Emory University
2020 - present


I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of  Mathematics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  I teach undergraduate courses in numerical analysis.

University of Central Florida
2015 - 2020


I spent five years as an assistant professor in the Department of  Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.  I taught undergraduate courses in fluid mechanics and numerical methods, and graduate courses in numerical methods and finite element methods.  I supported a host of junior scholars, including my current PhD students, Jeane Camelo and Cigdem Ozkan, and undergraduate research student, Kelsey Perez.

Princeton University

2013 - 2015


I completed my postdoctoral research appointment in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.  My postdoctoral research advisor was Professor Ning Lin.



A copy of my full curriculum vitae is available by request.


The University of Texas at Austin

2008 - 2013


​I earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin in December 2013.  My doctoral thesis was titled "Data Assimilation for Parameter Estimation in Coastal Ocean Hydrodynamics Modeling", and my thesis advisor was Professor Clint Dawson.  My research was partially funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.



The University of Texas at Austin

2008 - 2010


I earned the Master of Science degree in Computational and Applied Mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin in May 2010.

Grambling State University

​2004 - 2008


I earned the Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics at the historically black university, Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana in May 2008.  I graduated with the highest honors of the Spring 2008 graduating class.

Honors and Awards


  1. National Center for Atmospheric Research Early Career Faculty Innovator Awardee, 2019-2021

  2. National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellow, 2018-2020

  3. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2010-2013

  4. Bruton Student Endowment Fellowship, 2010-2013

  5. Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Geosciences Poster Award, 2011

  6. Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference Graduate Student Research Award, 2011



  1. C. Ozkan, K. Perez, and T. Mayo (2020), The Impacts of Wave Energy Conversion on Coastal Morphodynamics. Science of The Total Environment, Vol. 712, p.136424.

  2. T. Mayo and N. Lin (2019), The Effect of the Surface Wind Field Representation in the Operational Storm Surge Model of the National Hurricane Center. Atmosphere, Vol. 10.4, p. 193

  3. C. Ozkan and T. Mayo (2019), The Renewable Wave Energy Resource in Coastal Regions of the Florida Peninsula. Renewable Energy, Vol. 139, pp. 530-537.

  4. T. Mayo (2019), Predicting the 100-year Flood to Improve Hurricane Storm Surge Resilience. Notices of the AMS, Vol. 66.2, pp. 176-181.

  5. N. Elko, C. Dietrich, M. Cialone, H. Stockdon, M. Bilskie, B. Boyd, B. Charbonneau, D. Cox, K. Dresback, S. Elgar, A. Lewis, P. Limber, J. Long, C. Massey, T. Mayo, K. McIntosh, N. Nadal-Caraballo, B. Raubenheimer, T. Tomiczek, and A. Wargula (2019), Advancing the understanding of storm processes and impacts. Shore & Beach, Vol. 87.1, pp. 37.

  6. D. Sandhu, A. Singh, S. Duranceau, B. Nam, T. Mayo, and D. Wang (2018), Fate and Transport of Radionuclide-Contaminated Water into the Floridan Aquifer Due to a Sinkhole Collapse with Implications to Drinking Water Supplies. Scientific Reports Vol. 8, pp 11439.

  7. A. Siripatana, T. Mayo, O. Knio, C. Dawson, O. LeMaitre, I. Hoteit (2018), Ensemble Kalman Filter Inference of Spatially-varying Manning's n Coefficients in the Coastal Ocean. Journal of Hydrology, Vol 562, pp. 664-684.

  8. A. Siripatana, T. Mayo, I. Sraj, O. Knio, C. Dawson, O. LeMaitre, I. Hoteit (2017), Assessing an Ensemble Kalman Filter Inference of Manning’s n Coefficient of a Storm Surge Model against a Polynomial Chaos-based MCMC. Ocean Dynamics, Vol 67, pp.1067-1094

  9. T. Mayo, T. Butler, C. Dawson, and I. Hoteit (2014), Data Assimilation within the Advanced Circulation (ADCIRC) Modeling Framework for the Estimation of Manning's Friction Coefficient.  Ocean Modelling, Vol. 76, pp. 43-58.

  10. M.U. Altaf, T. Butler, T. Mayo, X. Luo, C. Dawson, A.W. Heemink, and I. Hoteit (2014), A Comparison of Ensemble Kalman Filters for Short Range Forecasting. Monthly Weather Review, Vol. 142, No. 8, pp. 2899-2914

  11. M.U. Altaf, T. Butler, X. Luo, C. Dawson, T. Mayo, and I. Hoteit (2013), Improving Short-Range Ensemble Kalman Storm Surge Forecasting Using Robust Adaptive Inflation.  Monthly Weather Review, Vol. 141, No. 8, pp. 2705-2720.

  12. T. Butler, M.U. Altaf, C. Dawson, I. Hoteit, X. Luo, and T. Mayo (2012), Data Assimilation within the Advanced Circulation (ADCIRC) Modeling Framework for Hurricane Storm Surge Forecasting.  Monthly Weather Review, Vol. 140, No. 7, pp. 2215-2231.



Talea L. Mayo


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