Quoc Vu

Biographical Sketch

Quoc creates data management and visualization solutions for many ocean and hurricane related projects. Quoc has experience in the Google Earth and Google Map APIs. Quoc received his BS in computer science from California Polytechnic university, San Luis Opisbo, California in 1986.


  • Advanced Information Systems Technology (AIST) - Developing tools to manage the validation and assessment of model-data intercomparisons to more easily evaluate the performance of different hurricane models.
  • Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS) is exploring the salinity maximum region in the Atlantic Ocean using a plethora of oceanographic equipment and technology.
  • Cal-Sim - CALSIM, developed by the Department of Water Resources, is a generalized water resources simulation model for evaluating operational alternatives of large, complex river basins.

Selected Publications

Hristova-Veleva, S. M., Li, P., Turk, F. J., Knosp, B., Vu, Q., Lambrigtsen, B., Su, H., Tanelli, S., Shen, T., Montgomery, M. T., and Boothe, M. (2011). “The JPL GRIP Portal: A comprehensive depiction of the 2010 hurricane season with satellite and model Near-Real-Time data,” AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, pp. B1285.

Li, P., Stough, T., Vu, Q., Granger, S. L., Jones, D. J., Ferreira, I., and Chen, Z. (2011). “CalSimHydro Tool - A Web-based interactive tool for the CalSim 3.0 Hydrology Prepropessor,” AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, pp. H1399.

Li, P., Hristova-Veleva, S. M., Turk, F. J., Vu, Q., Knosp, B. W., Lambrigtsen, B., Poulsen, W. L., Shen, T. J., and Licata, S. J. (2010). “The JPL GRIP Portal - Serving Near Real-time Observation and Model Forecast for Hurricane Study,” AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, pp. A1260.

Hristova-Veleva, S. M., Turk, F. J., Li, P., Knosp, B. W., Vu, Q., Lambrigtsen, B., Montgomery, M., Boothe, M., Velden, C. S., Gopalakrishnan, S., Durden, S. L., Tanelli, S., and Quirino, T. (2010). “Evaluating Tropical Cyclone Forecasts from High-Resolution Regional Models and Lower Resolution Global Models Using the JPL Grip/predict/ifex Database of Satellite and Airborne Observations during the Period August 15TH - September 30TH 2010,” AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, pp. B86.

Li, P., Turk, J., Vu, Q., Knosp, B., Hristova-Veleva, S. M., Lambrigtsen, B., Poulsen, W. L., and Licata, S. (2009). “3D Visualization of near real-time remote-sensing observation for hurricanes field campaign using Google Earth API,” AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, pp. A1025.

Hristova-Veleva, S. M., Chao, Y., Chau, A. H., Haddad, Z. S., Knosp, B., Lambrigtsen, B., Li, P., Martin, J. M., Poulsen, W. L., Rodriguez, E., Stiles, B. W., Turk, J., and Vu, Q. (2009). “Using Instrument Simulators and a Satellite Database to Evaluate Microphysical Assumptions in High-Resolution Simulations of Hurricane Rita,” AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, pp. L6.

Knosp, B. W., Ao, C. O., Chao, Y., Dang, V., Garay, M., Haddad, Z., Hristova-Veleva, S., Lambrigtsen, B., Li, P. P., Park, K., Poulsen, W. L., Rosenman, M. A., Su, H., Vane, D., Vu, Q. A., Willis, J. K., and Wu, D. (2008). “The JPL Tropical Cyclone Information System: Data and Tools for Researchers,” AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, pp. A1051.

Li, P. P., Knosp, B., Vu, Q. A., Hristova-Veleva, S., Chao, Y., Vane, D., Lambrigtsen, B., Su, H., Dang, V., Fovell, R., Willis, J., Tanelli, S., Fishbein, E., Ao, C. O., Poulsen, W. L., Park, K. J., Fetzer, E., Vazquez, J., Callahan, P. S., Marcus, S., Garay, M., Kahn, R., and Haddad, Z. (2007). “Prototype of an Integrated Hurricane Information System for Research: Design and Implementation of the Database and Web Portal,” AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, pp. A74.