Ksenia N. Kyzyurova, Mathematical scientist

Ksenia N. Kyzyurova

Curriculum Vitae: CV, Extended CV (updated January 2019): CV

Send me an email directed to ksenia.kyzyurova at gmail.com


I am currently a Research Associate in the School of Statistics and Mathematics at the University of Sheffield. I have completed PhD in Statistical Science at Duke University with the thesis ''On Uncertainty Quantification for Systems of Computer Models''. Previously I received a BSc and a MSc in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Saint-Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. My biography.

Dissertation: On Uncertainty Quantification for Systems of Computer Models

In my dissertation I have developed and analyzed a fully probabilistic Bayesian framework for testing theoretical scientific models, often realized as scientific computer models, with respect to experimental data. Scientific computer models appear in fundamental science and engineering. This Bayesian statistical framework allows to provide probabilistic answers to analysis of agreement of experimental data with the theory.


During my studies I have produced a number of negative results with respect to current practice in statistical science. Such results are unwelcome in statistical journals, but are important to society in all senses. These studies are being documented and added in the following web-page Unpublished useful work.

Books/Educational materials

Bayesian analysis of scientific computer simulator data


Spring Research Conference (SRC) (Invited presentation)
Blacksburg, VA, May 22-24, 2019

Uncertainty and Complexity of Migration (UCM) Workshop
British Academy, London, UK, November 20-21, 2018

Challenging Radical Uncertainty in Science, Society and the Environment (CRUISSE) Network Conference
University College London, UK, November 7-8, 2018

Modeling Uncertainty: Mathematical and Statistical (MUMS) (MUMS@SAMSI)
Durham, NC, August 20-24, 2018

SIAM conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ18)
Emulation of Computer Models with Multivariate Output (talk)
Garden Grove, CA, May 29-30, 2017

SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ16)
Coupling Computer Models through Linking their Statistical Emulators (talk),
Lausanne, Switzerland, April 5-8, 2016

Uncertainty in the Geosciences: A Workshop on Hazard Analysis
Buffalo, NY, March 15-18, 2016

RLW-65: A Celebration of Robert L. Wolpert’s 65th Birthday
Durham, NC, October 30-31, 2015

11th International Workshop on Objective Bayes Methodology (OBayes15)
Linking statistical emulators (poster),
Valencia, Spain, June 1-5, 2015