Dr. Brian J. Williams is a scientist in the Statistical Sciences Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Dr. Williams is contributing to the development and implementation of statistical methods for the design and analysis of experiments, focusing on the technical areas of sequential optimization, global sensitivity analysis, model calibration, predictive maturity assessment and rare event inference. Most recently, he has worked on the design and utilization of uncertainty quantification tools and methods for nuclear and weapons engineering applications. He has three years experience initiating and managing uncertainty quantification deliverables for a consortium of national laboratories, universities, and industrial partners. He recently became involved in designing experiments and advancing statistical analysis methodologies in support of an explosion monitoring program at LANL. Dr. Williams coauthored a 2003 book entitled The Design and Analysis of Computer Experiments with Thomas J. Santner and William I. Notz of The Ohio State University. In 2015, he was elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association.
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