Prof. Roger Varney received his PhD, MS, and BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University in 2012. In graduate school he was a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) fellowship from the Geosciences Aeronomy program. After his PhD he was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research supported by a NASA Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Visiting Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College, and a Research Engineer at SRI International before joining the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Faculty at UCLA in 2022.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Robert Albarran received his PhD and MS in engineering physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and his BS in astronomy from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. His research specializes in large-scale kinetic modeling of ionospheric outflow and auroral magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling. His research interests also include spacecraft-plasma interactions and high performance computing applied to space physics research.