Wenwen Kong, IoES post-doc.
Sam Baugh, Statistics PhD (2022). Now a NSF-funded post-doc in the CASCADE group at Berkeley Lab.
Kristen Fukunaga, Mathematics BS (2021). Now a masters student at UW Statistics.
Dhruv Chakraborty, Computational Mathematics BS (2021). Now a Product Scientist at Indeed.com.
Avery Robinson, Statistics BS (2021). Now at Silicon Valley Bank.
Stephanie Doe, Applied Mathematics BS (2021). Now a Data Scientist at MOBE.
Russell Horowitz, IoES Master's (2021). Now a Post-Masters Research Assistant at the Joint Global Change Research Institute.
Chris Reed, IoES BS (2020). Now a Data Analyst at wikiHow.
Pete Jourgensen, Computer Science Master's degree (2019). Now a Data Scientist at Deep 6 AI.
Prospective undergraduate students
At this time, I am not able to take on undergraduate students in the group. Please check back in later!
Prospective graduate students
If you are interested in joining the McKinnon group as a graduate student for the 2023-2024 academic year, please send me an email with your CV and a brief (1-2 paragraphs) statement of your research background and interests before early December. Please indicate in your email that you have read this information, as well as which department (see below) you are planning to apply to. I will be on maternity leave during admissions season, so this information will help me provide guidance to the admissions committee in advance. At this time, I am particularly interested in students with a primary focus on climate (rather than statistics), although am always open to any applicants with a particularly strong fit to the group.
In general, I can admit students through the Department of Statistics, the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Your experience doing research in my group will be the same regardless of which program you apply to; however, the course requirements and funding structures are different. Please explore the websites of the different programs to figure out what seems to meet your needs best, and get in touch with the academic administrators if you have further questions about the logistics and requirements of each program.
Note that I find it most equitable, efficient, and helpful to wait to chat by phone or zoom with prospective students until after applications have been submitted. If the application fee is an undue burden, please do get in touch with the relevant department about a waiver. This will not affect how your application is assessed.
Open post-doc position! 3+ years, $70k starting salary, considerable flexibility in research direction, funded by the Packard Foundation. Please see the full ad here, and apply via UCLA Recruit. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis (you can ignore the "final date" on the UCLA recruit ad), and the position is open until filled. Start date flexbile!
In addition, be in touch if you are interested in applying to a post-doctoral fellowship to work together. Some potential funding sources for post-docs are the NOAA Global Change post-doc, the various NSF post-docs, and the Schmidt Science Fellows.