About Me

I am a data scientist who uses analytics and machine learning to drive innovation with applications in energy, the environment, transportation, and IoT. I implement a variety of machine learning techniques, spatio-temporal statistics, and numerical simulations to discover relationships in the underlying data and to build predictive models that can turn insight into actionable intelligence. I'm currently with the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, CO.

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Data Scientist

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2019 - present Golden, CO

Lead Data Scientist

2017 - 2018 Berlin, DE

Data Scientist/Engineer

Telekom Innovation Labs/TU Berlin
2015 - 2016 Berlin, DE

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

NC State University
2013 - 2015 Raleigh, NC

Research Assistant

Florida State University Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies
2006 - 2013 Tallahassee, FL

Lab Technician

Florida State University Ahlquist Lab
2003 - 2006 Tallahassee, FL

Research Assistant Intern

StormCenter Communications, Inc.
2003 Columbia, MD


Florida State University

PhD, Oceanography 2013
My dissertation work investigated the circulation of coastal ocean waters in the Northeast Gulf of Mexico. The work used an understanding of ocean physics to understand how the larvae of gag grouper could be transported from deep waters to shallow coastal waters. I used numerical modeling approaches with a high-performance computing system. My primary advisors for this work were Dr. Eric P. Chassignet and Dr. Steven L. Morey.

B.S., Meteorology (cum laude) 2007
B.S., Mathematics (cum laude) 2007


Project Supervisor

Internet of Services Lab
Technische Universität Berlin, Winter 2015/2016 and Summer 2016

Guest Lecturer (8 Lectures)

MEA642: Observational Methods and Data Analysis in Marine Physics
NC State University, Spring 2014

Guest Lecturer (1 Lecture)

OCE4017: Issues in Environmental Science
Florida State University, Spring 2013

Scientist in the Classroom

Stars Middle School Career Day
Tallahassee, FL, May 2012


Antarctic Research Facility Tour
Florida State University, July and December 2011


Young Scholars Program
Florida State University, Summer 2009

Guest Lecturer (1 Lecture)

OCE4017: Issues in Environmental Science
Florida State University, Fall 2008


Florida Sea Grant: Grads around the globe
Feature: http://www.flseagrant.org/studentwebmap/

ELTE Data Science & Engineering Department Inauguration
TU Berlin Report: http://www.snet.tu-berlin.de/...
Telekom Press Release: http://www.telekom.com/media/company/321718
ELTE Press Release: http://www.elte.hu/...
Hír TV (in Hungarian language, 09:15-11:58): http://aszt.inf.elte.hu/...

Shipwreck discovery off North Carolina coast
NC State Press Release: https://news.ncsu.edu/2015/07/shipwreck-2015/
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Florida State University featured student profile


Perr-Sauer, J., M. Optis, J.M. Fields, L. Williams, J.C.Y. Lee, A.C. Todd, C. Phillips, M. Lunacek, A. Craig, T. Kemper, S. Sheng, E. Simley, J. Meissner (2020): OpenOA: An Open-Source Codebase For Operational Analysis of Wind Farms. Journal of Open Source Software (in review). https://joss.theoj.org/

Berres, A. T. LaClair, C. Wang, H. Xu, S. Ravulaparthy, A.C. Todd, S. Tennille, and J. Sanyal (2020): Multi-Scale and Multi-Variate Transportation System Visualization for Shopping District Traffic and Regional Traffic. Transportation Research Board 2019 International Visualization Symposium.(accepted).

R. He, A.C. Todd, C. Lembke, T. Kellison, C. Taylor, and D. A. Mann (2018): Cross-shelf exchange associated with the Gulf Stream in the South Atlantic Bight: Direct observations using an autonomous underwater glider. Marine Technology Society Journal, 52(3), 19-27. https://doi.org/10.4031/MTSJ.52.3.5

D.M. McVeigh, D.B. Eggleston, A.C. Todd, C.M. Young, and R. He (2017): The influence of larval migration and dispersal depth on potential potential larval trajectories a deep-sea bivalve. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 127, 57-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2017.08.002

Johansen, C., A.C. Todd, and I. MacDonald (2017): Time series video analysis of bubble release processes at natural hydrocarbon seeps in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Petroleum Geology 82, 21-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.01.014

Todd, A.C., S.L. Morey, and E.P. Chassignet (2014): Circulation and cross-shelf transport in the Florida Big Bend. Journal of Marine Research 72, 446-475. https://doi.org/10.1357/002224014815540660

Todd, A.C. (2013): Circulation dynamics and larval transport mechanisms in the Florida Big Bend. Florida State University, PhD Dissertation, 90pp.