Dr. Podladchikova's research has been in the realm of extracting useful signals from what once seemed only "space noise." By developing a new Kalman filtering model, the scientist has fascilitated real-time reconstruction of the radiation belts around the Earth. Using new techniques powered by this filtering, scientists can now predict solar activity and magnetic storms far more accurately. This capability allows for far better forecasting for such things as navigation, moving object trajectories, and even advanced research into solar physics and geomagnetism.
Last year, Dr. Podladchikova’s post doctoral work focused on a joint project in between Skoltech, UCLA and MIT, aimed at solving this predictability problem. This current award comes as a culmination to part of her research within this field. With this new research, the Skoltech scientist has essentially empowered a whole new sphere of Earth forecasts in weather and even ocean dynamics.
The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university at Sklokovo, Russia. Established back in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech educates international scientists and innovators in order to help usher in technologies that address humankind's most pressing problems and potential.