Jonathan is currently a second year PhD student whose recent work focuses on alternate methods of visualizing projected hurricane paths. It is believed that the widely used cone of uncertainty can be a somewhat misleading visualization tool because of the fact that it only has a sixty to seventy percent chance of covering the actual path a hurricane will take. By utilizing both the projected path and historical data, Jonathan is working with Dr. House to create a more complete visualization of the actual paths that might be taken by a hurricane.
Jonathan completed his BS in Computer Science with an emphasis in Fine Art at Clemson in August of 2009. He began working with Dr. House in the spring of 2009 and hopes to pursue research in the application of artificial intelligence techniques in creating and running dynamic, self-sustaining environmental simulations in real-time.