- Deputy Director, University of Oxford
Dr Friederike Otto is Deputy Director of the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) at the University of Oxford and a Senior Researcher at the ECI Global Climate Science Programme.
Before taking up the position current position, Friederike led and coordinated the distributed computing climate modelling project climateprediction.net.
Her main research interest is on extreme weather events, improving and developing methodologies to answer the question of ‘whether and to what extent external climate drivers alter the likelihood of extreme weather‘. Furthermore, she investigates the policy implication of this emerging scientific field.
She is the lead scientist on the international project World Weather Attribution which aims at providing an assessment of the human-influence on extreme weather events shortly after the event occurring or while it is still evolving.
Friederike graduated with a Diploma (masters equivalent) in Physics from the University of Potsdam and obtained a PhD in Philosophy of Science from the Free University Berlin in 2012.