Mu-Chieh (Laura) Ko

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Machine learning. 

Artificial Intelligence.

Hurricane modeling. 

Hurricane predictions.

Mu-Chieh (Laura) Ko

Senior Research Associate I (University of Miami/CIMAS), Hurricane Research Division


4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

Mu-Chieh (Laura) Ko’s research work mainly focuses on developing an Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning model, specifically for probabilistic hurricane intensity changes. She is also passionate about hurricane rainfall modeling and evaluation.

Current Work

Senior Research Associate I, (University of Miami/CIMAS), Hurricane Research Division

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2021, M.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Miami, Miami, FL

2016, M.P.S., Meteorology, University of Miami, Miami, FL

2014, B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, National Central University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan

  1. Ko, M.-C., X. Chen, M. Kubat, and S. Gopalakrishnan. The development of a consensus machine learning model for hurricane rapid intensification with Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) data. Weather and Forecasting, 38(8):1253-1270, 2023
    Ref. 4268
  2. Ko, M.-C., F.D. Marks, G.J. Alaka, and S.G. Gopalakrishnan. Evaluation of Hurricane Harvey (2017) rainfall in deterministic and probabilistic HWRF forecasts. Atmosphere, 11(6):666, 2020
    Ref. 3814

2020 American Meteorological Society Honorable Mention for Outstanding Presentation

Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science Conference Student Presentation Contest