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Teaching Staff

Biography

Ana Cristina Costa is Associate Professor at NOVA IMS and holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences (Technical University of Lisbon). The main scientific research area is spatial statistics, particularly the modelling of spatial-temporal phenomena using geostatistics and local spatial regression. She has more than eighty refereed scientific publications, including a book, articles in international journals, and conference proceedings. Ana Costa has lectured over a dozen short courses in statistics topics, as well as courses on SAS System programming. She collaborated in several research and development projects, both national and international, and she coordinated the GSIMCLI research project (PTDC/GEO-MET/4026/2012) funded by FCT (Portuguese Science Foundation).

Scientific Publications

Manoel, L., Costa, A. C., & Cabral, P. (2022)

Voter Turnout in Portugal: A Geographical Perspective. Papers in Applied Geography, 8(1), 88-111. https://doi.org/10.1080/23754931.2021.1958251

Mendoza-Silva, G., Costa, A. C., Torres-Sospedra, J., Painho, M., & Huerta, J. (2021)

Environment-Aware Regression for Indoor Localization based on WiFi Fingerprinting. IEEE Sensors Journal, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2021.3073878

Tavares, J. P., & Costa, A. C. (2021)

Spatial Modeling and Analysis of the Determinants of Property Crime in Portugal. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 10(11), 1-18. [731]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi10110731

Branco, P., Gonçalves, F., & Costa, A. C. (2020)

Tailored algorithms for anomaly detection in photovoltaic systems. Energies, 13(1), [225]. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13010225

Smid, M., Russo, S., Costa, A. C., Granell, C., & Pebesma, E. (2019)

Ranking European capitals by exposure to heat waves and cold waves. Urban Climate, 27(March), 388-402. DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2018.12.010

Moraes, D., Ribeiro, S., & Costa, A. C. (2019)

Modelling air temperature in Brazilian northeast to evaluate change patterns from 2000 to 2017. In 19th  International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference, SGEM 2019 (2.2 ed., Vol. 19, pp. 915-922). (International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM). https://doi.org/10.5593/sgem2019/2.2/S11.113

Pina, T. D. C., & Costa, A. C. (2019)

Modelling brussels bike-sharing open data using spatial regression models. In International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM (2.2 ed., Vol. 19, pp. 923-930). (International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM). https://doi.org/10.5593/sgem2019/2.2/S11.114

Gupta, S., Pebesma, E., Degbelo, A., Costa, A. C. (2018)

Optimising Citizen-Driven Air Quality Monitoring Networks for Cities. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 7(12), 468. [Special Issue Volunteered Geographic Information: Analysis, Integration, Vision, Engagement (VGI-ALIVE)]. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi7120468.

Šmid, M., & Costa, A. C. (2018)

Climate projections and downscaling techniques: a discussion for impact studies in urban systems. International Journal of Urban Sciences, 22(3), 277-307. [Advanced online publication on 27 november 2017]. DOI: 10.1080/12265934.2017.1409132

Ricardo, H., Ivo, G., & Costa, A. C. (2018)

Forecasting tourism demand for Lisbon’s region through a data mining approach. In M. B. Nunes, P. Isaías, & P. Powell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th  IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2018 (pp. 58-66). IADIS Press. ISBN: 978-989-8533-74-6

Adeoluwa Akande, Ana Cristina Costa, Jorge Mateu and Roberto Henriques (2017)

Geospatial Analysis of Extreme Weather Events in Nigeria (1985–2015) Using Self-Organizing Maps. Advances in Meteorology, 2017, Article ID 8576150, 11 p. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/8576150

Bofana, J. D. R., & Costa, A. C. (2017)

Comparison of spatial interpolators for variability analysis of soil chemical properties in Cuamba (Mozambique). African Journal of Agricultural Research, 12(25), 2153-2162. DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2016.12415

Ribeiro, S., Caineta, J., Costa, A. C., & Henriques, R. (2017)

gsimcli: A geostatistical procedure for the homogenisation of climatic time series. International Journal Of Climatology, 37(8), 3452-3467. DOI: 10.1002/joc.4929

