Rio McMahon joined the Unidata Program Center on May 17th, 2021 as a Machine Learning Specialist. This is a new area of focus for the Unidata Program, and Rio will be helping to identify ways in which machine learning can be leveraged to support geoscience research.
A Nevada native, Rio earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno before becoming a structural engineer. He plied his trade as a registered Professional Engineer in California before moving to Boulder to pursue a Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Colorado. His thesis work involving multi-agent reinforcement learning led to his receiving his MS in May of 2021.
“I am very excited to join the Unidata team to blend my passion for probability and statistics with geoscience research,” he says. “I am passionate about the outdoors and elated to be working on a team that supports climate science research.”
Outside the office, Rio enjoys whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, road biking, and skiing.
Please help us welcome Rio to the Unidata Program Center Team!