Dr Maryna Lukach

Dr Maryna Lukach


Before I joined NCAS in February 2018, I worked extensively with weather radar data during my time at the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMI) in 2011 - 2018. I obtained my PhD degree at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, in 2016. My doctoral research was focused on theoretical and applied aspects of the multivariate generalised rational interval interpolation with a direct application to the field of weather radar data analysis. My interest in atmospheric science lead me to complete the postgraduate studies program in Weather and Climate Modeling at the University of Ghent, Belgium, in 2012 - 2014. My other studies include a master degree in Computer Science from the University of Antwerp, Belgium (2006) and a master degree in Mathematics from Donetsk State University, Ukraine (1999).


  • weather radar data analysis for NCAS
  • weather forecast evaluation for BBC

Research interests

With a background in weather and climate modelling, mathematics, and computer science, I have obtained experience in using numerical techniques for atmospheric science applications. I have been involved in a variety of research projects dealing with the detection of special signatures in radar data from single - polarisation weather radar (e.g. hail or birds) and continue to explore my interests in using AI techniques to analyse dual - polarisation weather radar data.

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  • Diploma of the Postgraduate Studies in Weather and Climate Modeling, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Master of Computer Science (Mathematics and Computer Science), University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Mathematician, Teacher of mathematics (Mathematics), Donetsk State University, Ukraine

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science