It is characteristic of many physical systems that quantities that are accessible to experimental observation are related through mathematical models to important characteristics that are not directly observable. For this reason, the formulation and solution of inverse problems is a fundamental component of scientific inference and engineering design using data and models. It is also one of the fundamental challenges in Uncertainty Quantification, since uncertainty and stochastic error affects both the observable quantities and models. Those challenges become very severe when the systems involved are complex, e.g. incorporating multiple physical processes acting over a range of scales.
The workshop will be devoted to exploring the challenges associated with stochastic inverse problems for complex systems. The workshop will be organized around a set of themes: (1) Formulation, solution, and use of inverse problems for large complex systems; (2) Bayesian model calibration; (3) Efficiency and accuracy in computational methods for stochastic inverse problems; and (4) Experimental design. We will also organize a discussion exploring the possibility of establishing a set of community challenge problems.
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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.
The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation at Churchill College from the evening of Sunday 8th April 2018 to breakfast on Saturday 14th April 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.
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 in house on days that lectures take place.
Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.
The Formal Dinner will take place Wednesday 11th April at Gonville and Caius College. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.
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