Ribeiro, S., Caineta, J., & Costa, A. C. (2017)

Assessing the Performance of the Gsimcli Homogenisation Method with Precipitation Monthly Data from the COST-HOME Benchmark. In J. J. Gómez-Hernández, J. Rodrigo-Ilarri, E. Cassiraga, M. E. Rodrigo-Clavero, & J. A. Vargas-Guzmán (Eds.), Geostatistics Valencia 2016 (pp. 909-918). (Quantitative Geology and Geostatistics; Vol. 16). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-46819-8_63

Mühlbauer, S., Costa, A. C., & Caetano, M. (2016)

A spatiotemporal analysis of droughts and the influence of North Atlantic Oscillation in the Iberian Peninsula based on MODIS imagery. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 1-19. doi: 10.1007/s00704-015-1451-9

Ribeiro, S., Caineta, J., Costa, A. C., Henriques, R., & Soares, A. (2016)

Detection of inhomogeneities in precipitation time series in Portugal using direct sequential simulation. Atmospheric Research, 171, 147-158. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.11.014

Bhowmik, A. K., & Costa, A. C. (2015)

Representativeness impacts on accuracy and precision of climate spatial interpolation in data-scarce regions. Meteorological Applications, 22(3), 368-377. doi: 10.1002/met.1463

Ribeiro, S., Caineta, J., Costa, A. C., & Soares, A. (2015)

Establishment of Detection and Correction Parameters for a Geostatistical Homogenisation Approach. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 27, 83-88. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2015.07.115

Costa, A. C. (2015)

Precipitation dynamics and desertification in the south of Portugal. A geostatistical stochastic approach. Saarbrücken, Germany: Scholar’s Press, 396 pp. ISBN: 978-3-639-76759-9.

Da Silveira, L. E., Alves, D., Painho, M., Costa, A. C., & Alcantara, A. (2013)

The Evolution of Population Distribution on the Iberian Peninsula: A Transnational Approach (1877-2001). Historical Methods, 46(3), 157-174. doi: 10.1080/01615440.2013.804787

Gorricha, J., Lobo, V., & Costa, A. C. (2013)

A framework for exploratory analysis of extreme weather events using geostatistical procedures and 3D self-organizing maps. International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, 6(1-2), 16-26.

Bhowmik, A., & Costa, A. C. (2012)

A geostatistical approach to the seasonal precipitation effect on Boro rice production in Bangladesh. International Journal of Geosciences, 3(3), 443-462. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2012.33048

Costa, A. C., & Soares, A. (2012)

Local spatiotemporal dynamics of a simple aridity index in a region susceptible to desertification. Journal of Arid Environments, 87, 8-18. doi: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.05.005

Costa, A. C., Santos, J. A., & Pinto, J. G. (2012)

Climate change scenarios for precipitation extremes in Portugal. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 108(1-2), 217-234. doi: 10.1007/s00704-011-0528-3

Sulçe, A., Drate, P., Costa, A. C., & Painho, M. (2012)

Space-time patterns of temperature in Sweden and Europe. In D. J. a. D. V. E. Jérôme Gensel (Ed.), Multidisciplinary Research on Geographical Information in Europe and Beyond: Proceedings of the AGILE'2012 International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Avignon, France, 24-27 April (pp. 343-344).

Costa, A. C. (2011)

Local patterns and trends of the Standard Precipitation Index in southern Portugal (1940-1999). Advances in Geosciences, 30, 11-16. doi: 10.5194/adgeo-30-11-2011.

Negreiros, J., Costa, A. C., & Painho, M. (2011)

Evaluation of Stochastic Geographical Matters: Morphologic Geostatistics, Conditional Sequential Simulation and Geographical Weighted Regression. Trends in Applied Science Research, 6(3), 237-255. doi: 10. 3923/TASR.2011.237-255

Costa, A. C., Soares, A., Pereira, M. J., & Durão, R. (2010)

Evaluation of space-time dynamics in extreme precipitation frequency using geostatistical cosimulation with elevation. WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development 6(1), 44-53.

