Shannon Williams

In 2020 I graduated from the University of Warwick where I studied an integrated Masters in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) and received First-Class Honours. My Masters dissertation involved using statistical learning methods for carrying out topic modelling on the CRAN database of R packages. I am interested in the application of computational statistics and data science to real-world problems, in particular the applications of spatial statistics and multi-level modelling to areas such as geography and climate science. I also have an interest in software development and particularly the development of R packages.

I am currently undertaking a project supervised by Professor Anthony Lee and Professor Jeremy Phillips, in collaboration with the School of Earth Sciences. The project, entitled ‘Use and Comparison of Stochastic Simulations and Weather Patterns in probabilistic volcanic ash hazard assessments’, aims to compare and characterise the differences between probabilistic forecasts of volcanic ash dispersion from Icelandic volcanic eruptions.

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