Peter Paul Neilley, PhD

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Peter Paul Neilley
The Weather Channel Companies
300 Interstate North Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

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Peter Neilley, an active AMS Member, is Vice President of Global Forecasting Services for The Weather Company, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr Neilley is based in Andover, Massachusetts at WSI, a TWC company. As Vice President of The Weather Company's Global Forecasting Services group, Dr Neilley is responsible for both the development and operation of TWC's global forecasting operations. This includes the research and development of the next generation of forecasting technology and the management of operations at the forecasting centers in Atlanta, Georgia; Andover, Massachusetts; Birmingham, United Kingdom; and Dallas, Texas. He also contributes to various research and development initiatives at Enterprise Electronics Corporation, WSI's weather radar company. Before joining WSI Dr Neilley was a scientist at UCAR's National Center for Atmospheric Research, pursuing research and development interests in the fields of mesoscale weather forecasting, wind and turbulence forecasting, and automated weather forecasting using artificial intelligence techniques. Dr Neilley is also the principle scientist in the development and operation of an automated weather forecasting system based on various applications of statistical and fuzzy-logic theory. Before assuming responsibility for TWC's forecasting operations, Dr Neilley created and directed the forecasting research and development group at WSI whose accomplishments include the establishment of a numerical weather prediction group and the world's first operational implementation of the WRF model as part of WSI's RPM product line. Dr Neilley has a bachelor's degree in meteorology from McGill University, and master's and PhD degrees in meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While at McGill, he was named a University Scholar of Great Distinction. He was awarded the Jules Charney Memorial Scholarship at MIT. From 2006 to 2008 Dr Neilley was a member of the American Meteorological Society's Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting. He chaired the committee from 2008 to 2012. Currently, Dr Neilley is a member of the AMS Board on Data Stewardship, and the AMS Committee on Open Environmental Information Services. In addition, he is a member of NOAA's NWS Science Advisory Board Environmental Information Services Working Group and a member of the National Academy of Science's Transportation Research Board's Surface Transportation Weather Committee.

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