Statistics Seminar - Robert Gramacy

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    • Thursday November 5, 2015 - Friday November 6, 2015
      10:00 am - 9:59 am
  • Location: Advisory Board Room, GC 402
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TITLE: Local Gaussian process approximation for large computer experiments


We provide a new approach to approximate emulation of large computer experiments. By focusing expressly on desirable properties of the predictive equations, we derive a family of local sequential design schemes that dynamically define the support of a Gaussian process predictor based on a local subset of the data. We further derive expressions for fast sequential updating of all needed quantities as the local designs are built-up iteratively. Then we show how independent application of our local design strategy across the elements of a vast predictive grid facilitates a trivially parallel implementation. The end result is a global predictor able to take advantage of modern multicore architectures, GPUs, and cluster computing, while at the same time allowing for a non stationary modeling feature as a bonus. We demonstrate our method on examples utilizing designs sized in the tens of thousands to over a million data points.  Comparisons are made to the method of compactly supported covariances, and we present applications to computer model calibration of a radiative shock and the calculation of satellite drag.

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School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE)

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Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Graduate students
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