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Irene Garcia-Marti

PhD Data Scientist

Dutch Met Office (KNMI)

Biography

PhD Data Scientist with a background in Geoinformatics (MSc) and Computer Science (BSc) keen on solving complex scientific problems through the spatio-temporal analysis of GIS data collections. Currently, I have six years of specialization in data analysis and machine learning in the fields of climate services and environmental modelling. During this period, citizen science observations have been at the core of my analytical activities, this is why I acquired a broad experience at integrating volunteered observations with heterogeneous geodata sources and modelling them with data-driven methods. In addition to my analytical skills, I am technically versatile, this is why I am comfortable at working with spatial databases, web services, sensor webs or performing GIS analyses. 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 …

Projects

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Gridding wind

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Probability frost train

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Probability rain road

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Probability wind road

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Contact

Drop me an e-mail if you have any question