Postdoctoral Researcher

Fabio Brill is a postdoctoral researcher in the group “Applied Geoinformation Science” (Prof. Dr. Tobia Lakes) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, currently working on water-related climate change risks within the project CliWaC. In this context, he focusses on mismatches between various methods of risk quantification and stakeholder needs as well as stakeholder risk perception, to identify potential conflicts and synergies in space.

A natural scientist by training, with a Bachelors in BioGeo-Sciences from the FSU Jena, and a Masters in Environmental Earth Sciences from the FU Berlin, Fabio turned towards risk estimation and data science during his doctoral studies as associated member of the research training group NatRiskChange – Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World, at the University of Potsdam. Before joining HU and IRI THESys, he has been working at the GFZ Potsdam in the group on flood risk and climate adaptation with PD Dr. Heidi Kreibich, and was involved in the project RIESGOS on the development of multi-risk information system components for the Andes region.

Research Interests

  • Risk estimation of natural hazards and climate change
  • Applied geospatial data science
  • Comparisons of risk models and risk perception

Selected Publications

Sairam, N.; Brill, F.; Sieg, T.; Kellermann, P.; Schröter, K.; Nguyen, D.V.; Merz, B.; Lüdtke, S.; Farrag, M.; Vorogushyn, S.; Kreibich, H. Process-based flood risk assessment for Germany. Earth’s Future, 9, e2021EF002259.

Brill, F.; Schlaffer, S.; Martinis, S.; Schröter, K.; Kreibich, H. Extrapolating Satellite-Based Flood Masks by One-Class Classification—A Test Case in Houston. Remote Sensing. 2021, 13, 2042.

Brill, F.; Passuni Pineda, S.; Espichán Cuya, B.; Kreibich, H. A data-mining approach towards damage modelling for El Niño events in Peru. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 2020, 11:1, 1966-1990, DOI: 10.1080/19475705.2020.1818636

Sairam, N.; Schröter, K.; Carisi, F.; Wagenaar, D.; Domeneghetti, A.; Molinari, D.; Brill, F.; Priest, S.; Viavattene, C.; Merz, B.; Kreibich, H. Bayesian Data-Driven approach enhances synthetic flood loss models. Environmental Modelling & Software. 2020, 132, 104798, ISSN 1364-8152,

Gomez-Zapata, J.C.; Parrado, C.; Frimberger, T.; Barragán-Ochoa, F.; Brill, F.; Büche, K.; Krautblatter, M.; Langbein, M.; Pittore, M.; Rosero-Velásquez, H.; Schoepfer, E.; Spahn, H.; Zapata-Tapia, C. Community Perception and Communication of Volcanic Risk from the Cotopaxi Volcano in Latacunga, Ecuador. Sustainability 2021, 13, 1714.