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Early-Career Research Fellow - Talea Mayo

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University of Central Florida


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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

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NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


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Education and Outreach

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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Dr. Mayo is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida. She earned her B.S. in mathematics from Grambling State University, and she earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in computational sciences, engineering, and mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Mayo’s research interests are interdisciplinary, but focus on numerical modeling of the coastal ocean. She develops mathematical tools to assess the risk of hurricane storm surges and to improve the hydrodynamic models required to do so, helping coastal communities strengthen their resilience to these hazards. Her research has the potential to greatly improve storm surge modeling for long term planning and emergency management.


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