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 researchers of COSDA at the Universitat de Girona (UdG) and other academic institutions.


The COSDA-UPC group is dedicated 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.
  • Other applications in science and engineering.

COSDA-UPC contributes to knowledge transfer by applying compositional methods in other fields of science. Our research activities include the education of new researchers, 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)