Jonathan Hurst, M.S.

Chief Technology Officer

“I joined Aeris so I could develop novel, high-quality software solutions using the most efficient, effective and empowering software development practices in the industry.”

Mr. Hurst received his B.S. in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Instituted in 2005 and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado in 2010, has 13 years of software engineering experience developing meteorological operational systems and research applications.

From 2005 – 2007 Mr. Hurst worked as a software developer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL). While at MITLL he assisted in the development and prototyping of a variety of meteorological applications include an automated system for detection atmospheric wind boundaries and fronts.

From 2007 to 2015 Mr. Hurst worked on numerous defense and intelligence community funded research and development (R&D) programs at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and its associated spinoff, Science and Technology in Atmospheric Research (STAR). During his time at NCAR/STAR he successfully lead the operational implementation of a Chemical/Biological (CB) source term estimation algorithm, which utilizes adjoint modeling techniques, into the DTRA HPAC and JPM-IS JEM applications and supported the development of a Contamination Avoidance System Performance Model (CA-SPM) that was transitioned to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in 2013. From 2013 – 2015 he was the lead engineer at STAR for the development of the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Effects Model (JEM) software system. In this role Mr. Hurst re-designed the weather information processing and atmospheric dispersion modeling software to be compliant with government standards and implemented his design along with a large software development team.

In 2015 Mr. Hurst accepted a position as a principal partner of Aeris. He currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Aeris.