Neelesh Rampal

Data Scientist


BSc, Applied Mathematics and Geophysics, University of Auckland

BSc (First Class Honours), Geophysics, University of Auckland

MSc (First Class Honours), Physics, University of Auckland


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Neelesh is a Data Scientist at NIWA. His research focuses on using techniques in artificial intelligence to increase the accuracy of weather forecasts and provide reliable climate change projections. He is currently leading an MBIE Endeavour Smart Ideas project: "Combining Physics and Artificial Intelligence—A hybrid model for actionable climate projections". Part of Neelesh's research is to use artificial intelligence to provide higher resolution and more accurate drought forecasts for New Zealand. Neelesh wants to use the most advanced techniques in artificial intelligence to enable better decision making for New Zealander's in the context of weather forecasting and climate change.