I am a senior research software developer at University College London. My background is in developing plasma physics simulations for supercomputers. I'm interested in a lot of things, often broadly related to physics, energy and computing.
We are developing a particle filter data assimilation package in Julia. The primary use case is forecasting tsunamis using data from a sparse set of observations and a numerical model. The application is designed to run in parallel on multiple nodes of HPC clusters and interface with third-party numerical models. Using Julia has benefited us in many ways, including high performance, fast development, testing, and leveraging open-source libraries.