Welcome! I’m Vince Agard, Director of Weather Analytics at Ricult, an MIT startup creating a digital platform for smallholder farmers and other agricultural stakeholders in the developing world.  Using weather, climate, and remote sensing data that might otherwise be inaccessible, we are building custom predictive decision-making tools that enable farmers to achieve better outcomes.

Previously, I earned a PhD with Professor Kerry Emanuel in MIT’s Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate. My research was at the intersection of severe thunderstorms and climate, using theoretical models and real-world datasets to examine the relationship between global temperature and severe weather environments in North America.

I’m also more broadly interested in weather forecasting, climate change, and data analysis. Originally from Gaithersburg, MD, I also did my undergraduate studies in Physics and Atmospheric Science at MIT.

Use the links at the top of the page to learn more about my research and projects. I’m passionate about everything from weather and climate to sports, so drop me a line via Twitter, Linkedin, or email if you’d like to chat.