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Professor Bai receives a new grant, titled "Machine Learning-Enabled Data Assimilation for Understanding and Forecasting the Variation of Thermospheric Neutral Density," funded by NASA’s Space Weather Science Applications Research-to-Operations-to-Research program. The goal is to provide a game-changing 3-day forecast of thermospheric density with unprecedented accuracy and quantifiable uncertainty, surpassing current methods. This project builds upon Bai’s ongoing NSF-supported research, with a focus on transitioning to operational use.