Bayesian Calibration of Multistate Stochastic Simulators

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Keller 3-180
Oksana Chkrebtii (The Ohio State University)
When computational constraints prohibit model evaluation at all but a small number of parameter settings, a dimension-reduced emulator of the system can be constructed and interrogated at arbitrary parameter regimes. Existing approaches to emulation consider models with deterministic output. However, in many cases the underlying mathematical model, or the simulator approximating the mathematical model, are stochastic. We propose a Bayesian calibration approach for stochastic simulators. The approach is motivated by two applied problems: a deterministic mathematical model of intra-cellular signaling with structured model uncertainty, and a stochastic model of river water temperature commonly used in hydrology.