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Invited Speakers


We are privileged to have some exciting keynote speakers to open
each day of theconference.


Raphaėl Huser is Associate Professor of Statistics in theComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and
Engineering (CEMSE) Division at the King Abdullah University
of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, where he
leads the Extreme Statistics (extSTAT) research group. Before
joining KAUST, Huser received his Ph.D. degree in statistics
from the Swiss Federal University of Lausanne (EPFL) in 2013.
Huser has received several awards for his research work and is
an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). Huser's research
focuses on the development of new flexible and theoretically-motivated statistical
models, as well as computationally efficient statistical machine learning inference
methods, for extreme events in complex systems arising in various applications from
climate and earth sciences, (crypto-)finance, and neuroscience. His work aims at
making an impact in statistics of extremes and beyond, by improving models, prediction, and quantification of risk based on high-dimensional, multivariate and/or spatio-temporal, non-stationary datasets.



Elena Volpi is Associate professor in the School of CivilEngineering of Roma Tre University. Her research and teaching
interests span hydrology, hydraulic infrastructures, flood-risk
assessment and mitigation. She is the President of the
International Commission on Statistical Hydrology of the
International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS).
Specific research interests include: analysis and modeling of
rainfall fields, space-time variability and the impact on hydrologic
response; univariate/multivariate analysis and modeling of extreme events for design and risk assessment; stochastic modeling of hydrological processes with uncertainty, model selection and model averaging; impact of environmental change, including climate, land use, and infrastructures.


Marc Walraven is the Senior Advisor for Storm Surge Barriersat Rijswaterstaat - the Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and
Water. He works with an improvement team to achieve synergy
for all Storm Surge Barriers managed by Rijkswaterstaat. He is
responsible for the Rijkswaterstaat knowledge strategy to
achieve balance between in house knowledge related to industry
and knowledge institutes. He is a founder and Delivery Board
member of the I-STORM international network of Storm Surge
Barriers. He is a leader of the Operational Team of the Maeslant and Hartel Barriers, which protect Rotterdam.



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