Lou Vasquez

Lou Vasquez

Scientific Algorithms Phone: +1 828.257.3015 Email: lou@ncics.org


Lou Vasquez joined NCICS as a Research Scholar in March 2012 and has helped develop various satellite-based datasets and evaluation processes. He was also part of the agile team that designed an all-new system for ingesting data into NCEI’s digital archive using a stream- and message-driven architecture. Mr. Vasquez is currently part of a team working to revamp NCEI’s infrastructure architecture using a modern, flexible, distributed approach to data science, archive, and access capabilities and transition to cloud-based services.

Mr. Vasquez received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in 1994 and continued his education with coursework towards a Master of Applied Physics at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. He pursued interests in the application of engineering and physics through work in satellite and telemetry data systems, radar clutter reduction techniques, improved language identification algorithms, and statistical analysis tools for climatological data.

In addition to decades of experience in software development, Mr. Vasquez spent a number of years as the Network Architect for a broadband effort in western North Carolina, furthering regional infrastructure through network design, implementation, and management.



Nelson, B. R., O. P. Prat, and L. Vasquez, 2015: Precipitation Climate Data Records. 2015 AGU fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 14-18, 2015.

Prat, O. P., B. R. Nelson, S. E. Stevens, E. Nickl, and L. Vasquez, 2015: Toward the development of an evaluation framework of climate data records for precipitation. 2015 NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) Program Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC, August 3-7, 2015.


Prat, O. P., B. R. Nelson, L. Vasquez, R. Ferraro, S. Rudlosky, and J. J. Wang, 2014: Evaluation of satellite based Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPEs) over CONUS (2002-2012): Comparison with surface and radar precipitation datasets. 7th Workshop of the International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG), Tsukuba, Japan, November 17-21, 2014.

Hoffman, J., L. Vasquez, C. Farthing, and C. Ng, 1998: Adaptive Distributed Clutter Improvement Factor (ADDCIF). 6th Annual Adaptive Sensor Array Processing (ASAP) ‘98 Workshop, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, March 11-12, 1998.