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Dr James Salter



Lecturer in Statistics (Data Science/Environmental Intelligence)

Part of the Joint Centre for Excellence in Environmental Intelligence (JCEEI), Statistical Science, Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) and Data Centric Engineering (DCE) groups.

Research interests: emulating and history matching (calibrating) expensive computer models with high-dimensional input and output spaces, discrepancies between models and observations, environmental modelling, communicating uncertainty



Turing UQ, March 2019 - December 2020

Working on UQ Frontiers project with Peter Challenor, Daniel Williamson, Tim Dodwell.

CAMPUS, March - April 2019

Combining Autonomous observations and Models for Predicting and Understanding Shelf Seas, with Prof. Peter Challenor.

World Health Organization, November 2017 - February 2019

Modelling global ambient air pollution (PM2.5), and the effect this has on various causes of death, with Prof. Gavin Shaddick and others. 

Innovate UK project with Applegate, January 2018 - July 2018

Machine learning-based project with a local company, developing an algorithm to automate part of their business, with Prof. Richard Everson, and Dr Fabrizio Costa.

Past Earth Network Post-doc, April 2017 - October 2017

PEN funded project, entitled "Searching for the deglaciation: spatio-temporal boundary condition uncertainty and its implications for understanding abrupt climate change", with Daniel Williamson (Exeter) and Lauren Gregoire (Leeds).

PhD, University of Exeter, September 2013 - March 2017

Title: Uncertainty quantification for spatial field data using expensive computer models: refocussed Bayesian calibration with optimal projection

Supervised by Daniel Williamson