Dr Brian J Williams
Statistical Sciences, CCS-6
PO Box 1663, MS-F600
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM, 87545 USA
Dr. Brian J. Williams' research interests include the design and analysis of computer experiments, uncertainty quantification, and experiment design. His recent projects include:
Model Validation. Perform sensitivity studies with physics codes used in weapons and nuclear energy applications. Calibrate codes to experimental data to support multi-physics model validation assessments.
Nuclear Energy. Apply statistical screening, sensitivity analysis and calibration methodology to calculations of nuclear fuel performance, to identify and validate physical models critical to accurate prediction of quantities of interest to the nuclear power industry.
Enhanced Surveillance. UQ for component physics models, including material strength, equation of state and cross sections. Incorporation of aging effects to support weapons lifetime assessments.
Prior to joining LANL, he was an Associate Statistician at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, CA. He is the author of The Design and Analysis of Computer Experiments (Springer, 2003) with Thomas Santner and William Notz.