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Key UQ methodologies and motivating applications

8th January 2018 to 12th January 2018

Workshop theme

Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) concerns the assessment of uncertainties and errors in complex mathematical models. Sources of uncertainty and error include uncertain model inputs, noisy data, incomplete knowledge of the model, and errors in numerical approximations. A variety of UQ methodologies have been developed by the Statistics and Applied Mathematics communities, often addressing similar problems from different perspectives, or using similar techniques but with different emphasis and nomenclature. To start the INI programme on UQ for complex systems, this workshop will bring together leading researchers from both Statistics and Applied Mathematics for a series of introductory and tutorial presentations. The aim is to improve the understanding within each community of the others’ research methods, and to identify common key challenges to address within the programme.

The third community invested in UQ problems are the domain area experts and practitioners. The workshop will also include presentations from speakers from a variety of important application areas. The aim is to identify key applied, generic, problems for which UQ solutions are required. Again, these presentations will help inform the direction of the INI programme.


  • Dr Markus Bachmayr
  • Dr Ron Bates
  • Professor Jim Berger
  • Professor Jakub Bijak
  • Professor Veronica Bowman
  • Professor Peter Challoner
  • Professor Richard Clayton
  • Dr Masoumeh Dashti
  • Professor Howard Elman
  • Dr Ahmed ElSheikh
  • Professor David Ginsbourger
  • Professor Mark Girolami
  • Professor Michael Goldstein
  • Dr Bertrand Iooss
  • Dr Lindsay Lee
  • Dr Catherine Powell
  • Professor Robert Scheichl
  • Dr Claudia Schillings
  • Professor Ralph Smith
  • Dr Clayton Webster
  • Professor Henry Wynn

Deadline for applications: 29th October 2017

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Please note members of Cambridge University are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.


Registration Only    
  • Registration Package: £230
  • Student Registration Package: £180

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Registration and Accommodation
  • Accommodation Package: £580

The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation at Churchill College from the evening of Sunday 7th January 2018 to breakfast on Saturday 13th January 2018, together with lunches and refreshments during the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday). The formal dinner is also included, but no other evening meals.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.


Accommodation in single study bedrooms with shared facilities and breakfast are provided at Churchill College,



Lunch will be served at Wolfson Court in the Cafeteria from 12:30 to 13:30 on days that lectures take place.

  • Accommodation Package and Registration Package participants should present their badge as payment for their meal
  • Those issued with a blue Institute door entrance card can add money onto the card via the Porters' Lodge at Wolfson Court
  • Other participants must purchase their meal using their dining card via the Porters' Lodge (forms can be found on the registration desk or at the Porters' Lodge)

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner will take place Wednesday 10th January at Christ's College. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.


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