42nd Annual Summer Institute of Applied Statistics
Modern Response Surface Methods and Computer Experiments
SIAS 2017 will be held from June 21st through June 22nd on BYU campus
We are honored to have Dr. Robert B. Gramacy from Virginia Tech, Department of Statistics present at our 42nd Annual SIAS.
The presentation will cover statistical techniques at the interface between mathematical modeling via computer simulation, computer model meta-modeling (i.e., emulation/surrogate modeling), calibration of computer models to data from field experiments, and model-based sequential design and optimization under uncertainty (a.k.a. Bayesian Optimization). The treatment will include some of the historical methodology in the literature, and canonical examples, but will primarily concentrate on modern statistical methods, computation and implementation, as well as modern application/data type and size. We will return at several junctures to real-word experiments coming from the physical and engineering sciences, such as studying the aeronautical dynamics of a rocket booster re-entering the atmosphere; modeling the drag on satellites in orbit; designing a hydrological remediation scheme for water sources threatened by underground contaminants; studying the formation of super-nova via radiative shock hydrodynamics. The presentation will be in Rmarkdown, which means that all slides and analyses will be reproducible, and will feature as a deliverable to participants.
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