Donal O'Sullivan, Ph.D.

Senior Software Developer,
Eigenvector Research, Inc.

phone: (509) 662-9213 (main office) 


Ph.D. (Atmospheric Sciences), University of Washington, 1986.
M.S. (Applied Mathematics), University College Dublin, 1979.
B.S. (Mathematical Sciences), University College Dublin, 1978.


September 2009 - present, Senior Software Developer, Eigenvector Research Inc., Wenatchee, WA; Chemometric research, development, consultation and software.

May 2001 - July 2009, Senior Software Engineer, Merck & Co. - Rosetta Biosoftware, Seattle, WA; Java developer in the Algorithm Development group for the Rosetta Resolver and Syllego genetic data analysis systems.

1998 - April 2001, Lead Developer, Marketorder, Seattle, WA; Designed, developed and maintained software for Marketorder's Order Management System (OMS).

1997 - 1998, Software Engineer, Boeing, Seattle, WA; Responsible for porting CAC/CAM programs from IBM Unix workstations to HP, SGI and SUN Unix environments.

1990 - 1997, Research Scientist, Northwest Research Associates, Bellevue, WA; Independent researcher performing numerical simulations and data analysis of atmospheric phenomena.

1989 - 1990, Research Scientist, Control Data Corporation, Minneapolis, MN; Atmospheric science research using numerical simulations on a Cray YMP.

1987 - 1989, Research Associate, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; Developed numerical simulations of atmospheric flow using a Cray X-MP.


Software engineer with system development and computational data analysis experience.

  • Programming: Java (9 years), C/C++ (3 years), R/Bioconductor, Matlab, Python, Perl, Fortran, JUnit, Servlets, JSP, HTTP, XML, SQL, PL/SQL, JDBC, RMI, Webservices/Axis, Object-oriented design, full SDLC.
  • Tools: Eclipse Java IDE, Unix shell tools and scripting, Ant, StarTeam, SVN, Make, Tomcat, Toad, Sqlplus, JProfiler, Jvisualvm.
  • Operating Systems: Windows, Unix/Solaris, Linux, Mac OS X.
  • Database: SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle, Derby, MySQL 5.
  • Other: Strong statistics background; program manager experience.


O'Sullivan, D., "Interaction of Extratropical Rossby Waves with Westerly Quasi-Biennial Oscillation Winds", J. Geophys. Res., 102(D16), 19461-19469, 1997.

O'Sullivan, D., and T. Dunkerton, "The Influence of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation on Global Constituent Distributions", J. Geophys. Res., 102(D18), 21731-21743, 1997.

Sato, K., D. O'Sullivan, and T. Dunkerton, "Low-Frequency Inertia-Gravity Waves in the Stratosphere Revealed by Three-Week Continuous Observation with the MU Radar", Geophys. Res. Lett., 24(14), 1739-1742, 1997.

O'Sullivan, D., and P. Chen, "Modeling the Quasi Biennial Oscillation's Influence on Isentropic Tracer Transport in the Subtropics", J. Geophys. Res., 101(D3), 6811-6821, 1996

O'Sullivan, D., and T.J. Dunkerton, "Generation of Inertia-Gravity Waves in a Simulated Life Cycle of Baroclinic Instability", J. Atmos. Sci., 52, 3695-3716, 1995.

Baldwin, M.P., and D. O'Sullivan, "Stratospheric Effects of ENSO-Related Tropospheric Circulation Anomalies", J. Climate, 8, 649-667, 1995.

Hess, P.G., and D. O'Sullivan, "A Three-Dimensional Modeling Study of the Extratropical Quasi-Biennial Oscillation in Ozone", J. Atmos. Sci., 52, 1539-1554, 1995.

O'Sullivan, D., and T.J. Dunkerton, "Seasonal Development of the Extratropical QBO in a Numerical Model of the Middle Atmosphere", J. Atmos. Sci., 51, 3706-3721, 1994.

O'Sullivan, D.J., and M.H. Hitchman, "Inertial Instability and Rossby Wave Breaking in a Numerical Model", J. Atmos. Sci., 49, 991-1002, 1992.

O'Sullivan, D., and R.E. Young, "Modeling the Quasi-biennial Oscillation's Effect on the Winter Stratospheric Circulation", J. Atmos. Sci., 49, 2437-2448, 1992.

O'Sullivan, D., and M.L. Salby, "Coupling of the Quasi-biennial Oscillation and the Extratropical Circulation in the Stratosphere through Planetary Wave Transport", J. Atmos. Sci., 47, 650-673, 1990.

Salby, M.L., D. O'Sullivan, R.R. Garcia, and P. Callaghan, "Air Motions Accompanying the Development of a Planetary Wave Critical Layer", J. Atmos. Sci., 47, 1179-1204, 1990.

Salby, M.L., R.R. Garcia, D. O'sullivan, and P. Callaghan, "The Interaction of Horizontal Eddy Transport and Thermal Drive in the Stratosphere", J. Atmos. Sci., 47, 1647-1665, 1990.

Salby, M.L., R.R. Garcia, D. O'Sullivan, and J. Tribbia, "Global Transport Calculations with an Equivalent Barotropic System", J. Atmos. Sci., 47, 188-214, 1990.

O'Sullivan, D., "Rossby Wave Propagation an Beta-Planes", J. Atmos. Sci., 45, 41-54, 1988.