Bradley Hegyi

Graduate Student

Brad is currently a PhD student under the direction of his graduate advisor, Dr. Yi Deng. His research interests include middle- and high-latitude large-scale dynamics and synoptic meteorology, along with the interactions between these two different size scales of weather. He received the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) in 2010. This award supports his current research at Georgia Tech, which involves exploring the dynamical pathways that connect tropical eastern and central Pacific SST variability with variability in the Arctic region. Preliminary results from the exploration of this topic have been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Brad graduated with distinction from Purdue University in 2009, with Bachelor of Science degree in synoptic meteorology and a minor in economics. While at Purdue, he worked with Dr. Wen-Wen Tung on a statistical analysis of hurricane best track data. He also participated in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma in the summer of 2008 (Details: www.caps.ou.edu/reu/reu08).   Brad is also active in the local Metro Atlanta American Meteorological Society chapter, and a participant in the WxChallenge, a national collegiate forecasting competition.