Matthias Tuma joined the WCRP Joint Planning Staff (JPS) as Junior Professional Officer (JPO) in May 2015. He is working on several aspects of data across WCRP activities, including data processing, analysis, accessibility and interoperability. He is further supporting JPS activities on the Grand Challenge on Near-Term Climate Prediction, the WCRP-FPA2 Polar Challenge, and other tasks.
Matthias is finalizing his PhD in Electrical Engineering on machine learning methods for classification of passive-acoustic geophysical data collected by the verification network for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. He holds a Diploma in Physics from the Ruhr-University Bochum and a Diploma for Graduates in International Relations from the University of London International Programmes.