Mr Evan Baker
I am a second year mathematics PhD student here at Exeter.
My work involves developing methods to statistically model stochastic computer models; specifically via heteroscedastic Gaussian processes. Gaussian processes have historically been used to model deterministic (non-random) computer models, but now, as more computer models begin to have random internal components, new techniques are needed to extend the current methodologies to account for this newer, richer class of computer models.
My motivating application is applying such techniques to estimate the effects of climate change on buildings, and optimising buildings to be resilient to expected future temperature increases.
My primary supervisor is Peter Challenor and my secondary supervisor is Matt Eames.