On the 15th Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) Annual Meeting, 03-08 June 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii, professor Lili Lei of the School of the Atmospheric Sciences was awarded the Kamide Lecture Award.
AOGS was established in 2003 to promote geosciences and its applications for the benefit of humanity, especially in Asia and Oceania and with an overarching approach to global issues. The Atmospheric Sciences (AS) is one of the eight sections of AOGS. In each AOGS section every year, one Distinguished Lecture shall be delivered by an early career researcher under the title Kamide Lecture. The award is named the 'Kamide Lecture Award' in honor of Professor Yohsuke Kamide, one of three major founders of AOGS. To award her contribution in data assimilation and its application for earth systems, Professor Lili Lei was nominated by the Atmospheric Sciences section for the Kamide Lecture Award.
Professor Lili Lei received her B.S. degree and M.S. degree from the school of Atmospheric Sciences of Nanjing University, and Ph.D. degree from the Department of Meteorology of the Pennsylvania State University. She joined the Advance Study Program for her Postdoc at the National Center of Atmospheric Sciences. After her postdoc, she became a research scientist at the Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). At early 2016, she joined the School of Atmospheric Sciences of Nanjing University as a professor, awarded by Dengfeng Scholar Program B of Nanjing University and Jiangsu specially-appointed Professor. Professor Lili Lei has dedicated to data assimilation and its applications in earth systems and the atmospheric predictability.
On the 15th Annual Meeting AOGS, Professor Lili Lei received the Kamide Lecture Award and presented Vertical Localization for EnKF Radiance Assimilation.