Curriculum Vitae

Luis Román Carrasco, PhD

National University of Singapore,

Department of Biological Sciences,

14 Science Drive 4, 117543, Singapore, Singapore

Tel.: 006591377291




  • PhD Environmental Research. Imperial College London at Silwood Park (ICL) (United Kingdom). Funding body: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA, UK), Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA).
    Supervisors: Prof. J. D. Mumford (ICL), Dr. R. Baker (FERA), Dr. J. D. Knight (ICL) and Dr. A. MacLeod (FERA).
    Areas: Invasive alien species spread modelling; bioeconomic modelling; risk analysis and management; applied statistics; agent based and spatial modelling and mathematical modelling.
  • Doctoral courses (software/ institution): Bayesian statistics (WinBUGS); Generalised Linear Models in R (applied to ecology); Analysing Spatial Data in R: Disease Mapping. (R/ Imperial College London); Econometrics; Microeconomics (Carlos III University, Madrid); Environmental & Economics Modelling (GAMS); Risk analysis and management (@Risk); Environmental Economics (Limdep); Regulatory Agricultural Policy for Agricultural Prices; GIS applied to Environmental Resource Management (ArcGIS, IDRISI, Polytechnic University of Madrid).


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education. Complutense University of Madrid (Spain).
    Areas: Theory of education, education psychology, curriculum preparation and evaluation, didactics for biological sciences. Practicum teaching biology in a Junior College.


  • MSc in Environmental Management for Business. Cranfield University (UK).
  • Major: Environmental Economics and Policy analysis. Main subjects: Environmental and Resource Management, Risk Analysis.


  • BEng. Agricultural Engineering. Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain).
  • Major: Agricultural Economics.
    Areas: ecology, crop protection and production, statistics, calculus, algebra, differential equations, economics, agricultural and environmental policy analysis.


2012 Jan-

  • Assistant Professor: Department of Biological Sciences of the National University of Singapore.

2010 – 2012

  • Research fellow: Department of Statistics and Applied Probability of the National University of Singapore.
    • Project: Optimising local management of global pandemics – a modelling approach.
      Funded: National Medical Research Council.
  • Research fellow: Department of Statistics and Applied Probability of the National University of Singapore.
    • Project: Statistical inference and modelling for infectious diseases: disease control and the effect of model complexity.
      Funded: NUS.
      Principal Investigator: Dr Alex Cook, NUS.
    • Research: Epidemic models combined with economic models for decision making; Markov Chain Monte Carlo and Approximate Bayesian Computation parameterization techniques.