Dr. Jordan Richards was a postdoctoral fellow in the Extreme Statistics Research Group of Prof. Raphaël Huser from October 2021 to January 2024, developing machine learning approaches for spatial extremes with environmental applications.

After his postdoc at KAUST, Jordan moved to the University of Edinburgh, UK, where he embraced an academic career by becoming a Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) in Statistics. See his personal website here.

Education and early career

Jordan Richards received his Ph.D.  from Lancaster University under the supervision of Jonathan A. Tawn, Jennifer L. Wadsworth, and Simon Brown (from the UK Met Office). He joined KAUST as a postdoc in October 2021.

Areas of expertise and current scientific interests

Dr. Richards's mainly interested in extreme value theory, spatial statistics, and deep learning applied to the modeling and inference for extremes (e.g., neural inference, deep quantile regression, etc.). From an applied perspective, his interests are mostly centered on the statistical modeling of extreme weather events.