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4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
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Dr. Elias C. Massoud
Postdoctoral Researcher

Joined the Regional Climate Modeling Evaluation System (RCMES) group to develop a National Climate Assessment (NCA) of the Western United States water cycle. Research questions that we are addressing pertain to droughts and floods, specifically trying to answer how do we get there and how do we get out, can we predict such events, and which models and data provide the necessary tools to properly forecast Seasonal to sub-seasonal (S2S) climate trends as well as project trends into the next century under a changing climate.

  • UC Los Angeles BS '11, MS '12; UC Irvine, PhD '17

    Research Interests
    • Climate Change
    • Modeling
    • Data Analysis
    • Predictions

    Professional Experience
    • Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, 2018-present
    • University of California, Irvine
      • Research and Teaching Assistant, 2013-2017
      • Instructor, 2014-2017

    Selected Awards
    • Graduate Student of the Year Award - UC Irvine Civil and Environmental Engineering Department 2017
    • Research grant by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR) 2015

    Selected Publications
    1. Massoud, E.C.., Huisman, J., Benincà, E., Dietze, M.C., Bouten, W. and Vrugt, J.A., 2018. Probing the limits of predictability: data assimilation of chaotic dynamics in complex food webs. Ecology letters, 21(1), pp.93-103.
    2. Ali, A.A., Xu, C., Rogers, A., Fisher, R.A., Wullschleger, S.D., Massoud, E.C., Vrugt, J.A., Muss, J.D., McDowell, N.G., Fisher, J.B. and Reich, P.B., 2016. A global scale mechanistic model of photosynthetic capacity (LUNA V1. 0).Geoscientific Model Development, 9(2), p. 587.

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