MR David Hein-Griggs (nee Hein )
GIS & Scientific Software Specialist
07795616971 or 07711665717
Hatherly Building, University of Exeter, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4PS, UK
Office hours: Autumn term 2023: Mondays, 16:30-18:30 in Hatherly B12. This is the BSc Geography support session I oversee for all Physical Geography students (undergraduates and postgraduates). Wednesdays, 14:30-15:30 in Hatherly C6A (my office). Email me to arrange bespoke meetings. I will try to accommodate your schedules. I work evenings and weekends, so don't hesitate to ask me for assistance. I will always do my very best to help you!
Autumn term 2023:
Mondays, 16:30-18:30 in Hatherly B12. This is the BSc Geography support session I oversee for all Physical Geography students (undergraduates and postgraduates).
Wednesdays, 14:30-15:30 in Hatherly C6A (my office).
Email me to arrange bespoke meetings. I will try to accommodate your schedules.
I work evenings and weekends, so don't hesitate to ask me for assistance. I will always do my very best to help you!
I am the Geography Department's dedicated scientific software expert and IT helpdesk facilitator. I can assist with GIS enquiries (ESRI ArcGIS software as well as the open source QGIS software). I can help with all scientific software questions, including coding in Python and other programming languages, and I can facilitate other technical needs (procurement and installation of PCs and laptops, software licensing, virtual machines, and PC repair and fault diagnosis). My role is something like that of a lab technician ... when the laboratory is a computer.
My background is in scientific software engineering, with a special expertise in climate modelling and climate data analysis. I helped to design an easy to use regional climate model and taught researchers around the world how to utilize it for climate change impacts studies. I am a Linux enthusiast and expert in Unix shell scripting.
I’m originally from the state of Kansas in the United States. I moved to Europe in 1998, first to the Czech Republic where I worked as a secondary school teacher and then to England in 2001. I’ve lived in Exeter since 2003.
I love travelling and have visited over 100 countries. I also enjoy reading, running and journaling.
BSc Mathematics & Computer Science (University of Arkansas, USA), 1996
Postgraduate Certificate in Theological Studies (Columbia International University, USA), 1998
MSc Weather & Climate Modelling (University of Reading, UK), 2008
Secondary School Teacher, Gymnazium Na Zatlance, Prague, Czech Republic, Aug 1998 - Jun 2001
IT Helpdesk technician, Henley College, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, Oct 2001 - Apr 2002
Scientific Software Engineer at the Met Office, May 2002-July 2017
Postdoctoral Researcher, Exeter University, Aug 2017 - December 2017
GIS & Scientific Software Specialist, January 2018-
Broad research specialisms:
Scientific Software Engineering
Regional Climate Modelling
Scientific Data Analysis and Visualisation
Linux & Unix Shell Scripting
Website Design and Deployment
Scientific & Technical Support
PC Systems Design & Administration
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Climate Modelling and Climate Data Analysis