Dr Ben Youngman
Telephone: 01392 722314
Extension: (Streatham) 2314
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