Dr Daniela Castro-Camilo
- Lecturer in Statistics (Statistics)
My research focuses on the theory and applications of multivariate and spatial extremes, with a particular interest in environmental, geological, and ecological applications. During the last few years, my work has gravitated around the integrated nested Laplace approximation (INLA) method for Bayesian inference. Specifically, I have developed methods promoting the need to adequately capture extreme observations and collaborated in the implementation and improvement of extreme value models within INLA to help to bridge the gap between statistical theory and practice. I co-authored the book “Advanced spatial modelling with stochastic partial differential equations using R and INLA” (CRC Press, 2018).
Currently, my research interest is divided into the following topics:
- Spatial and spatio-temporal extremes with applications to meteorological and environmental data (temperature, precipitation, wind speeds, soil pollutants).
- Natural hazard modelling with a focus on landslide modelling using the SPDE-INLA approach.
- I’m working on two grants at the moment. One is related to the forecast of faults in electricity networks, funded by OFGEM (office for gas and electricity markets). The second one is an NCR-funded project "Mitigating Landslides Impact in Scotland" which aims at combining a novel landslide susceptibility model with elements at risk to support emergency services and landslide hazard mitigation strategies in Scotland.
- Geostatistics of binary extremes.
- Climate extreme event attribution.
- "Improving landslide hazard assessment in Scotland" funded by the Scottish Government through the National Centre for Resilience in collaboration with the British Geological Survey and the Department of Applied Earth Sciences, University of Twente.
- "Predict4Resilience - alpha phase" funded by Office for Gas and Electricity Markets (UK government) in collaboration with Scottish Power, SIA Partners and the Met Office.
Current PhD students
- Bryce, Erin
Statistical landslide hazard modelling with a view towards medium to long term territorial planning
- Cuba, Miriam
Understanding heavy-metal variation and extremes in the Glasgow Clyde River Basin using the G-BASE dataset
- Hu, Chenglei
Natural hazard risk estimation using Multivariate Extreme-Value Mixture Models (MEVMM)
- Li, Mengran
Climate extreme event attribution using sub-asymptotic models and counterfactual theory
- Villejo, Stephen Jun
A Bayesian Spatio-Temporal Model to Test for Stability of Risks for Spatially Misaligned Data
Honours projects supervision (2019-present)
- I am the Deputy Exam Officer for Statistics. My main role is to manage and coordinate all Stats exam processes across all the levels, in collaboration with the office of teaching and the School Exams Officer.
- I am an academic advisor of studies for MSc students. My main role is to provide advice on course choices and offer pastoral support throughout their University career.