2019-2021 Fellows

Maria Hernandez Limon - Geophysical Sciences

 I am currently working on the crop yields project to explore how well statistical models predict changes in crop yields.

I like spending time by the lake and collecting cool rocks!

Harshil Sahai - Economics

As a part of the DSEER program, I am working with a team to understand how statistical models predict the future climate impacts on agricultural yields, and how we can test the efficacy of these popular methods. Outside of this, I work on a variety of topics on the economics of the environment and education policy, focused on developing countries.

I’m originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, and enjoy hiking and road biking whenever I get a chance.

Yuqi Song - Public Policy

I am a 3rd year PhD student of Harris with research interest in the field of energy/environmental economics, currently working on projects studying the behavior responses and socioeconomic impacts of weather forecasts and disaster alarms in China, the changes of jet-stream dynamics under climate change and the development of the Chinese energy system.

I am from Guangzhou, China, a city that never snows, so I actually have been enjoying the frozen snowy Chicago winter over the past six years.


Haynes Stephen - Geophysical Sciences

My research focuses on understanding how climate conditions influence crop production around the world and assessing the future of global food security.

In my spare time I like to do other stuff.

2018-2020 Fellows

Jim Franke - Geophysical Sciences

My research broadly focuses on the impacts of climate change on the global food system. I use a variety of global simulations and quantitative methods to better understand how crop production may be challenged by a changing climate.

I like to cook and run in my free time. 

Takuya Kurihana - Computer Science

 My research project (“Clouds” project) aligns interdisciplinary science fields across Computer science and Climate/Weather science to develop data-driven operational cloud classification tools enabling us to find new cloud patterns from meteorological satellite “Big Data”.

I like being active outside (running, surfing, soccer) and traveling to other countries and finding cozy cafés in Chicago.

Ziwei Wang - Geophysical Sciences

My research interest falls into understanding the future projection of convective extreme events and their societal impacts.

I came from Qinhuangdao, Hebei, China. I watch soccer sometimes (Hala Madrid) as a hobby.