Peter Neilley is Director of Weather Forecasting Sciences and Technologies for The Weather Company (TWC) division of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). He leads a team of scientists, engineers, and forecasters responsible for all weather content used and distributed by the company. Before joining TWC, Neilley was a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), pursuing research in mesoscale weather forecasting, terrain-induced turbulence, and applications of machine-learning.
Neilley holds a B.S. in meteorology from McGill Univeristy, and S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been active in community service including chair of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Weather Analysis and Forecasting committee, a member of the AMS Board on Data Stewardship, the AMS Committee on Open Environmental Information Services, the AMS Undergraduate Curricula Committee, and the AMS Fellows Committee. In addition, he was a long-term member of NOAA's Science Advisory Board's Environmental Information Services Working Group (EISWG), co-chair of the UCAR Community Advisory Committee for National Centers for Environmental Prediction (UCACN), member of the UCACN Modelling Advisory Committee (UMAC), member of the advisory boards for NCAR's Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology and Education and Outreach divisions, the NSF Observing Facility Assessment Panel and the AMS Forecast Improvement Group. He also serves(d) on the advisory boards for the University of Oklahoma College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, University of Lowell Department of Environmental, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, and the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Chemistry at Plymouth State University.
Neilley is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and an IBM Distinguished Engineer.