The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is launching a new fellowship program to foster collaboration with renowned international scientists. One of the first ECMWF Fellows is HITSter Prof. Tilmann Gneiting (CST). His research interests center on statistical methodology, probability theory, and forecasting.
“There has been a paradigm shift from deterministic to probabilistic forecasting,” Tilmann Gneiting says. “In weather forecasts, we no longer simply claim that it will rain tomorrow. Instead, we state how probable it is that it will rain tomorrow. While probabilistic forecasts might be inconvenient for decision-makers, as they take account of intrinsic uncertainties, they get closer to the truth and allow for better decisions. The fellowship program will foster ongoing collaboration between ECMWF and the Computational Statistics group at HITS in support of these developments.”
HITS, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, was established in 2010 by physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural, mathematical, and computer sciences. Major research directions include complex simulations across scales, making sense of data, and enabling science via computational research. Application areas range from molecular biology to astrophysics. An essential characteristic of the Institute is interdisciplinarity, implemented in numerous cross-group and cross-disciplinary projects. The base funding of HITS is provided by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.