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Irene Garcia-Marti

PhD Data Scientist

Dutch Met Office (KNMI)

Biography

Computer Science engineer with a MSc in Geoinformatics keen on solving complex scientific problems through the spatio-temporal analysis of GIS data collections. My professional career has naturally evolved from GIS software developer to data scientist. Currently, I have six years of specialization in data analysis and machine learning in the fields of climate services research and environmental modelling. In the past I have worked in projects related with weather sensor data, smart cities, and food security. I have a broad experience analyzing GIS data and managing crowdsourced data, spatial databases, sensor webs, and web services. Having good communication skills and a good understanding of computers and algorithms, makes me an effective presenter, capable of conveying complex results to all audiences.

Interests

  • Machine learning
  • Climate services research
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Citizen Science

Education

  • PhD in Geospatial Analytics, 2019

    University of Twente

  • MSc in Geospatial Technologies, 2011

    University Jaume I / University of Muenster

  • BSc in Computer Science Engineering, 2009

    University Jaume I

Skills

Machine Learning

90%

Spatial Analysis

90%

Python

90%

GIS

75%

Running

10%

Geek

100%

Recent Posts

Assessing the quality of volunteered weather observations

Weather observations are typically collected by professional devices siting in open spaces. These weather stations provide very precise …

Explaining My PhD Research

Well, another PhD journey comes to an end. These have been fruitful and intense years of research and fast-paced learning. The PhD …

Modelling Tick Bite Risk

The fourth paper is currently under review for PLOS ONE, but you can read the pre-print in bioRxiv. In this work we basically take all …

Sharing research data in DANS

Sometimes serendipity knocks at your door in a very unusual way. Here in the Netherlands, getting your PhD degree requires uploading …

Mapping Human Exposure to Ticks

The third paper associated with this research was published in Scientific Reports in 2018. Let’s first recap the two previous …

Contact

Drop me an e-mail if you have any question