Ana Russo

Postdoctoral Fellow


Instituto Dom Luiz
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
Campo Grande, Edf. C8, Piso 3, Sala 8.3.15
1749-016 Lisbon

Areas of Scientific activity

Extreme events, Environmental Applications, Air Quality, Wildfires, Circulation Weather Types, Neural Network models, Geostatistical modeling.


Ana Russo is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute Dom Luis (IDL), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, under the supervision of Dr. Célia Gouveia. Her main activity develops within the project QSeca. Other tasks in which she is involved or collaborates relate to (1) the influence of weather on air quality; (2) air quality spatial-temporal modeling; (3) time-series analysis. She has received her PhD in 2011 with Air Quality Spatio-Temporal Forecasting in the Urban Region of Lisbon, a hybrid stochastic and neural approach.

During the last years she has focused on neural and geostatistical air quality modeling. Additionally she is also interested on the impact of climate variability and weather patterns and extremes on air quality and human mortality. She has also participated as member of the research team of several FCT projects and EU funded projects, in particular, FUME (7PQ) and SinesBioAr (Life-Ambiente).


  • 2011: Ph.D. in Environmental Engeneering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. Thesis “Air Quality Spatio-Temporal Forecasting in the Urban Region of Lisbon”.
  • 2005: M. Sc. in Geophysical Sciences– Meteorology, Sciences Faculty, University of Lisbon. Thesis “Aplicação da análise em componentes principais não lineares a dados meteorológicos” under the supervisiono f Prof. Carlos Pires and Prof. Ricardo Trigo.
  • 2001: Degree in Geophysical Sciences – Meteorology, University of Lisbon. Thesis “Optimização das previsões meteorológicas a longo prazo mediante a utilização de bases em componentes predictíveis (experiência num modelo quase geostrófico)”.


  • Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratório Associado IDL of the University of Lisbon.