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Yiolanda Englezou

Yiolanda Englezou is a postdoctoral researcher at KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence, University of Cyprus. She received her PhD in Statistics from the University of Southampton in 2018. Her research was within the field of design of experiments, focussing on the development of methods for designing experiments for the calibration of physical and computational models, for example models derived from underlying scientific knowledge. A key issue when using these models is possible systematic differences between the output of the model and the observed physical process. Hence, when designing experiments to calibrate physical models, account must be taken of such possible discrepancies in order to enable effective and accurate uncertainty quantification. She developed a general framework for designing the physical experiments when the model requires a computationally expensive numerical implementation. The work was funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and, for a time, the UK Atomic Weapon Establishment. She has also completed a degree in Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences from the National Technical University of Athens in 2014, where she studied Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, specialising in the areas of Applied Mathematics and Statistics.