Biography of Steefan Contractor

Steefan Contractor

PhD Student

University of New South Wales

Climate Change Research Centre

Supervisors: Professor Lisa AlexanderProfessor Steven Sherwood





Steefan started his PhD in January 2015. His research focuses on the development of high spatial and temporal resolution precipitation datasets. To do this he analyses the efficacy of various mathematical methods to grid in situ rainfall totals and aims to develop a new method capable of, among other aspects, preserving the extremes of precipitation. He is working with A/Prof Lisa Alexander, Dr. Markus Donat, and Dr. Nicholas Herold, all based at UNSW.

Previously, Steefan has completed a degree in Physics with honours at the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (UNSW) and worked as a research assistant at the School of Physics, University of Sydney and as a data scientist at a property analytics firm in Sydney.

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