## Martínez Minaya, Joaquín

#### Postdoc Fellow

Applied Statistics
##### Helbidea

Mazarredo, 14. 48009 Bilbao Basque Country - Spain

##### Harremana

**SHORT BIO**

I am currently a postdoc researcher at BCAM. I obtained the degree in Mathematics in 2013 at the University of Valencia. Posteriorly, I received the Master’s Degree in Biostatistics in 2015 at the same University. In 2019, I finished the Ph.D in Statistics and Optimization which started as a collaboration of the University of Valencia and the Valencian Institute for Agricultural Research (IVIA). The main objectives of the thesis were to apply Bayesian spatio-temporal models in plant disease epidemiology and marine and vegetal species distribution, and develop new methodological tools to solve statistical problems appeared in the application of this models in real contexts.

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**MY INTERESTS**

My main interest is to implement Bayesian spatio-temporal models to estimate plant disease risks to improve the current control strategies and to prevent the introduction of quarantine plant pathogens. Also, to study the distribution of marine species in order to define the suitable protected areas for the species conservation. I am also interested in computational statistics, in particular, in developing methods in order to deal with compositional data using the INLA methodology.