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Katie Wilson

Research Scientist

During graduate school, Dr. Wilson designed and conducted experiments in the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed to examine the impact of rapidly-updating phased-array radar data on NWS forecastersí warning decision processes. While Dr. Wilsonís training was primarily in meteorology, she has studied and applied methods from psychology and human factors to answer research questions that are interdisciplinary in nature. For example, methods have included cognitive task analysis, confidence-based and workload assessments, eye-tracking, and focus groups. Currently, Dr. Wilson is working with the Warn-on-Forecast group at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory to test operational applications of the NSSL Experimental Warn-on-Forecast System for Ensembles (NEWS-e) from both research and operational meteorologistsí perspectives, while also evaluating its usability, strengths, and limitations. This research will contribute towards the development of a Warn-on-Forecast system prototype that is suitable for operations.

Education

2017, Ph.D. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma

2014, M.S. Meteorology, University of Oklahoma

2012, MMet in Meteorology, First Class Honors, University of Reading

Experience

November 2017-Present, Research Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK

August 2014-October 2017, Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK

August 2012-July 2014, M.S. Graduate Research Assistant, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK

June 2011-September 2011, Summer Intern, NPower, Swindon, United Kingdom

July 2009-September 2009, Summer Intern, Natural Environment Research Council, Swindon, United Kingdom

Research Team(s):

Testbeds, Assessment and Post-Processing