheric sciences department since 1987.
Mohans interests include mesoscale processes, ensemble forecasting,
information technology, and interactive multimedia instruction and learning.
We are proud to have Mohan joining UCAR and look forward to many
years of strong leadership at Unidata, says UOP director Jack Fellows.
Outgoing Unidata director Dave Fulker now directs the central office
of the National Science Digital Library (see the October
2001 issue of SN Monthly).
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