Uncertainty Quantification and Optimal Design

The Uncertainty Quantification and Optimal Design group focuses on quantifying and reducing uncertainties in the context of hi-fidelity models, with a main expertise on Gaussian Process methods and sequential design of computer experiments for optimization, inversion, and related problems. Application domains notably include energy and geosciences, with collaborations ranging from safety engineering to hydrology and climate sciences.

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Current Group Members

(Senior Researcher, Bern Titular Professor)
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GAUTIER, Athenais
(Research Assistant)
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(Research Assistant)
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WYSS, Patric



  • AZZIMONTI, Dario (Filippo)
  • KRITYAKIERNE, Tipaluck
  • MAITRE, Alan

Current Projects

Recent Projects

Group News

Idiap has a new opening for two PhD positions in uncertainty quantification for inverse problems with applications in geosciences and cosmology
education — Apr 20, 2018

The Uncertainty Quantification and Optimal Design group at Idiap Resarch Institute is seeking two highly qualified, motivated and creative PhD students to work on the project "Uncertainty quantification and efficient design of experiments for data- and simulation-driven inverse problem solving" funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Idiap has a new opening for an Internship position in Machine Learning for Energy Informatics
education — Sep 06, 2017

In view of a new collaboration between the Idiap Research Institute and the “Centre de Recherche Energétiques et Municipales” (CREM, www.crem.ch), we welcome applications for a 6- to 12-month internship. The intern will be co-supervised by the head of the Uncertainty Quantification and Optimal Design group at Idiap (PD Dr. David Ginsbourger) and by the director of CREM (Dr. Jakob Rager) and will work on statistical and machine learning approaches to optimization problems under uncertainty arising in energy planning.

Thesis award for Dario Azzimonti
education — Jan 09, 2017

Dr. Dario Azzimonti was awarded the C. Moser Award for outstanding Ph.D. or M.Sc. theses within the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science of the University of Bern.