Gregory G. Garner

I am currently an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University.

I am a meteorologist/climate scientist/data scientist working with Dr. Robert Kopp on a comprehensive computational framework for projecting sea-level rise in a changing climate. Broadly, I’m interested in how people use tools and information to inform decisions. This has afforded me the opportunity to study a diverse range of topics including weather, climate change, atmospheric chemistry, air quality, robust decision making, sea-level rise, heatwaves, and more alongside experts in social sciences, statistics, economics, philosophy, mathematics, and engineering. I use state-of-the-art optimization tools, statistical methods, integrated assessment models, and data analysis to investigate complex problems across multiple disciplines. I emphasize the importance of science communication throughout my research by publishing with open-access (when available), performing science-outreach activities, and sharing the products of my work through web-based tools and code repositories.

Research keywords

Data Science, Sea-level Rise, Meteorology, Air Quality, Model Verification, Climate Change, Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Robust Decision Making, Multi-objective Optimization, Integrated Assessment, Social Welfare, Adaptation, Endogenous Learning, Direct Policy Search, Extreme Events