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Dr Xiaoyu Xiong

Associate Research Fellow


Telephone: 01392 725358

Extension: (Streatham) 5358

I'm a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Mathematics at the University of Exeter. My research interests focus on using statistical and machine learning models as a tool for solving problems in the real world, such as making better decisions under uncertainty or answering questions about processes we have data for, whilst taking account of the accuracy, efficiency and scalability of the models. I specialise in Bayesian hierarchical models, spatial-temporal models and machine learning techniques and their application in environmental and agricultural modelling and social data processing. I currently work on the four-year project ‘Big data methods for improving windstorm footprint prediction (BigFoot)’ at the University of Exeter,  where my research revolves around developing data blending frameworks based on Gaussian processes for improved wind gust speed prediction accuracy. This is achieved by reliably integrating information, accurately quantifying uncertainty from multiple data sources, and scaling to high-dimensional cases.