Matthias Morzfeld is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California Berkeley (2011) and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Mathematics Group (2011-2012) and UC Berkeley (2012-2015).
Matthias's research interests are in interdisciplinary mathematical/stochastic modeling, data assimilation, Monte Carlo sampling, and reduced order modeling. He creates new mathematics and computational tools and work towards their successful application across the Earth sciences. A main theme of his work is how sampling methods can function (or not) in high-dimensional spaces.