Tom Jeffery holds the position of principal, science and analytics at CoreLogic. He is the lead scientist working on the development of various hazard risk data sets, in particular wildfire risk, coastal storm surge risk and Florida sinkhole risk. He works closely with many of the top 100 U.S. insurance companies to help implement these models into their automated underwriting and pricing systems.
Prior to CoreLogic, he was a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, specializing in GIS, cartography and remote sensing. He is a nationally recognized leader in wildfire risk modeling and has been involved in brushfire modeling since the 1990s. He earned his bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, his master’s degree in geography from Western Illinois University and his doctorate in geography from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.