Claudia Vitolo is a scientist working on developing tools and algorithms for forecasting high-impact weather. Her research interests are in the field of geospatial analytics and artificial intelligence applied to Earth observations. She is passionate about new open technologies and likes to explore their use in the context of environmental applications.
She holds a PhD from Imperial College London and her thesis explored the use of data mining and machine learning techniques for hydrological modelling applications. She authored several R packages and prototyped a number of web applications for Environmental Virtual Observatories dedicated to water scarcity, climate change, hydrological modelling, and air pollution.
Claudia co-founded R-Ladies Global and WomenInGeospatial, world-wide organizations to promote gender diversity in the R and geospatial communities (respectively). Also, she is a member of the R-Consortium Infrastructure Steering Committee.