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Dr Devaraj Gopinathan awarded a Newton International Fellowship on tsunami hazard modelling

11 October 2016

Dr Devaraj Gopinathan has been awarded a Newton International Fellowship, funded by the UK Royal Society and the Indian Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB). The Newton International Fellowship scheme provides the opportunity for the best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years. Dr Gopinathan graduated from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India.

The project is entitled "Inverse Modelling of Tsunami Source Characterization and its Use in Early Warnings" and runs from September 2016 till 2018. It seeks to better understand the complex multi-disciplinary phenomena associated with the entire life cycle of a tsunami, to develop better physical source models, and to carry out statistical emulation of numerical tsunami models, in order to efficiently assess the hazard, especially for India.

This is the first ever awarded Newton Fellowship to the Department of Statistical Science. The host is Professor Serge Guillas who has recently worked with Dr Gopinathan and his supervisors. See links below.

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