Pedram Hassanzadeh is an associate professor at the Department of Geophysical Sciences and Committee of Computational and Applied Mathematics and a faculty affiliate at the Data Science Institute. He leads the Climate Extremes Theory and Data (CeTD) group focused on integrating theory, simulations, observations, and machine learning techniques to understand the dynamics and future changes of extreme weather events in a changing climate. Before joining UChicago, he was a tenured associate professor at Rice University. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from UC Berkeley and was a Ziff Environmental Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. He has received a CAREER Award from NSF, a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research, and an Early-Career Research Fellowship from the National Academy of Sciences Gulf Research Program.