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.
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.