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MR David Hein-Griggs   (nee Hein )

MR David Hein-Griggs (nee Hein )

GIS & Scientific Software Specialist

 07795616971 or 07711665717

 Amory C249c

 

Amory Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ , UK

 Office hours:

Spring Term 2020:

Wednesdays 13:30-14:30 in Hatherly B12 (for Dissertation/GIS Support)
Thursdays 13:30-14:30 in Hatherly B12 (for Dissertation/GIS Support) except for week 3

Thursdays 11:00-12:00 in Amory C249c
 

Overview

I am the Geography Department's dedicated scientific software technician 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 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 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 90 countries. I also enjoy reading, running and journaling.

Qualifications

BSc Mathematics & Computer Science (University of Arkansas, USA)
MSc Weather & Climate Modelling (University of Reading, UK)

Career

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- 

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Research

Research interests

Broad research specialisms:

Scientific Software Engineering
Regional Climate Modelling
Scientific Data Analysis and Visualisation
Teaching
Linux & Unix Shell Scripting
Python programming
Fortran programming
Virtual machines
Website Design and Deployment
Scientific & Technical Support
PC Systems Design & Administration

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Gallo F, Daron J, Macadam I, Cinco T, Villafuerte M, Buonomo E, Tucker S, Hein-Griggs D, Jones RG (2019). High-resolution regional climate model projections of future tropical cyclone activity in the Philippines. International Journal of Climatology, 39(3), 1181-1194. Abstract.
Zhang L, Zhao Y, Hein-Griggs D, Barr L, Ciborowski JJH (2019). Projected extreme temperature and precipitation of the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin. Global and Planetary Change, 172, 325-335. Abstract.

Publications by year


2019

Gallo F, Daron J, Macadam I, Cinco T, Villafuerte M, Buonomo E, Tucker S, Hein-Griggs D, Jones RG (2019). High-resolution regional climate model projections of future tropical cyclone activity in the Philippines. International Journal of Climatology, 39(3), 1181-1194. Abstract.
Zhang L, Zhao Y, Hein-Griggs D, Barr L, Ciborowski JJH (2019). Projected extreme temperature and precipitation of the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin. Global and Planetary Change, 172, 325-335. Abstract.

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Teaching

Climate Modelling and Climate Data Analysis

Scientific Computing

Linux

 

Supervision / Group

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