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Durham University

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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


 

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Events for 19 February 2020

Energy Society and Practices: DEI Short course

10:30am to 1:00pm, Penthouse, Collingwood College, Durham University, Various

Contact simone.abram@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Jack Kennedy: Multilevel Emulation of Stochastic Computer Codes

1:00pm, CM105

Increasingly, stochastic computer models are being used in science and engineering to predict complex phenomena. Such stochastic models are implemented as computer simulators which may takes minutes, hours or even days to run. A common approach to alleviate this problem is to build a statistical surrogate model, known as an emulator. Emulators of stochastic computer models should accurately predict the mean response surface of the simulator but also their level of noise. A particularly flexible approach is to emulate the stochastic simulator via a heteroscedastic Gaussian process.

Many complex simulators can be run at different levels of accuracy and hence different computational cost. Although the cheapest to run simulators will be inaccurate, they may be informative for more expensive, but slower, runs of the computer simulator. We present a method to incorporate cheap simulator runs into a heteroscedastic GP emulator.

Contact themistoklis.botsas@durham.ac.uk, clare.wallace@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


PDRA seminar: Current Research

4:15pm, Dawson Building D210

Contact r.e.witcher@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - The most beautiful book in Scotland: Regime Change, Reformation and Rebellion on Parchment

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Grey College, Professor Wilson Poon (University of Edinburgh)

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.