Derek Bingham

Professor of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University


I am Professor of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University. I completed my PhD in Statistics in 1999 with Randy Sitter at SFU on the design and analysis of fractional factorial split-plot experiments. After graduating, I moved to the Department of Statistics at the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor. In 2003, I joined the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser as the Canada Research Chair in Industrial Statistics.

The focus of my current research is developing statistical methods for combining physical observations with large-scale computer simulators. This includes new methodology for Bayesian computer model calibration, emulation, uncertainty quantification and experimental design. My work is generally motivated by real-world applications. My recent collaborations have been with scientists at USA national laboratories (Argonne National Lab and Los Alamos National Lab) and also USA Department of Energy sponsored projects (Center for Radiative Shock Hydrodynamics; Center for Exascale Radiation Transport).

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