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Akwaaba! My name is Daniel Boateng, a climate scientist, Machine Learning, and Software engineer with professional training in Geological engineering.

I am currently pursuing a Doctorate at the Department of Geosciences, University of Tuebingen, Germany. My Ph.D. project intends to integrate paleoclimate modeling and stable isotope paleoaltimetry to realistically reconstruct the past elevation of mountains. More specifically, I perform deep-time past climate simulations (e.g., Miocene) using isotope-enabled General Circulation Models (GCM) to understand the spatial distribution and variability of the isotopic composition of precipitation in response to paleoenvironment conditions to help correct the climate signal of the meteoric stable isotopic imprints in geological archives such paedogenic carbonates. Aside from my research in climate and tectonic interactions, I am also leading numerous projects such as empirical statistical downscaling using machine learning, simulation of the response of the West African Moonson in the late Cenozoic, understanding the non-stationarity of the relationship between Northern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation patterns (e.g., North Atlantic Oscillation) and stable isotopes in past and present climate, and development of precipitation nowcasting models using deep learning framework and satellite images. I am well-established in scientific and open-source model development with advanced statistical, machine learning, and AI techniques in high-performance computing environments such as HPCs and clouds (e.g., Oracle and AWS). I am currently also doing an intensive full-stack software engineering internship at ALX Africa and Holberton School of Programming. Overall, I trust the process!


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Information About Me

Research: I am a Research Associate in the Earth System Dynamics group (leader: Prof. Todd Ehlers at the University of Glasgow) and Sustainable future paths and Climate Variability group (SPACY) with Prof. Kira Rehfeld as the leader. I perform climate simulations using isotope-enabled General Circulation Models (e.g., MPI-ESM), develop scientific software using machine learning algorithms and advanced statistics, and manage numerous projects such as ANDeeL (Precipitation Nowcasting deep learning framework for West Africa), pyESD (Empirical Statistical Downscaling), NAO-NONSTAT (understanding the non-stationarity of the North Atlantic Oscillation influence on regional climate) and others. I am interested in solving real-world problems with my scientific understanding and technical skills.

Hobby: I love to volunteer for societal-building activities, enjoy playing and watching football, am passionate about new technology (AI monster), and like spending time with my family. I am mostly coding and reading about APIs for new challenges.








Published Papers
in High Impact Journals


Conference Abstracts
(e.g., EGU, AGU)



Programming Skills













Shell scripting


C programming


My Timeline

2021.08 - present

Software Engineer Intern - ALX-Africa | Holberton

C programming, Graphic programming, Unix programming, Data structures and Algorithm, Reverse engineering and security, and infrastructure design and management

2021 - present

Ph.D candidate - Department of Geoscience, University of Tübingen

Paleoclimate modeling, climate dynamics, Empirical statistical downscaling, and stable isotope paleoaltimetry

2019 - 2021

Python Software developer - Environmental Physics Group, University of Tübingen

Developed temperature calibration software on Raspi environment: flight temperature sensor control, voltage and pressure control into the calibration chamber and data analysis

2018 - 2021

Research Assistant - Earth surface process Group, University of Tübingen

Sceintific python module development: pyESD (empirical statistical downscaling), pyClimat (Visualizaition tools for climate model output) and running climate simulations on Linux High Performace Computing environment

2019 - 2020

Research Assistant -Max Phlack Institute of Development Biology

Running bioelectric reactor to isolate H2 producing bactria: Analytical chemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology techniques

2017 - 2020

Master of Sceince in Applied and Environmental Geoscience (AEG) - University of Tübingen

Specializaiton in Hydrogeological and climate modeling. Master thesis: Prediction of precipitation response to 21st century climate change in the Ammer catchment (South-west Germany): Using Machine Learning algorithms

Grade: First Class

2017 - present

Teaching and Research Assistant - Department of Geological Eng., KNUST-Ghana

Assisting lectures in Geotechnical engineering, Geophysics, Rock Mechanics, Hydrogeology, and computer programming

2017 - present

Bachelors in Geological Engineering - Department of Geological Eng., KNUST-Ghana

Bachelor thesis: Mapping of subsurface fracture characteristics using geoelectrics

Grade: First Class

Research Interests

1. Climate and Tectonic Interactions

Climate and Tectonic Interactions

The topographic evolution of mountain ranges over geological times is driven by geodynamic processes, such as lithospheric delamination and crustal thickening, as well as surface processes induced by climate variability. The vertical and horizontal displacement of orogens also affects climate patterns and dynamics (e.g., orographic precipitation and rain shadow). My interest is to contribute to the reconstruction of the paleoenvironment by gaining a detailed understanding of the complex synergies between climate and tectonics. For instance, knowledge about the past elevation of mountain ranges contributes to the understanding of geodynamic evolution, paleoclimate dynamics, and the distribution of biodiversity. To contribute to accurate paleoelevation reconstruction, I perform paleoclimate simulations using an isotope-enabled General Circulation Model (GCM) to quantify the isotopic signal due to surface uplift and paleoenvironmental changes, such as atmospheric CO2 levels, paleogeography, orbital forcing, and ocean circulations. The simulated isotopic patterns are combined with the stable isotope paleoaltimetry technique to estimate past elevations. On the other hand, I am also interested in understanding how surface uplift affects atmospheric circulation and regional climate patterns. My work has contributed to the understanding of the evolution of the European Alps' geodynamics under the German Research Foundation-funded SSP project 4DMB (http://www.spp-mountainbuilding.de/).

    Selected papers:
  • Boateng, D., Mutz, S. G., and Ehlers, T. A.: How would the eastward propagation of surface uplift in the Alps affect regional climate and isotopic composition of precipitation?, EGU22-843, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-843, 2022a.
  • S., Ehlers, T. A., Koptev, A., Böhme, M., Methner, K., Risi, C., Stepanek, C., Mutz, S. G., Werner, M., and Boateng, D. Middle Miocene climate and stable oxygen isotopes in Europe based on numerical modeling, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 37, e2022PA004442, 2022.
  • Boateng, D., Mutz, S. G., Ballian, A., Meijers, M. J., Methner, K., Botsyun, S., Mulch, A., and Ehlers, T. A.: The effects of diachronous surface uplift of the European Alps on regional climate and the oxygen isotopic composition of precipitation, Earth System Dynamics Discussions, 1–45, 2022b.
  • Boateng, D., Mutz, S. G., and Ehlers, T. A.: The influence of North Atlantic Oscillation on oxygen and hydrogen stable isotopes in precipitation of the Late Cenozoic: implications for paleoenvironment reconstructions, Copernicus Meetings, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu23-1752, 2023.

2. Atmospheric and Climate Dynamics in the Late Cenozoic

Atmospheric and Climate Dynamics

3. Empirical Statistical Downscaling of Climate Information

Empirical Statistical Downscaling

4. Scientific Software Projects

Scientific software

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I think am very friendly and nice enough to work with everyone or team. I am a problem solver and have passionate about open source software development. I mostly reply Emails within 3 hrs. Kindly link up for collaboration or information related to any of my projects.


: Tübingen, Germany


: dannboateng@gmail.com


: Department of Geoscience, University of Tübingen

Mobile Number

: +491783012296


: German (Intermediate), English (Advance), Twi (Advance)