ALBERT SEMTNER

ALBERT SEMTNER

Bert Semtner

Albert Semtner
Professor Department of Oceanography
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA

Albert (Bert) Semtner is Professor Emeritus at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is the longstanding Chair of the NCAR/CISL High Performance Computing Advisory Panel and also a member of the Climate Simulation Laboratory Allocation Panel. Recently, he was also on the Oversight and Transition Committees for the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center. He had previously been a member of the Committee for the Future of Supercomputing under the auspices of the National Academy of Engineering.

Following a BS from Caltech and a 1973 PhD from Princeton, Bert worked at UCLA and then at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) until 1986. He is a joint winner (along with Robert Chervin of NCAR) of a 1990 Performance Award from Cray Research Inc. and a winner (with Chervin) of the inaugural 1993 Leadership Award for Breakthrough Computational Science from Computerworld Magazine and the Smithsonian Institution. He was elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 1995. His scientific interests are in realistic prediction of the global ocean and climate, involving high-resolution ocean modeling on advanced computer architectures and (with Warren Washington of NCAR) coupled-model simulations of climate change and climate variability.