I recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaii. My primary research interest focuses on the economic impact of climate change on agriculture. I have extensive experience modeling and predicting crop yield, revenue, and acres using historical weather/climate data (degree days and time in each degree) and farm-level data, such as available water, soil permeability, and soil class. Two of my more recent projects include building a Neural Network to predict crop yield and a Recurrent Neural Network to predict commodity prices.

  Aside from climate change research I am also facinated with data science and using machine/deep learning methods to uncover insights into data. Through an economic lens, I am inspired by the many ways we are able to model data to provide insight into decision making and to answer difficult questions. I am amazed at the new technologies in advanced analytics that now allow us to take advantage of big data and make more informed decisions.

Check out my Technical Resume/CV, Data Science Portfolio, or explore the links at the top of the page to learn more about my interests and experiences.

Feel free to contact me through email.

A. John Woodill

johnwoodill [at] gmail.com