Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ
20-24 November 2017
The Opening Training School (OTS) was the first network-wide training event. Attendance was required for all partners and new researchers, with an opportunity for individuals external to UTOPIAE to attend.
The goal of the school was to introduce the researchers to the research and techniques to allow them to develop fundamental mathematical methods and algorithms to bridge the gap between Uncertainty Quantification and Optimisation and between Probability Theory and Imprecise Probability Theory for Uncertainty Quantification, and to efficiently solve high-dimensional, expensive and complex engineering problems.
Social activities were also hosted, as this is the first time the whole network, including the new researchers, will have a chance to meet. Teamwork is vital for the success of the network, both as a research tool and for training. As the network is spread out over Europe, at 15 different institutions, events like the training schools are important to help everyone get to know each other.
The school also coincided with the first network Supervisory Board meeting.