Problems in the Design & Analysis of Computer Experiments

Derek Bingham

Abstract

Rapid growth in computer power has made it possible to study complex physical phenomena that might otherwise be too time consuming or expensive to observe. Scientists are able to adjust inputs to computer simulators (or computer codes) in order to help understand their impact on a system. Many such computer simulators require the specification of a large number of input settings and are computationally demanding. This project involves the design and analysis of computer experiments, with emphasis on the study of physics based on engineering simulators. Initial project goals include model calibration and integration of field data with simulator output.