Tiffany Shaw, assistant professor of applied mathematics, has been awarded a Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, a prestigious honor given to a group of the most promising and innovative researchers who are at the beginning stages of their careers. Shaw, who has a joint appointment in Columbia’s Department of Earth and Environmental Science, is one of 16 fellows named who will each receive an unrestricted grant of $875,000, distributed over five years.
Shaw studies the fluid dynamics of Earth’s weather and climate, using a combination of theory, observations, and numerical models. Her research focuses on understanding how moisture is transported and how it interacts with large-scale flow patterns, such as the summer monsoon, and the impact of climate change.
“Receiving the Packard Fellowship is truly a great honor,” says Shaw. “I am very grateful to the Packard Foundation for their support. [This] will provide me with a unique opportunity to pursue big and bold ideas that I might not otherwise pursue.” Read more...