BSC Maths (hons). PhD Applied Mathematics (Monash)


Professor Craig Bishop completed his PhD in Applied Mathematics at Monash University. His innovative ensemble-based data assimilation and ensemble forecasting techniques are now widely used by leading environmental forecasting agencies in several countries. Prof Bishop has held positions at the University of Reading, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Pennsylvania State University’s prestigious Department of Meteorology and the Marine Meteorology Division of the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Monterey, California. There he garnered six outstanding-contribution awards, three NRL Alan Berman publication awards and an NRL Edison Patent Award. Prof Bishop’s positions of service to the climate and weather community include serving as co-chair of the World Meteorological Organization’s Working Group on Predictability, Dynamics and Ensemble Forecasting; associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society; and chair of the Science Steering Committee of the Joint (NASA, NOAA, US Navy, US Air-Force, National Science Foundation) Center for Satellite Data Assimilation. He was elected to the International Commission on Dynamical Meteorology in 2010 and a fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2012. He returned to Australia as Professor of Weather Prediction at the University of Melbourne, in June 2018. His research in Australia has focussed on using observations to improve estimates of past, current and future weather and climate.