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Research Staff Member - IBM Research
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


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Professional Associations:  American Geophysical Union  |  American Meteorological Society

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More information:  The Jefferson Project  |  Personal Website


Campbell Watson is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research in Yorktown. He is part of an interdisciplinary team that is developing an experimental modeling platform for The Jefferson Project at Lake George. The platform enables the very high-resolution coupled-simulation of air, land and water processes. The Jefferson Project was awarded the 2017 IBM Chairman's Environmental Award by Ginny Rommety and an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award in 2016.

In 2017, Campbell was a Fellow of Science Sandbox @ New Lab, received a National Science Foundation grant with collaborators from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to study the effects of climate change on freshwater lakes in North America, produced and directed a short film for the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York, and wrote an article for Vice: Motherboard about surfing an artificial wave in the heart of Texas. In 2018, he has been producing and performing in a series of multimedia shows using weather data with artist Lee Tusman.

Campbell studied atmospheric mesoscale dynamics in Australia at The University of Melbourne and moved to the US in 2012 for a post-doctoral position at Yale University.