Wendy Parker Biography

Wendy Parker is assistant professor of philosophy at Ohio University. She received her Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003. Her research addresses epistemological and methodological questions about computer simulation modeling, especially weather and climate modeling. She is particularly interested in how complex computer simulation models can be evaluated, how they can provide evidence for hypotheses about real-world target systems, and how they are used in "assimilating" traditional observational data. She is also interested in the roles of science in public policy; upon finishing her Ph.D., she spent a year as a Congressional Science Fellow in the U.S. Senate.