Sen Chiao

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  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2003

Sen Chiao serves as the Director of the Center for Applied Atmospheric Research and Education (CAARE). CAARE is a NASA MUREP funded center established in 2015. The main research thrusts include: Urban heat island (UHI) and Climate Variability; Aerosol and its Impacts on Air Quality, Weather and Regional Climate; Wildfire Impacts on Air Quality; and Public Health linkages to Air Quality, Weather and Climate. Undergrad and grad students are involved in research activities.


NSF Awards Chiao and STEM Research Team $900K

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $900,798 grant to Sen Chiao, Ehsan Khatami, Kamran Turkoglu, Brooke S. Lustig and Aaron J. Romanowsky for the acquisition of a Hybrid CPU/GPU High Performance Computing and Storage system for STEM Research and Education. This project will support STEM research projects and teaching activities at San Jose Staté University. It will also increase SJSU’s capacity to conduct cutting-edge research in a fast, practical and reliable storage environment suited to computational and data-intensive applications. More than 200 SJSU students engaged in STEM related research activities and courses will benefit from the instrument. (Summer 2016)