DART Scientist Moha Gharamti Named to BizWest 40 Under Forty

NCAR Scientist Moha Gharamti, PhD, was recognized as one of the 40 Under Forty young professionals who are shaping the future of Boulder by BizWest Magazine.

Dr. Gharamti is a scientist in NCAR’s Data Assimilation Research Section where he develops novel data assimilation algorithms for the Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART).

Data assimilation is the process of synthesizing real-world observational data into computational models in order to estimate the state of a physical system and improve the skill of the model forecasts.

His research has led to the creation of state-of-the-art algorithms for adaptive inflation and randomized dormant ensemble filtering that enhance the ability of data assimilation systems to function in the presence of model errors. These algorithms have been implemented in DART and are publically available for the geoscience community to use.

Dr. Gharamti instructs at the graduate level both domestically at the University of Colorado at Boulder and abroad at the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center in Bergen, Norway.

He also mentors undergraduate and graduate student researchers as part of the Computational and Information Systems Lab (CISL) Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science program. Over the last two years he has directed student projects in the fields of epidemiology and marine biogeochemistry that involved students from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Cornell University.

The students implemented data assimilation capabilities for the Susceptible Exposed Infectious Removed (SEIR) epidemiological model and the Marine Biogeochemistry Library and their projects improved our understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and the complexities of marine ecosystems.

Dr. Gharamti completed his PhD at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia under the supervision of Professor Ibrahim Hoteit. With researchers at KAUST and Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, Dr. Gharamti also developed an ecosystem assessment and forecast system to monitor the health of the Red Sea.

Moha Gharamti honored at the BizWest 40 Under Forty reception at Grace Place in Berthoud, Colorado on September 27, 2023.