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shum.3Professor and Distinguished University Scholar
Division of Geodetic Science
School of Earth Sciences
221B Mendenhall Laboratory
125 S. Oval Mall
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Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin, Aerospace Engineering (1982)

C.K. Shum is professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Division of Geodetic Science, School of Earth Sciences, at The Ohio State University. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a fellow of the International Association of Geodesy. He has received numerous awards, including the 2012 Vening Meinesz Medal from the European Geosciences Union.

Shum was a lead author for the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 (The Physical Science Basis), Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), which contributed to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to IPCC and Al Gore Jr. He and his group focus on scientific research related to the quantification of 20th century and present-day global sea-level rise due to geophysical sources including anthropogenic climate-change.

Shum specializes in satellite geodesy, precision satellite orbit determination, temporal gravity field and tide modeling, and their cross-disciplinary science and applications to oceanography, hydrology, geodynamics, ice mass balance, GNSS meteorology and space physics. He has published more than 241 refereed journal articles and book chapters.

Shum's work has been covered by The New York Times, Physics Today, Sky & Telescope Radio Show, Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science TV, Science News, Science Daily, Scientific American, Soundings magazine, Deccan Chronicle, La Figaro, MSNBC.com, Tomorrow Focus Portal GmbH, Axel Springer AG, Televisi.n Espa.ola, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, Columbus Dispatch, and other news organizations.

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Mershon Project
Managing Disaster Risk: Launching Micro-Insurance in Bangladesh, with J. Craig Jenkins and Joyce Chen (2017-18)
Pilot Study on International Security: Disaster Refugees and Flood Early Warning in Bangladesh, with J. Craig Jenkins and Joyce Chen (2016-17)