Member Profile

Dr Terry O'Kane

Associate Investigator

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

PhD Applied Mathematics (2003) Monash University, MSc (1st class by research) Theoretical Physics (1998) Melbourne University, BSc (H1A Hons) Pure and Applied mathematics (1996) La Trobe University


Terry is a Principal Research Scientist and leader of the Climate Forecasting team at CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere. He is a former ARC Future Fellow and holds adjunct positions in mathematics at UTAS and climate science at IMAS. Terry’s work is at the nexus between applied mathematics and climate science with a current focus on generalizing and unifying methods from dynamical systems, statistical mechanics and optimization theory to better understand causality, predictability and the inter-relations of the major climate teleconnections. Such approaches are already yielding insights and applications in the development of operational climate forecasting systems.