Robert Dickinson, Founder and CEO
Before founding Argos Analytics, Robert Dickinson had more than 45 years of experience in technical and management roles in the computer and semiconductor industries, most recently as CEO of California Micro Devices, a public semiconductor company. He previously held senior executive positions at Cirrus Logic and Western Digital and was CEO of two venture funded startups. In addition to his role at Argos Analytics, Mr. Dickinson is a cofounder of the Climate Readiness Institute at the University of California, Berkeley and a member of its Advisory Group. He has also served as an advisor to several venture funded startups in solar electronics and battery technology. He has an AB in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, an MS in physics from the University of Washington and was a Sloan Executive Fellow at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Mark Snyder, Principal Scientist
In addition to serving as a Principal Scientist for Argos Analytics, Dr. Mark Snyder is a Project Scientist in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He previously was an Associate Project Earth Scientist and Lecturer in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UCSC. He was a Co-founder and Research Scientist at Climate Analytics Group, where he worked on statistical downscaling of global climate models for NASA and others. Dr. Snyder’s research has included high resolution dynamical and probabilistic estimates of future temperature and precipitation, the role of heavy precipitation in climate projection variations and analysis of results from global and regional climate models. Dr. Snyder has received funding for climate change research from the National Science Foundation, United States Department of Agriculture, and the California Energy Commission. He has a BS in geology from the University of California, Davis and an MS and PhD in earth sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dr. Bridget Thrasher, Consulting Scientist
Dr. Bridget Thrasher is a Data Stewardship Coordinator at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. She was previously Earth and Environmental Sciences Librarian at the Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections of Stanford University and a co-founder and Research Scientist at Climate Analytics Group, where she used statistical downscaling methods to develop many widely-used climate projection datasets for NASA, the Bureau of Reclamation/Army Corps of Engineers, the World Bank and TCB3, among others. Dr. Thrasher has a BS in engineering and applied science from the California Institute of Technology, a PhD in earth and planetary science from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she developed regional climate models of the early Eocene paleoclimate for the Western United States, and an MLIS in library and information science from San Jose State University.
Dr. Philip Duffy, Advisor
Dr. Philip Duffy is President and Executive Director of the Woodwell Climate Research Center, an independent climate change think tank. Between 2011 and 2015 he worked in the White House as a senior advisor on climate change. Before this he was Chief Scientist at Climate Central, a non-profit dedicated to increasing public understanding and awareness of climate change. He has been a Senior Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Merced, and has held visiting academic posts at Stanford University and at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Dr. Duffy has an AB in astronomy and astrophysics from Harvard University and a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University.