DataScience@work: British Geological Survey

We’re excited to welcome Dr Kathryn Leeming for our first DataScience@work seminar of the academic year and our first in-person talk for this seminar!


Dr Kathryn Leeming, Environmental Statistician

Groundwater is both a precious drinking water resource and contributor to the threat of flooding across the globe. Therefore it is important to monitor and understand the potentially changing characteristics of groundwater.


In this talk I will motivate the use of time series and functional data analysis techniques to assess the groundwater component of river flows. The spatial and temporal patterns resulting from this analysis are used to answer scientific questions of interest, and generate directions for further research.


Dr Kathryn Leeming holds a PhD in Statistics from the University of Bristol (New Methods in Time Series Analysis: Univariate Testing and Network Autoregression Modelling) supervised by Prof Guy Nason. She was a Research Fellow on the CoSInES project at the University of Warwick, a Visiting Researcher at the Alan Turing Institute and now performs analysis, creating dashboards and visualisations of geological data as an Environmental Statistician at the British Geological Survey.


About the British Geological Survey

“As the national geological survey, we are the UK’s premier provider of objective and authoritative scientific data, information and knowledge to help society understand our Earth. The BGS is a data-rich organisation with over 400 datasets in its care, including environmental monitoring data, digital databases, physical collections (borehole core, rocks, minerals and fossils), records and archives.”

Also see the BGS website and LinkedIn page.

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