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Research group on Compositional and Spatial Data Analysis

Welcome to the COSDA-UPC Research Group!

Research group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), working jointly with the researchers of COSDA at the Universitat de Girona (UdG).

The COSDA-UPC Research Group is an evolution of the Group NRG (Natural Risks and Geostatistics), which was recognized as an UPC-Research Group for some years.



COSDA-UPC dedicates itself to the development and application of statistical techniques for the analysis of compositional and spatial data. The particular nature of compositional data requires specific statistical techniques.   

COSDA-UPC is currently working in the following research lines:

  • Biomarkers and genetic markers.
  • Natural hazards, pollution and climatic change.
  • Comparative characterization of alimentation systems from a global point of view.

COSDA-UPC contributes to knowledge transfer by applying compositional methods in other fields of science. Our research activities imply the education of new investigators, knowledge transfer and divulgation: the biannual international CoDa-workshop, CoDa-courses, and software.


Where are we?

Currently the members of the group work at:

  • Facultat de Matemàtiques i Estadística (FME)

  • Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria de Camins Canals i Ports de Barcelona (ETSECCPB)