Steefan started his PhD in January 2015. His research focuses on the investigation of changes in the spatial and temporal distribution of daily rainfall. He is also researching the sources of uncertainties in new and existing gridded datasets of daily precipitation and ways of minimising these uncertainties.
The effects of climate change are felt through changes in proxies such as precipitation, temperature, humidity, etc. Steefan is ultimately interested in novel statistical and numerical methods for characterising changes to these proxies. Outside his PhD, Steefan is interested in the utilization of quantum architecture and quantum algorithms in the fields of climate and data science.
Honours in Physics, 2012
ARC Centre of excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, The University of New South Wales
BSc (Adv.) in Physics, 2012
School of Physics, The University of New South Wales
Fri, Feb 10, 2017, Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society National Conference 2017
Wed, Nov 30, 2016, ARCCSS Annual Workshop 2016
Wed, May 25, 2016, Seminar at NCEI, NOAA
Mon, Aug 10, 2015, ARCCSS Extreme Precipitation Workshop 2015
Including Teaching Positions
Semester 1, 2017, The University of New South Wales
Course: CLIM3001 - Climate Systems Science
Class on Earth’s radiative balance
Aug 2013 – Nov 2014, The University of Sydney
Group: Condensed Matter Theory
Project: Investigation of multiferroic properties of Cobalt doped perovskite ferroelectrics
Ongoing since 2011, The University of New South Wales
Courses: PHYS1160 - Introduction to Astronomy GENS4015 - Brave New World (A course on the physics of science fiction)
Duties include running and marking discussion modules, marking essays and other assignments and explaining theory.
2011 – 2015, The University of New South Wales
Courses: All first year physics courses
Duties included explaining theoretical and experimental concepts, supervising classes of up to 80 students, marking practicals and student projects.