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Dr Ben Youngman

Senior Lecturer

 (Streatham) 2314

 01392 722314


Here is my personal webpage.

I moved to Exeter to work as a Willis Research Fellow in October 2012. My current research is based on statistical methods for natural hazard events, in particular European wind-storms. Much of my current work is on ``recalibration'' methods, which are methods for predicting reality, with uncertainty reliably quantified, using both measurements and climate model output. These methods primarily target extreme values of meteorological phenomena.

Previously I was a Research Associate at University of Sheffield as part of the Managing Uncertainty in Complex Models project, where I worked on statistical calibration methods for computer simulators. My PhD research (University of Sheffield, 2011) was in the field of statistics of extreme values, and focussed on space-time models for extremes in environmental processes.

Do get in touch if you're interested in a PhD on any of the following topics:

  • Statistical modelling of extreme values and events
  • Spatial statistics
  • Natural hazards
  • Parametric insurance

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  • Youngman BD. (2020) evgam: An R package for Generalized Additive Extreme Value Models. [PDF]
  • Youngman BD. (2020) Flexible models for nonstationary dependence: Methodology and examples. [PDF]






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