Diego completed his PhD Thesis at the University of Balearic Islands (Spain), during which he studied the potential benefits of assimilating different types of in-situ conventional and remote-sensing observations using a high-resolution Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF) to improve the predictability of severe weather events affecting the Western Mediterranean region. Currently, Diego is a at the University of Melbourne (School of Earth Sciences), under the supervision of Prof Craig Bishop. His work is related to the performance of new and innovative data assimilation algorithms for discovering model trajectories that closely track observations in the presence of multi-scale, non-linear and non-Gaussian uncertainties such as those associated with observations and forecasts of clouds, precipitation, aerosols, soil moisture, ice, or ocean colour.