The Statistical Finite Element Method


Event details

Date 10.02.2023
Hour 14:0015:00
Speaker Mark Girolami, University of Cambridge
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

The finite element method (FEM) is one of the great triumphs of applied mathematics, numerical analysis and software development. Recent developments in sensor and signalling technologies enable the phenomenological study of systems. The connection between sensor data and FEM has been restricted to solving inverse problems placing unwarranted faith in the fidelity of the mathematical description of the system under study. If one concedes mis-specification between generative reality and the FEM then a framework to systematically characterise this uncertainty is required. This talk will present a statistical construction of the FEM which systematically blends mathematical description with observations by endowing the Hilbert space of FEM solutions with the additional structure of a Probability Measure.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Marco Picasso on behalf of SWICCOMAS


  • Marco Picasso

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