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2020 NOAA ENVIRONMENTAL DATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
Data to Decisions: Putting NOAA Data to Work 
Virtual workshop  August 17-21, 2020
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Jamese Sims

NWS/OSTI
Senior Science Advisor for Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Jamese Sims is the Acting Director of the NWS OSTI Modeling Programs Division. The
Science and Technology Integration (STI) Modeling Program Team is responsible for supporting
a variety of NWS modeling and research initiatives to improve weather forecasts. Dr. Sims
oversees research projects to accelerate and advance the development of new models, and foster
collaboration among NOAA research scientists, federal labs, operational forecasters and the
academic community. Examples of programs managed by this program division include efforts
to improve guidance for hurricane track, intensity, and storm surge forecasts; develop an end-to-
end air quality forecast capability; advance research to extend forecast skill beyond 8-10 days;
and implement a weather-scale, fully-coupled numerical weather prediction system.
(https://www.weather.gov/sti/stimodeling)

Dr. Sims is also the Senior Science Advisor for Artificial Intelligence in the NOAA National
Weather Service Office of Science and Technology Integration. In this role, Dr. Sims is
strategically establishing the NWS AI portfolio to provide guidance on AI research, development
and applications. This guidance accelerates innovation leading to transformative improvements
to the NWS suite of numerical weather prediction models and forecaster products and services
that save lives and property before, during, and after severe weather. In 2020, Dr. Sims
established and chairs the NOAA Science and Technology Synergy Committee to coordinate
planning and prioritization of NOAA’s emerging science and technology focus areas including:
Artificial Intelligence, ‘Omics (Genomics), Uncrewed (Autonomous) Systems, Cloud
Computing, Data, and Citizen Science. This committee has charted a course allowing NOAA to
achieve dramatic improvements in performance and efficiency across every mission area.
Additionally, Dr. Sims is the co-chair of the NOAA Diversity and Professional Advancement
Working Group (DPAWG), a NOAA-wide group that focuses on the recruitment, retention and
advancement of underrepresented groups within the NOAA workforce.

Jamese received her B.S. in Meteorology from Jackson State University and her Ph.D. in
Atmospheric Sciences from Howard University. Jamese is a member of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc. She enjoys spending time with her son, family, and friends, as well as
powerlifting, and mentoring college students and early career professionals.
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