Personal Information:

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Name: Maria-Chara

Surname: Karypidou

Date of Birth: 17/10/1993

Country of Residence: Greece

Nationality: Greek

E-mail: karypidou@geo.auth.gr

Studies:

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Geography, Department of Geography, University of the Aegean, 2011- 2015.

Undergraduate Dissertation Title: “Geostatistical analysis of the distribution of temperature for Greece, for the period 1971-2000. Study and construction of maps.”

Supervisor: Professor Phaedon Kyriakidis

 

  • Master of Science in “Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment”, School of Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2015-2017 (in progress).

Master Thesis Title: "Impact of climate variability on mosquito occurrence and malaria transmission in Greece"

Supervisor: Assistant Professor Eleni Katragkou

 

Foreign Languages:

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  • English (Certificate of Proficiency in English – The University of Michigan)

  • German (Goethe-Zertificate B1 – Goethe Institut)

 

Computer/ Software Knowledge:

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  • Windows, Linux (Kubuntu)

  • Microsoft Office, LibreOffice

  • R, CDO (Climate Data Operators)

  • ArcGIS, Quantum GIS, GRASS GIS, DIVA-GIS

 

Research Interests:

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  • Climatology, Climate Change

  • Geographic Information Systems

  • Spatial Analysis/ Spatial Statistics/ Geostatistics

  • Vector-borne Disease Modeling

  • Location-Allocation Analysis

  • Cartography, Geographic Visualization

 

Work Experience:

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  • TAMSAT Research Group, University of Reading, Department of Meteorology, UK. Erasmus Placement Program (01/07/2014 – 30/09/2014) 

Project Title: “Defining Zones of Homogeneous Precipitation over Africa for the Calibration of the TAMSAT Rainfall Algorithm”

Supervisor: Dr. Elena Tarnavsky

Other Activities:

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  • Participation in the TAMSAT Development Workshop (18/08/2014 – 04/09/2014), University of Reading, Department of Meteorology, UK.

  • Participation in the Autumn School 2016: “Use of satellite data in nowcasting high impact weather”, 12 – 16 September 2016, Thessaloniki, Neoi - Epivates, Greece. The workshop was a collaboration between Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and EUMETSAT.

  • Participation in the Workshop "Mathematical Models of Climate Variability, Environmental Change and Infectious Diseases", 8 - 19 May 2017, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy.

 

Abstracts in Conferences without Publication:

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  • Karypidou M. C., Mamara A., Anadranistakis M., Kyriakidis P., Spatial distribution of mean monthly temperature for Greece, using deterministic and geostatistical spatial interpolation methods, RMetS Student Conference 2015, 1-3 July, University of Birmingham, UK.

http://www.rmets.org/sites/rmets.org/files/event_documents/6/Master%20Abstract%20Book%20V3_0.pdf (pg. 38).

  • Karypidou Μ., Katragkou E., Mazaris A., Mourelatos S, Gewehr S., Kalaitzopoulou S, Tompkins A., Impact of climate variability on mosquito activity over Greece and linkages to malaria incidence, Impact of Environmental Changes on Infectious Diseases 2017, 17-19 May, Trieste, Italy.