Fecha : Martes 22/05/18
Horario : de 12 a 13:30hs
Lugar : Salón Azul (piso 5, salón 502) – Facultad de Ingeniería, J. Herrera y Reissig 565
In this talk, we will present several results produced at the KAUST Strategic Research Initiative for Uncertainty Quantification. These include, among others, contributions on Multi-level and Multi-index sampling techniques that address both direct and inverse problems. We may also discuss efficient methods for Bayesian Inverse Problems and Optimal Experimental Design.
Raúl Tempone graduated as an industrial engineer in 1995 from the University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay. After graduation, he worked on the optimal dispatch of electricity for the Uruguayan system using techniques from nonlinear stochastic programming and visited the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden, to study numerical analysis. He obtained a Master in Engineering Mathematics in 1999 (inverse problems for incompressible flows, supervised by Jesper Oppelstrup, KTH) and a Ph.D. in Numerical Analysis in 2002 (a posteriori error estimation and control for stochastic differential equations, supervised by Anders Szepessy, KTH). He later moved to ICES, UT Austin, to work as a postdoctoral fellow from 2003 until 2005 in the area of numerical methods for PDEs with random coefficients (supervised by Ivo Babuska and Mary Wheeler). In 2005 he became an assistant professor (joint appointment) with the School of Computational Sciences and the Department of Mathematics at Florida State University, Tallahassee. In 2007 he was awarded the first Dahlquist fellowship by KTH and COMSOL for his contributions to the field of numerical approximation of deterministic and stochastic differential equations. In 2009 he joined King Abdullah University of Science and Technology as Associate Professor (founding faculty) and was promoted in 2015 to the rank of Full Professor in Applied Mathematics. Since 2012, he has been directing the KAUST Strategic Research Center for Uncertainty Quantification. He has received numerous accolades from his peers: he is a highly cited author, is regularly invited as keynote speaker at conferences from several distinct areas and holds honorary appointments as well. For instance, he was elected by Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) members as the Technical Director of the SIAM Uncertainty Quantification group, a position he held during the term 2013-2014.