William Hsieh
The University of British Columbia  
Department of Earth & Ocean Sciences 
6339 Stores Road   
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z4 
Tel:  (604) 822-6088 
Fax: (604) 822-2821

William Hsieh is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences and the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Chair of the Atmospheric Science Programme at UBC. He has focused on the development and application of artificial intelligence methods in climate research for over a decade and he and his group have shown that neural networks offer a nonlinear generalization of the current multivariate data analysis methods (e.g. principal component analysis, canonical correlation analysis and singular spectrum analysis) and his codes, downloadable from the web, have registered users from over 60 countries. Using neural networks, his group has produced operational ENSO forecasts and has discovered nonlinear teleconnections from the ENSO and from the Arctic Oscillation. He serves on the American Meteorological Society’s Committee on Artificial Intelligence applications to Environmental Science.

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