Dr Joakim Beck

Position Research Associate
Email(*) joakim.beck
Personal webpage www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucecjob
Themes Computational Statistics, Multivariate and High Dimensional Data

* @ucl.ac.uk

Biographical Details

Joakim Beck

Joakim Beck is currently a Research Associate (April 2013-) in the Department of Statistical Science and UCL Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction. Joakim obtained a MSc in Engineering Physics, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2009, and he completed a PhD in Chemical Engineering, at UCL.

Research Interests

Joakim's research interests are mainly in the development, analysis, and application of statistical and numerical methods for uncertainty quantification of complex computer models. In particular in the design of computer experiments, statistical emulation, and the development of numerical methods for PDEs with random input data.

Selected publications


    • Beck, J. H. (2014). Efficient targeted optimisation for the design of pressure swing adsorption systems for CO2 capture in power plants. [Unpublished]
    • Beck, J. H., Guillas, S. (2014). Sequential Design with Mutual Information for Computer Experiments (MICE): Emulation of a Tsunami Model. [Submitted]
    • Beck, J., Nobile, F., Tamellini, L., Tempone, R. (2014). A Quasi-optimal Sparse Grids Procedure for Groundwater Flows. In Azaïez, M., El Fekih, H., Hesthaven, J. S. (Eds.). Spectral and High Order Methods for Partial Differential Equations - ICOSAHOM 2012 (95 ed. pp.1-16). Springer International Publishing. Author URL
    • Beck, J., Nobile, F., Tamellini, L., Tempone, R. (2014). Convergence of quasi-optimal Stochastic Galerkin methods for a class of PDES with random coefficients. Computers & Mathematics with Applications 67(4), 732-751 doi:10.1016/j.camwa.2013.03.004.


    • Brown, S., Mahgerefteh, H., Beck, J., Fraga, E. S. (2013). Global sensitivity analysis of the impact of impurities on CO pipeline failure. Reliability Engineering and System Safety 115, 43-54 doi:10.1016/j.ress.2013.02.006.


    • Beck, J., Friedrich, D., Brandani, S., Guillas, S., Fraga, E. S. (2012). Surrogate based Optimisation for Design of Pressure Swing Adsorption Systems. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. ( Vol. 30 pp.1217-1221). Amsterdam, The Netherlands Elsevier.
    • Beck, J., Nobile, F., Tamellini, L., Tempone, R. (2012). ON THE OPTIMAL POLYNOMIAL APPROXIMATION OF STOCHASTIC PDES BY GALERKIN AND COLLOCATION METHODS. Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences (M3AS) 22(9), 1250023


    • Bäck, J., Nobile, F., Tamellini, L., Tempone, R. (2011). Stochastic Spectral Galerkin and Collocation Methods for PDEs with Random Coefficients: A Numerical Comparison. Spectral and High Order Methods for Partial Differential Equations. ( Vol. 76 pp.43-62). Berlin Heidelberg Springer-Verlag.
    • Beck, J., Nobile, F., Tamellini, L., Tempone, R. (2011). Implementation of optimal Galerkin and collocation approximations of PDEs with random coefficients. ESAIM Proceedings. ( Vol. 33 pp.10-21). EDP Sciences.