Scientific Computing with Python
Austin, Texas • July 6-12
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Kristen M. Thyng

I'm a postdoc at Texas A&M University in Oceanography doing numerical modeling of the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf to understand the physics underlying the transport of materials (like oil) in the area. I got my PhD at the University of Washington in Mechanical Engineering modeling part of the Puget Sound for tidal turbine siting.

I used MatLab for analysis and visualization in my PhD but finally had the opportunity to switch to Python in my postdoc and use it exclusively now. Outside of the specific research areas I am working in, I am really interested in visualization/design, and learning better approaches to my work for reproducibility and open science.


TracPy: Wrapping the FORTRAN Lagrangian trajectory model TRACMASS

Thursday 10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m. in Room 203

Perceptions of Matplotlib colormaps

Thursday 4 p.m.–4:15 p.m. in Room 204