Bayes in Grenoble: Isadora Antoniano-Villalobos

on the June 14, 2018

June, 14th at 2:00 pm
Isadora Antoniano-Villalobos (Assistant professor, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy) will talk about "Bayesian estimation of probabilistic sensitivity measures for computer experiments". The event will take place on June, 14 at 2:00 pm at Imag building.
Bayes in Grenoble is a new reading group on Bayesian statistical methods. The purpose of this group is to gather the Grenoble Bayesian community on a monthly basis around noteworthy papers. Those can equally focus on theory, methods, learning, applications, computations, etc, and can be seminal papers as well as recent preprints, as soon as they relate to Bayes.

The sessions last two hours: the presentation is followed by an informal moment where participants will enjoy cocktails and snacks offered by the Grenoble Alpes Data Institute.

The reading group is organised by Julyan Arbel and Florence Forbes. Feel free to contact them if you wish to attend/be added to the mailing list and/or give a talk.

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14 June 2018, Isadora Antoniano-Villalobos (Assistant professor, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy)

Bayesian estimation of probabilistic sensitivity measures for computer experiments

Simulation-based experiments have become increasingly important for risk evaluation and decision-making in a broad range of applications, in engineering, science and public policy. In the presence of uncertainty regarding the phenomenon under study and, in particular, of the simulation model inputs, a probabilistic approach to sensitivity analysis becomes crucial. A number of global sensitivity measures have been proposed in the literature, together with estimation methods designed to work at relatively low computational costs. First in line is the one-sample or given-data approach which relies on adequate partitions of the input space. We propose a Bayesian alternative for the estimation of several sensitivity measures which shows a good performance on synthetic examples, specially for small sample sizes. Furthermore, we propose the use of a nonparametric approach for conditional density estimation which bypasses the need for pre-defined partitions, allowing the sharing of information across the entire input space through the underlying assumption of partial exchangeability. In both cases, the Bayesian paradigm ensures the quantification of the uncertainty in the estimation. Joint work with: Emanuele Borgonovo and Xuefei Lu


Published on June 11, 2018

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