Riley Brady

PhD Student

  • DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellow



  • B.S., Marine Science (Physical Oceanography): University of South Carolina, 2016
  • Minor in German: Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg, 2014

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(Office) 303-735-5689

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Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems, climate model output analysis, physical oceanography, data visualization

Research Interests

My primary research interest is to apply general forecasting principles to Earth system science to make the most skillful decadal forecasts possible with the tools available to the scientific community today. In particular, I am interested in physical-biological interactions in the ocean-atmosphere system, such as within Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems. This line of work facilitates a multi-disciplinary approach, allowing me to combine my passions for computer science, mathematics, physics, biology, and Earth science. My end goal for any project is to use proper data visualization, typography, and communication to make my science accessible to anyone.


  • First Place in "Oceanography", Earth System & Space Science Poster Conference, 2016
  • Computational Science Graduate Fellow, Department of Energy, 2016
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, University of South Carolina, 2016
  • Outstanding Undergraduate in Marine Science, University of South Carolina, 2016
  • Outstanding Senior Award, University of South Carolina, 2016
  • Best Student Talk Award, Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference, 2015
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, United States Congress, 2015
  • Ernest F. Hollings Scholar, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2014
  • Outstanding Student Presentation Award, Ocean Sciences Meeting, 2014
  • McNair Scholar, University of South Carolina, 2012
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