Lloyd A. Treinish works on environmental sciences problems, helping to lead IBM's research and development in these areas. He is an IBM Distinguished Engineer at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. He is the pioneer of scientifically-based services for environmentally-sensitive business operations, including issues related to weather, water, energy, climate and sustainability, which are among his areas of research. He started the "Deep Thunder" project, which enabled the practical use of advanced modelling for weather-sensitive decision making, and became IBM's weather forecasting model. He also works on scientific visualization and data models, where his earlier work established standards in the community. He joined IBM Research in 1990 after doing related work for over twelve years at NASA. He received an SB and SM in physics, and an SB in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978. He has authored over 70 scientific papers. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), ACM Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics (as a Computer Graphics Pioneer), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, and the IBM Academy of Technology. He has won several awards from IBM and NASA for his contributions.
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