Sebastián Torres


Advanced Radar Techniques (ART)

Job Title:CIWRO Assistant Director, RRDD CIWRO Division Lead, ART Team Lead, and Sr. Research Scientist


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Phone:(405) 325-6633

Sebastián leads the Advanced Radar Techniques team and has 26+ years of experience conducting research and development of innovative signal processing and advanced remote-sensing techniques to improve the quality, coverage, and timeliness of meteorological products from weather radars. His principal projects are the exploration and demonstration of unique capabilities offered by phased-array radar (PAR) for weather observations; and the development and transfer of technology to existing radar systems in government, public, and private organizations.

Degree (Ph.D, M.S, B.A, etc.) Major Subject University or College Name Year (YYYY) (optional)
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering University of Oklahoma 2001
M.S. Electrical Engineering University of Oklahoma 1997
B.S. Electrical Engineering National University of Mar del Plata (Argentina) 1995
Research Interests
  • Weather radar technologies
  • Weather radar system design
  • Phased array weather radar
  • Weather radar signal processing
  • Weather radar calibration
  • Weather radar application software
  • Weather radar concepts of operations
Professional Activities
  • Adjunct Faculty at the University of Oklahoma School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Editor for American Meteorological Society (AMS) Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Honors & Awards
Award Name Year
American Meteorological Society (AMS) Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology Editor’s Award 2020
University of Oklahoma College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences Dean’s Award for Outstanding Service 2016
NOAA/OAR Outstanding Scientific Paper Award 2003