Hydroclimatic Extremes, Impacts and Data Analytics (HEIDA)

Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan

Who we are

Clark Kaminsky

Master Student; Computer Science

My name is Clark Kaminsky, and I am a Master’s student studying Computer Science here at the University of Michigan. Before this, I graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2023 with degrees in both Environmental Science and Computer Science. A goal of mine has been to study the effects of climate change from a Computer Science-based perspective, and I am especially excited by the potential impacts of recent advances in machine learning and AI on the scientific community.

Abigail Dolunt

Undergraduate UROP Student

Hello! I'm an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan working towards a degree in the natural sciences field. I'm also pursuing my academic and career interests as an undergraduate research assistant for Ombadi Lab, and I have a strong passion for climate science and conservation.


Vicky Lin

Undergraduate UROP Student

I'm Vicky Lin, and I'm a sophomore majoring in computer science in the College of Literature, Science, and Arts at University of Michigan with an interest in artificial intelligence. I'm also passionate about developing software and algorithms that will make people's lives easier. Outside of classes, I'm part of the Undergraduate Research Program and Michigan Hackers.


Aleksandra Putintceva

Undergraduate UROP Student

My name is Aleksandra Putintceva and I am a first year undergraduate student in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. I am planning on majoring in electrical engineering and then working in the renewable energy industry upon graduation. Prior to enrolling in the university, I have held intern positions at the Field Museum in Chicago as well as at the University of Chicago.   I am very passionate about sustainability and have great curiosity within the realms of data analytics and data science.


Daniela Orovwiroro

Research Collaborator

Hello, I'm Daniela, a Business Analyst with a passion for data-driven insights. I hold a Master's degree in Business Analytics from the University of California, Irvine, which I earned in 2019. My expertise lies in the intersection of data and sustainability.

I'm dedicated to exploring the impact of climate change on agriculture through the lens of analytics. My goal is to use data to drive solutions that address the challenges faced by the agricultural sector in an ever-changing climate.


Join us

Why University of Michigan?

University of Michigan is # 1 public university in the United States and one of the best higher education institutions in the world, according to the QS World ranking of 2023.

University of Michigan has maintained No. 1 place among U.S. public universities for the seventh consecutive year. 

Join the Ombadi Lab

I currently have vacancies in my research group at the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. 

Applications are being reviewed frequently, and those who meet the requirement will be notified to provide further information. Note that this is only a preliminary application, all official applications have to be submitted through Rackham School of Graduate Studies (check this webpage)

Please note that due to the high volume of applications through email, I'm currently unable to respond to most enquiries via email. 

Additional Opportunities 

I also welcome Postdocs in my research group through the following programs: