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Robert DeMaria

Robert DeMaria

Research Associate II

Mailing Address:
Robert DeMaria
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Colorado State University
1375 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375
  • Office Location:
    CIRA Room 14
  • 970-491-8446
About Me:

Robert DeMaria received his BS in Computer Science from Colorado State University (2006). While a CSU student Robert worked as a student hourly at CIRA. During this time he was responsible for performing data processing jobs and miscellaneous programming support tasks. During the fall of 2006, he was the teaching assistant for the senior level computer graphics course at CSU. In 2007 he joined CIRA as a Research Associate I. In 2009 he became a Research Associate II.  He currently provides programming support on a wide variety of projects by writing/debugging data pipelines, writing shared code libraries, and applying machine learning algorithms to solve atmospheric science problems.  He is also an participant in the CIRA Software Engineering Group and provides training in Git, Python, and Continuous Integration to CIRA staff.

My Work/Projects:


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Robert DeMaria is providing programming support for a wide variety of projects. Primary programming languages include Java, Python, IDL and FORTRAN. Projects include the Joint Hurricane Testbed where algorithms are being transitioned to operations at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, research related to preparation for the next generation of geostationary environmental satellites and preparation of graphics for meteorological training and research publications. Recent accomplishments include performing code optimization that resulted in a 6x speed up of a new NHC hurricane wind probability product and assisting with the generation of a large database of simulated satellite imagery for the development of fire detection algorithms.