Old Members Trust Travel Grant Report – Matteo Croci
Thanks to the Old Members’ Trust Graduate Conference and Academic Travel Fund help I was able to attend the workshop and winter school in Uncertainty Quantification at the Universita’ della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland.
Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) is now one of my research fields. However, my mathematical background is quite different (I have mainly worked on deterministic problems) and the winter school/workshop was essential for a good Dphil-level introduction to state-of-the-art UQ research. In only 5 days I learnt more than I would have in three weeks of individual study.
The workshop was also a great opportunity to meet other researchers in the same area and to see what is their approach to problems I am also working on. Some of the methods they are developing are relevant to my research, they look really promising and I will probably use them in the future. I left the workshop with a plethora of new ideas, some of which, I hope, will prove useful in the future. There might also be some scope for collaboration with people from Warwick that I have met while I was there.