Sue Ellen Haupt,Ph.D.

Scientific Program Manager

Weather Systems Assessment Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research




Dr. Sue Ellen Haupt is Director of the Weather Systems and Assessment Program of the Research Applications Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).  She oversees the Renewable Energy Program at NCAR as well as some other programs. She earned her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Michigan (1988), M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1984), M.S. in Engineering Management from Western New England College (1982), B.S. in Meteorology from Penn State (1978), and did a postdoctoral fellowship with the Advanced Study Program of NCAR. She has been on the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University, University of Colorado/Boulder, U.S. Air Force Academy, University of Nevada, Reno, and Utah State University and worked for New England Electric System

Dr. Haupt is an expert in boundary layer meteorology, applications of meteorology for renewable energy, large scale atmospheric dynamics, numerical methods, artificial intelligence methods, and computational fluid dynamics.

Dr. Haupt recently chaired the Committee on Artificial Intelligence Applications of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and teaches the portions of short courses given by that committee.  She currently chairs the AMS subcommittee for the 2012/2013 Wind Power Prediction Contest and also serves on the AMS Board on Economic and Enterprise Development. She co-authored Practical Genetic Algorithms (Wiley and Sons, second edition 2004); edited Applications of Artificial Intelligence Methods in the Environmental Sciences (Springer, 2009); and has authored over 250 book chapters, journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports.