JSIP Committee

Hui Su
Chair

Dr. Su is a principal scientist in the Earth Science Section of Jet Propulsion Laboratory and an Assistant Director of JIFRESSE. Her research interest is primarily in climate dynamics and convective processes. She is a member of NASA Aura and NEWS science teams and the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator for a number of NASA funded projects. She is an Editor of Geophysical Research Letters.

Rachel Storer
Co-Chair

Dr. Rachel Storer is an assistant researcher with JIFRESSE, located at JPL. She received a PhD in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University in 2012. Her research interests center on questions about deep convective clouds, including dynamics, microphysics, and interaction with the environment. She also works to understand how we can better observe and model clouds in the future.

Bin Guan
Committee Member

Dr. Bin Guan is a UCLA Project Scientist affiliated with JPL. With a background in atmospheric and oceanic science, his research centers around high-impact weather and climate events and their interdisciplinary implications. He is currently serving on the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Committee on Climate Variability and Change, and the drafting committee for updating the AMS Statement on Weather Analysis and Forecasting.

Hanii Takahashi
Committee Member

Dr. Hanii Takahashi is an assistant researcher with UCLA, located at JPL and affiliated with the Aerosol and Cloud Science group. She obtained a Doctoral Degree in Earth and Environmental Science at CUNY, in 2013. Her primary research interest is convective dynamics in tropical deep convective clouds and warm rain formation processes in low liquid clouds. She is also interested in the study of evolution in clouds and precipitation.

Zhao-Cheng Zeng
Committee Member

Dr. Zhao-Cheng Zeng is an Assistant Researcher at JIFRESSE of UCLA. Before joining UCLA, he was a postdoc researcher at Caltech and received his Ph.D. degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests relate to the development of theories and algorithms in two fundamental areas of remote sensing: radiative transfer and inverse modeling/retrieval.

Yizhou Zhuang
Committee Member

Dr. Yizhou Zhuang is a postdoctoral researcher with UCLA. He received a Ph.D. degree in Meteorology from Peking University in 2019. His main research interest is drought and fire weather over the western US and how much they are related to circulation changes and anthropogenic warming. He is also interested in the study of convection and machine learning applications.