Wedding Day, June 2011

Travis Sluka

Office 3122 Jull Hall [map]

Hometown Virginia Beach, VA
Education University of Virginia: B.S. Computer Science

Academic Career

I graduated from the University of Virginia in 2007 with a BS in Computer Science and a minor in electrical engineering. I spent 2 years in undergraduate performing research with Dr. Brian Park of the UVa civil engineering department developing new ways to integrate hardware with traffic simulations, as well as exploring the optimization of coordinated traffic lights with genetic algorithms.

From 2007 to 2012 I worked for the US Navy at the Manned Flight Simulator division in Patuxent River, MD where I developed high fidelity aircraft simulator hardware and software (F-18 video, F-35B video), as well as FLIR tracking algorithms.

Currently I am working towards a PhD under Dr. Eugenia Kalnay and am researching data assimilation techniques using the LETKF for simplified coupled ocean-atmosphere models

I am currently:

Other Interests

In my free time I enjoy brewing beer (I usually have 3 batches on tap at home at any time, and especially enjoy making Belgian and German styles). I also enjoy gardening (as much as anyone can living in Baltimore) and collecting lepidoptera.


For students wishing to make appointments with me, please check first to make sure that I am free at the time you want before emailing me. I am usually here most mornings by 8am, leave by 4:30 pm, and am not here on Fridays.