Dr. Scott Kulp serves as principal computational scientist, and his research interests include the impacts of sea level rise on coastal communities. He is also focused on the development of Climate Central's Surging Seas 2.0 Analysis System and Risk Finder web toolkit. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University for his work on the topic of cardiac blood flow simulations. He also holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Ursinus College.
Previously, Dr. Kulp has worked for the U.S. Department of Defense on several research projects, such as the simulation of iris tissue deformation for the purposes of biometric recognition, GPU-accelerated neural networks, and topic identification of conversational telephone speech. He can also conversationally speak and read Mandarin Chinese, having been studying the language for over three years.
Clark PU, Shakun JD, Marcott SA, Mix AC, Eby M, Kulp S, Levermann A, Milne GA, Pfister PL, Santer BD, Schrag DP, Solomon S, Stocker TF, Strauss BH, Weaver AJ, Winkelmann R, Archer D, Bard E, Goldner A, Lambeck K, Pierrehumbert RT, Plattner GK (2016). Consequences of twenty-first century policy for multi-millenial climate and sea-level change. Nature Climate Change.
Kulp S and Strauss BH (2016) Global DEM Errors Underpredict Coastal Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise and Flooding. Frontiers in Earth Science.
Strauss BH, Kulp S, Levermann A (2015) Carbon choices determine US cities committed to futures below sea level. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.