I became passionate about Statistics while playing cards when I was a child. And, for me, doing research in Statistics still feels like playing a funny game.

Dr. López Oriona received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and his master’s degree in Statistics both from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), his master’s degree in Big Data Analytics from the European University of Madrid (Spain), and his PhD in Statistics from the University of A Coruña (Spain). He was a Visiting Researcher at the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), the University of Sydney (Australia), the Helmut Schmidt University of Hamburg (Germany), and Lancaster University (United Kingdom). Since September 2023, he is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Environmental Statistics Research Group at KAUST, under the supervision of Professor Ying Sun. His research interests include Computational Statistics, Directional Statistics, Fuzzy Set Theory, and Time Series Data Mining, among others.