• 240 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
20002019

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Ana is a spatial scientist with a research background in geostatistics for environmental applications. She has been involved in research projects which use geostatistical modelling to quantify and map environmental data. Besides her research in geostatistics, Ana has provided environmental consultancy services to private and public companies concerning contamination assessments and environmental strategic assessments. Ana's current research interests include geospatial data analysis and integration, environmental modelling and uncertainty assessment.

Research Interests

Extensive experience in statistical and geostatistical data processing and modelling, contamination & environmental impact assessments, GIS, remote & proximal sensing, and environmental monitoring. Conducting applied research in geostatistical modelling algorithms and methodologies for environmental and health management

Professional Information

External Appointments & Memberships:

  • Member of the Pedometrics Advisory Group 2014-2018
  • Pedometrics Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences
  • Member of the Medal Committee of the International Spatial Accuracy Research Association

Editorial roles on journals:

  • Geoderma (Editorial Board member)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Engineering), Instituto Superior Tecnico

20062009

Award Date: 13 Jan 2011

Bachelor and Master of Science (Environmental Engineering), Instituto Superior Tecnico

19941999

External positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, The University of Sydney

Jan 2012Aug 2014

Researcher and Consultant , Instituto Superior Tecnico

Oct 2004Dec 2011

Environmental Engineer, Enersis Chile hoy Enel Chile

20042005

Environmental Consultant, DHV SGPS

May 2001Sep 2004

Environmental Consultant, SEIA Consultores

20002001

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Research Output

Applied Bayesian modeling for assessment of interpretation uncertainty in spatial domains

McManus, S., Rahman, A., Horta, A. & Coombes, J., 2019, Applied Statistics and Policy Analysis Conference, 2019: Effective policy through the use of big data, accurate estimates and modern computing tools and statistical modelling. 12 p.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

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  • A workflow for assessing interpretation uncertainty in spatial domains using Bayesian approximation

    McManus, S., Rahman, A., Horta, A. & Coombes, J., 13 Nov 2019, International Future Mining Conference 2019: Conference Proceedings. Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, p. 14-18 5 p.

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

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  • An uncertainty-based approach to quantify the spatial representativeness of local health datasets

    Whitsed, R., Horta, A., Soares, A. & Jelinek, H., 2018.

    Research output: Other contribution to conferenceAbstract

    Assessing representativeness of a rural Australian clinical database using a spatial modelling approach

    Whitsed, R., Horta, A. & Jelinek, H. F., 2018, EMBEC and NBC 2017 Conference Proceedings. Eskola, H., Väisänen, O., Viik, J. & Hyttinen, J. (eds.). Springer-Verlag London Ltd., Vol. 65. p. 932-935 4 p.

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

  • Assessment of interpretation and spatial uncertainty of spatial domains

    McManus, S., Horta, A., Rahman, A. & Coombes, J., Oct 2018, p. 285. 1 p.

    Research output: Other contribution to conferenceAbstract

  • Prizes

    Fellow Higher Education Academy

    Ana Horta (Recipient), 23 Apr 2018

    Prize: Other distinction

    Geoderma’s Best Review Award of 2015

    Ana Horta (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Other distinction

    Activities

    • 1 Editorial responsibility
    • 1 Advisory panel/policy group/board
    • 1 Committees and working groups

    Geoderma (Journal)

    Ana Horta (Reviewer)
    20172021

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial responsibility

    Pedometrics Advisory Board (International Union of Soil Sciences) (External organisation)

    Ana Horta (Member)
    2015 → …

    Activity: Membership Advisory panel/policy group/boardIndustry

    International Spatial Accuracy Research Association (External organisation)

    Ana Horta (Member)
    2015 → …

    Activity: Membership Committees and working groupsIndustry

    Press / Media

    Improving walkability

    Ana Horta & Rachel Whitsed

    28/06/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    ARC grant for wine research at CSU

    Lisa Given, Alain Deloire, A. Horta & Mary Kelly

    08/07/15

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media