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Dr Francesca Pianosi

Dr Francesca Pianosi

Dr Francesca Pianosi

Senior Lecturer in Water and Environmental Engineering

Office 2.16
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5701

Research summary

My main research interest is the application of mathematical modelling to advance the understanding and support the sustainable management of human-environment systems, and in particular water resource systems.

My current research activity develops mainly around two topical areas:

Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis: to advance the development and use of statistical analysis techniques for investigating the propagation of uncertainty in numerical models (mainly but not exclusively in the environmental domain). The objective of my research is to provide methods and tools for model developers to enhance the construction and validation of their models; and for model users to assess the robustness ...

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Francesca Pianosi received her MSc in Environmental Engineering in 2004 and her PhD in Information Engineering in 2008 from Politecnico di Milano (Technology University of Milan), Italy. In 2009 she was visiting postdoctoral researcher at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, the Netherlands, and later Postdoc in the research group of Planning and Management of Environmental Systems at Politecnico di Milano. She joined the University of Bristol in 2013 as Research Associate in the NERC-funded CREDIBLE Project on "Uncertainty and Risk in Natural Hazard". Since January 2016 she is Lecturer in Water and Environmental Engineering. In 2017 she achieved Fellowship of ...

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