I had a great time at the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and National Science Foundation (NSF) Joint Research Conference: Reckoning with the Risk of Catastrophe in Washington, D.C. last week. I presented some recent results from the second study of my dissertation on improving wind storm wind surface estimates through cokriging. Most importantly, I was able to meet and talk with many prominent researchers and people in private industry. The conference focused on multi-disciplinary collaboration so one of my committee members, Melanie Gall, and I discussed an idea concerning the general populations' understanding of the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale with two psychologists - one in Germany and one in California. The conference was very rewarding because of opportunities like this and it will be interesting to see where this research goes from here.
“You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” Yogi Berra