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Prof. David Lary
William B. Hanson Center for Space Science
University of Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd. MS/WT15
Richardson TX 75080-3021

Phone: +001 (972) 489-2059

David received a First Class Double Honors B.Sc. in Physics and Chemistry from King's College London (1987) with the Sambrooke Exhibition Prize in Natural Science, and a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry from the University of Cambridge, Churchill College (1991). His thesis described the first chemical scheme for the ECMWF numerical weather prediction model. David then held post-doctoral research assistant and associate positions at Cambridge University until receiving a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 1996 (also at Cambridge).

From 1998 to 2000 David held a joint position at Cambridge and the University of Tel-Aviv as a senior lecturer and Alon fellow. In 2000 David was appointed as a Cambridge University lecturer in Chemical Informatics. In 2001 David became the NASA/GSFC as the first distinguished Goddard fellow in earth science. In 2010 he joined the University of Texas at Dallas and was also appointed a Scholar of the Institute for Integrative Health. His automatic code generation software, AutoChem, has received five NASA awards and has been recommended for the NASA Software of the Year Award.

David is currently involved with using machine learning and artificial intelligence for a variety of applications. These include developing a global boundary layer PM2.5 product for health applications, automated dust source classification, global ocean eco-system classification, and autonomous operation of robotic helicopters making greenhouse gas observations. The thread running through all the research is the use of observation and automation to facilitate scientific discovery. His application of machine learning to bias detection and proxy inference led to the creation of the first global seamless record of atmospheric chlorine and received recognition as a NASA Aura mission science highlight. He has co-authored more than 80 publications.