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Research interests

My research interests include knowledge discovery in databases and data quality assessment with specific focus on spatial/temporal data. I am interested in geostatistical stochastic simulation algorithms and spatial regression, particularly for the modelling of spatial and temporal phenomena. As part of my research work, I have been developing geostatistical procedures to identify and remove non-climatic irregularities from data with yearly and monthly resolution. Currently, I am investigating a homogenisation procedure that is appropriate for those situations in which the monitoring stations are located in extensive areas with different climatic characteristics. A software named gsimcli was designed and developed for the homogenisation of climate time series by two FCT grant holders (Sara Ribeiro and Júlio Caineta; PTDC/GEO-MET/4026/2012) under my supervision. The gsimcli software is freely available for download (https://github.com/iled/gsimcli).

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering Sciences, Doctorate, Instituto Superior Técnico

Statistics and Information Management, Master, NOVA Information Management School (NOVA IMS)

Mathematics with specialization in Statistics, Bachelor, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

Keywords

  • HA Statistics
  • Geostatistics
  • Spatial analysis
  • Spatial regression
  • Spatial statistics
  • Geographical weighted regression
  • Kriging
  • Spatial interpolation
  • Q Science (General)
  • Climate Change
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Precipitation indices
  • drought
  • climate variability
  • Smart cities
  • G Geography (General)
  • Spatial analysis
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Health determinants
  • Health inequalities
  • Urban climate
  • Urban development
  • Tourism
  • Smart cities
  • Location Intelligence
  • Open geographic data

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Research Output 2001 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)

Ranking European capitals by exposure to heat waves and cold waves

Smid, M., Russo, S., Costa, A. C., Granell, C. & Pebesma, E., 1 Mar 2019, In : Urban Climate. 27, March, p. 388-402 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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ranking
heat
metropolitan area
threat
mortality
7 Citations (Scopus)
34 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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urban system
downscaling
projection
climate
urban planning

Forecasting tourism demand for Lisbon’s region through a data mining approach

Ricardo, H., Gonçalves, I. & Costa, A. C., 1 Jan 2018, Proceedings of the 11th IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2018, IS 2018. Isaias, P., Nunes, M. B., Powell, P. & Rodrigues, L. (eds.). IADIS Press, p. 58-66 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Data mining
Learning systems
Support vector machines
Time series
Industry

Optimising citizen-driven air quality monitoring networks for cities

Gupta, S., Pebesma, E., Degbelo, A. & Costa, A. C., 30 Nov 2018, In : ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 7, 12, 468.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Air quality
air quality
air
monitoring
citizen
Open Access
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Portugal
offense
regression
financial assistance
crime rate

Prizes

Best Paper Award

Jorge Gorricha (Recipient), Ana C. Costa (Recipient) & Victor José Almeida Sousa Lobo (Recipient), Feb 2012

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Best Presentation Award

Ana C. Costa (Recipient), 22 Jun 2013

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Best Quantitative Paper Award

Hugo Ricardo (Recipient), Ivo Carlos Pereira Gonçalves (Recipient) & Ana C. Costa (Recipient), 16 Apr 2018

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