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Academic and Research Staff

Professor Leonard Smith 

Director of CATS

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Contact details: Tower 1, 11.01D, +44 (0) 20 7955 7626, Email|

 

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Professor Pauline Barrieu

Co-Director of CATS

Professor in the Department of Statistics at LSE.

Her research interests include: Illiquid and incomplete financial markets; Real options; Contract designing; Environmental economics; Risk measures.

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Professor Roman Frigg

Co-Director of CATS

Professor in Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)|

His research addresses issues in both general philosophy of science and philosophy of physics.

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Dr David Stainforth

Co-Director of CATS

Senior Research Fellow in the Grantham Research Institute.

He is a physicist by training and has many years experience of climate modelling. While a researcher at Oxford University he co-founded and was chief scientist of the climateprediction.net project, the world's largest climate modelling experiment.  He has been both a NERC Research Fellow and a Tyndall Research Fellow at Oxford University. His current research interests focus on how we can extract robust and useful information about future climate, and climate related phenomena, from modelling experiments. This includes issues of how to design climate modelling experiments and how to link climate science to real-world decision making in such a way as to be of value to industry, policy makers and wider society.

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Professor Henry Wynn

Chair of CATS

Professor of Statistics at LSE. He was Convenor (Head) of the department from 2003-2006. He leads a research group: the Decision Support and Risk Group, well supported by research grants, particularly from the EU. He was (2000-2005) part-time Scientific Co-Director of EURANDOM, the international stochastics institute attached to Eindhoven Technical University (TUE), in the Netherlands. He was recently appointed chair of the Scientific Board of the new Norwegian statistical research centre, Statistics for Innovation (sfi)2|.

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Contact details: Tower 1, 11.01E, +44 (0) 20 7955 6116, Email|

 

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Dr Hailiang Du

Research Officer in CATS

He is working on the Munich Re programme 'Evaluating the economics of climate risks and opportunities in the insurance sector'. 

He obtained his PhD in Statistics in June 2009. His main research was on data assimilation and parameter estimation for deterministic nonlinear systems. He was also involved in the ENSEMBLES project and focused on evaluating and combining multi seasonal model outputs. He is currently working on real time series forecasting and interpreting model output for decision maker. His research interests are nonlinear time series analysis, parameter estimation, forecast interpretation. He is currently on secondment to the Computation Institute, University of Chicago.

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Dr Ofer Engel

Research Officer in CATS 

He is currently working on the CELSIUS| project where he is studying facilitators and barriers for large scale district heating and cooling projects in urban settings. He is interested in Social Network Analysis, Social Mechanisms, Democratic Processes, Technology in Organizations and Organization theories. He completed his PhD in Information Systems and Organizations under Carsten Sørensen and Peter Abell at LSE before joining CATS in 2013.

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Dr Ana Lopez

Research Officer

She has expertise in probabilistic climate change projections and their use in the quantification of future impacts and adaptation to climate change. Her previous experience includes research in theoretical physics in different universities in USA, Argentina and UK, and more recently as a Tyndall Research Fellow at Oxford University, where she explored different approaches to identify the difficulties and potentialities of using large ensembles of climate models to project impacts of climate change, quantify their uncertainty, and extract robust and relevant information to develop adaptation pathways in different systems, with a focus on water resource management and biodiversity. Her research interests include climate model validation and evaluation, predictability measures and limits to predictability, temporal and spatial limits for impacts relevant climate model information, vulnerability approaches to mitigation and adaptation to climate change, and the intersection between climate science and decision making under deep uncertainty.

Contact details: Tower 1, 11.01, +44 (0) 20 7955 5442, Email|

 

Dr Ralph Rayner

Professorial Research Fellow with CATS 

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Swenja_Surminski

Dr Swenja Surminski

Senior Research Fellow in CCCEP/ CATS with focus on the Munich Re programme.

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Erica-Thompson

Dr Erica Thompson

Research Officer working on the Munich Re programme.

Her research interests focus on how to identify meaningful and useful projections of future climate, how different types of model output can be used to inform these projections, and how to think about uncertainty.  She looked at some of these questions in the context of North Atlantic storms for her PhD at Imperial College.  Her background is in the physical sciences, having studied physics and mathematics at Cambridge University.  Erica has also worked for the UK Energy Research Centre on an assessment of global oil depletion and for the Grantham Institute at Imperial College as a research assistant in climate policy; she is also interested in climate and energy policy and the role of scientific advice in policy-making.

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