Dr Ting Wang is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Otago. She co-leads (with Professor Mark Bebbington, Massey University) Research Aim 1.4 Simulating on-going and disruptive volcanism.
Her research field is multidisciplinary centering on the interface of statistics and geosciences. Her main focus has been designing and developing novel statistical models to study seismic and volcanic activity and to provide probabilistic forecasts of future activity.
Her expertise in the area of missing data analysis and stochastic modelling will be applied to this project to design a statistical model for forecasting future eruptions (including style, location and size/duration), and identify geochemical/geophysical indicators that have good forecasting power.