Uldis Zandovskis is a PhD student in the Department of Geography. He completed a BSc in Geophysics at the University of Edinburgh. His thesis focused on improving classification methodology for periodic low-frequency volcanic earthquakes. This is because initiation and stoppage of clusters of such earthquakes correlate with larger seismic events and might be used to understand the underlying physical processes.
His main motivation for choosing to study geophysics was to be able to study natural hazards in order to improve the understanding of their precursors and propagation. Therefore, he joined the CANES programme at King's as it offers a tremendous opportunity to use quantitative science in order to better understand natural hazards, with a particular emphasis on extreme events.
After completing the MSc component of the programme, he has now moved into the Department of Geography to work on his PhD.
Thesis title: 'Spatial-temporal clustering analyses of natural hazards'
See Uldis' research profile