NCCS Intern Projects

Each Summer, the NCCS hosts several talented interns with backgrounds in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Machine Learning, Climate Modeling, Software Development, IT Security, and/or Communications. NCCS interns are tasked with challenges that solve computational problems while being mentored by key NCCS staff. Summer interns prepare and present a poster about their project at an intern poster session. Some NCCS interns have received awards for their work.

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2018 Intern Projects

Author: Carly Robbins

Abstract: This study examines the effect of Earth's rising temperature on the species distributions of Hirundo rustica (barn swalllow), Melzone crissalis (California towhee), and Piranga ludoviciana ( western...

Author: Jordan Carabolla-Vega

Abstract: Continuous Integration (CI) is a software development technique where developers integrate code into one or more shared repositories on a frequent basis. CI key principles reside in revision control, build...

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Author: Colton Weinman

Abstract: The purpose of this project was to re-design the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) website to provide a better user experience and solidify their brand identity. The goal was to create a brand that...

Author: Paulo Paz

Abstract: Cloud Computing has long been used to supplement on-premises resources. More recently Cloud Bursting has become a relatively new technology that is being made available to the High-Performance Computing...

Author: Thomas Favata

Abstract: Monsoonal variation effects many people across India, and a better way to predict the extent of this phenomena would greatly benefit the Indian people. Surface temperature has been used in most literature to...

Author: Chris Culver

Abstract: Recent investment from the private sector into quantum computing has led to several commercially available quantum computing devices. Among them the first publicly available quantum gate computer is the IBMQ....

Author: August Morin

Abstract: Over the last century, the Earth’s climate has changed drastically as the rate of carbon emissions has skyrocketed due to the burning of fossil fuels. Since 1959, the fraction of emissions that accumulates in...

Author: Donovan Murphy

Abstract: This project evaluates the use of machine learning to meet the challenges of scalability and continuity in carbon flux monitoring and prediction. Today, the measurement of terrestrial gas fluxes is limited in...

2017 Intern Posters

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Author: Sichen Zhong

Abstract: The emergence of deep learning techniques has seen an explosion of applications across numerous scientific disciplines. In recent years, climate science has adopted the use of convolutional neural networks to...

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Author: Mughilan Muthupari

Abstract: There are two problems that needed to be solved with this project. One is a big data problem in that we have a huge amount of temperature data that is difficult to handle. NASA has developed a new analytics...

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Author: Jordan A. Caraballo-Vega

Abstract: The deployment and maintenance of a High Performance Computing facility, such as the NASA Center for Climate Simulation, requires services able to monitor and report live results of hardware and software...

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Author: Georgios Roros

Abstract: The NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) needed a way to make its supercomputing capabilities more publicly known. To that end a kiosk was developed to be placed in Building 28’s atrium and used at...