Lloyd A. Treinish

Chief Scientist, Deep Thunder, IBM Research

Lloyd A. Treinish leads the environmental science team in the Industry Solutions Department at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. He is the pioneer of scientifically based services for environmentally sensitive business operations, including issues related to weather, water, energy, climate and sustainability, which are critical to opportunities for the "Smarter Planet."

Treinish three decades of experience in earth, space and environmental sciences, and related computing, and observing and simulation systems at IBM and NASA He is globally recognized as being the "father" of "Deep Thunder," which has enabled the practical use of advanced modelling for weather-sensitive decision making.

He joined IBM Research in 1990 after doing related work for more than 12 years at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. as a senior computer scientist, where he led development teams, and designed and implemented advanced scientific data and information systems in the earth and space sciences, and did research in scientific data management and visualization, and space and atmospheric sciences. He has been issued four patents, has authored over 60 technical articles, and has presented extensively at external conferences.

Treinish earned three degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in 1978: a Master's Degree in Physics, a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Physics and a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences.

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