Clark Kirkman

Research Software Engineer

Clark Kirkman

Research Software Engineer


Clark Kirkman IV has a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington where he studied high latitude climate and sea ice, ocean, and atmosphere interactions of the Southern Ocean. He previously obtained a MS in Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from Lewis & Clark College. Prior to joining IDM, Clark worked as a Software Engineer for Vaisala, where he supported and developed software and processes for assessing wind and solar energy sources. He focused on delivering flexible-yet-automated processes to the internal assessment production team to help them stay focused on the creative parts of their jobs and improve their productivity. He now applies his do-what-needs-to-be-done approach and passion for helping team members be more productive to IDM, where he directly supports researchers with their software needs, including the DTK tools.

Biography

Clark Kirkman IV has a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington where he studied high latitude climate and sea ice, ocean, and atmosphere interactions of the Southern Ocean. He previously obtained a MS in Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from Lewis & Clark College. Prior to joining IDM, Clark worked as a Software Engineer for Vaisala, where he supported and developed software and processes for assessing wind and solar energy sources. He focused on delivering flexible-yet-automated processes to the internal assessment production team to help them stay focused on the creative parts of their jobs and improve their productivity. He now applies his do-what-needs-to-be-done approach and passion for helping team members be more productive to IDM, where he directly supports researchers with their software needs, including the DTK tools.