Durão, R. M., Pereira, M. J., Costa, A. C., Delgado, J., del Barrio, G., & Soares, A. (2010)

Spatial-temporal dynamics of precipitation extremes in southern Portugal: a geostatistical assessment study. International Journal of Climatology, 30(10), 1526-1537. doi: 10.1002/joc.1999

Tewolde, M. G., Beza, T. A., Costa, A. C., & Painho, M. (2010)

Comparison of different interpolation techniques to map temperature in the southern region of Eritrea. In: Painho, M., Santos, M. Y., Pundt, H. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 13th  AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science - Geospatial Thinking, Guimarães, Portugal.

Costa, A. C., & Soares, A. (2009)

Homogenization of Climate Data: Review and New Perspectives Using Geostatistics. Mathematical Geosciences, 41(3), 291-305.

Costa, A. C., & Soares, A. (2009)

Trends in extreme precipitation indices derived from a daily rainfall database for the South of Portugal. International Journal of Climatology, 29(13), 1956-1975. doi: 10.1002/joc.1834

Durao, R., Pereira, M. J., Costa, A. C., Corte-Real, J. M., & Soares, A. (2009)

Indices of precipitation extremes in Southern Portugal - a geostatistical approach. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 9(1), 241-250.

Correia, A. M., Sá, D., Costa, A. C., & Sarmento, A. (2009)

Building a Knowledge and Learning Society in Portugal – Adult Students in Technological Schools and Higher Education Institutions. In B. Merrill (Ed.), Learning to Change? The Role of Identity and Learning Careers in Adult Education (pp. 193-211). Hamburg: Peter Lang.

Costa, A. C., Soares, A., Pereira, M. J., & Durao, R. (2009)

Assessment of local dynamics in extreme precipitation frequency using direct sequential cosimulation. In M. Jha, C. Long, N. Mastorakis & C. A. Bulucea (Eds.), Environmental Science and Sustainability (pp. 31-36). Athens: World Scientific and Engineering Acad and Soc.

Costa, A. C., Oliveira, T., Dias, S., & Painho, M. (2009)

Spatial patterns of daily precipitation intensity in southern Portugal, 1940–1999. Paper presented at the 12th  AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science – Advances in GIScience, Hannover, Germany.

Costa, A. C., Durao, R., Pereira, M. J., & Soares, A. (2008)

Using stochastic space-time models to map extreme precipitation in southern Portugal. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 8(4), 763-773.

Costa, A. C., Durao, R., Soares, A., & Pereira, M. J. (2008)

A geostatistical exploratory analysis of precipitation extremes in southern Portugal. Revstat-Statistical Journal, 6(1), 21-32.

Costa, A. C. M., Negreiros, J., & Soares, A. (2008)

Identification of inhomogeneities in precipitation time series using stochastic simulation. In A. Soares, M. J. Pereira & R. Dimitrakopoulos (Eds.), Geoenv Vi - Geostatistics for Environmental Applications, Proceedings (Vol. 15, pp. 275-282). Dordrecht: Springer.

Negreiros, J., Painho, M., Lopes, I., & Costa, A. C. (2008)

Spatial autocorrelation and association measures Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations (pp. 1502-1508). Hershey: Information Science Reference.

Sá, D. M., & Costa, A. C. (2008)

Participatory geographic information systems Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations (pp. 1179-1184): Information Science Reference.

Correia, A. M. R., de Sa, D. M., Costa, A. C., Sarmento, A., & Ieee. (2008)

Educational Characteristics of Adult Students in Portuguese Technological Schools. Paper presented at the Fie: 2008 Ieee Frontiers in Education Conference, Vols 1-3, New York.

Negreiros, J., Painho, M., Costa, A. C., Cabral, P., & Aguilar, F. (2008)

The local confidence uncertainty plume of SAKWeb (c). Paper presented at the Risk Analysis Vi: Simulation and Hazard Mitigation, Southampton.

Negreiros, J., Painho, M., Costa, A. C., Cabral, P., & Oliveira, T. (2008)

The nugget-effect approaches of SAKWeb (c) for environmental modelling. Paper presented at the Geo-Environment and Landscape Evolution Iii, Southampton.