Distinguished Professor: Paul Roebber

He is regarded as one of the leading forecasting experts in the United States and the world.

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Dr. Paul Roebber is the founder and director of Innovative Weather and a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in the UWM Department of Mathematical Sciences. Roebber holds advanced degrees in meteorology and physical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and McGill University. He has edited and published extensively in the scientific research literature, with 72 papers and book chapters in print, and is a co-author of a book published in 2017 by MIT Press on expert forecasting (Minding the Weather). In support of this work, Roebber has won 39 grants from federal and state agencies, as well as the private sector and the government of Canada. He has directed 29 thesis students at the doctoral and master’s level since 1994.

Dr. Roebber has extensive experience in public and private weather forecasting, synoptic and mesoscale modeling, and data science. His research in synoptic and mesoscale meteorology has led to improvements in operational tools used by the National Weather Service, WE Energies, and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. In addition to his duties at UWM, he has been a Visiting Scientist at NOAA laboratories (Center for Weather Prediction Center, Climate Prediction Center, National Severe Storms Laboratory, Earth System Research Laboratory) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He is the recipient of multiple awards including the American Meteorological Society Editor’s Award, the MIT Club of Wisconsin Individual Tech Award, the UWM Research Foundation Senior Faculty Award, and the UWM Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award.