The interesting thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone’s backyard, as John Tukey famously said (famously if you’re a statistician!). Over my career so far I have covered topics from avalanches (Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research) to extreme weather early warning systems (UK Met Office). I’ve even helped to create a phone app to identify birds from their songs, AKA “Shazam for birds”.
One of the most interesting topics has been explosive volcanism, working with scientists in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol.
Contributed to the DataCubed blog.