Thomas Neyens

University of Hasselt

Thomas is a visiting FWO Research Fellow from Belgium. He obtained his MSc in Biology at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and his MSc and PhD in Statistics at the University of Hasselt (Belgium). He currently works at the University of Hasselt and his research interests lie within the field of spatial statistics in ecology and conservation biology. He focuses on the use of citizen science in ecological research and attempts to build a general statistical framework to correctly analyze crowd-sourced data that are typically hampered by problems, such as the occurrence of preferential sampling. Within CHICAS, he mainly works together with Peter Diggle and Emanuele Giorgi.