Prof. Mengyang Gu Awarded the 2022 SIAG/UQ Early Career Prize

Recognizing Early Career Contributions

October 14, 2021
Prof. Mengyang Gu
Prof. Mengyang Gu

UCSB Professor of Statistics and Applied Probability Mengyang Gu has been awarded the 2022 SIAM Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification Early Career Prize (SIAG/UQ Early Career Prize). The prize is awarded every two years to one individual in their early career for outstanding research contributions in the field of uncertainty quantification in the three calendar years prior to the award year. Prof. Gu is recognized “for contributions to the analysis and estimation of Gaussian process emulators.”

As part of the award, Prof. Gu will present a plenary talk at the SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ22). Uncertainty quantification (UQ) is essential for establishing the predictive accuracy of computational models for essentially all fields of science and engineering. The recent pandemic has highlighted the importance of quantifying uncertainty when working with potentially inaccurate models and insufficient data. UQ is an inherently interdisciplinary field based on a broad range of mathematical and statistical foundational topics and associated algorithmic and computational developments.

At BioPACIFIC MIP, Prof. Gu has been leading the development of the DDM algorithms and software integrated into the high-throughput micro-rheology tool.