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Katy Hoad - ePortfolio

I was born in Croydon, South London, UK and spent my first 18 years there before moving to the South Coast. I am currently residing in Coventry and the area is slowly growing on me!

I have a 1st Class BSc Honours Degree in Mathematics and its Applications from The University of Portsmouth; an MSc in Statistics with Applications in Medicine (Distinction) and a PhD in Operational Research from The University of Southampton. My Thesis research was in mathematical modelling of Tuberculosis Notification data.

I was employed as a contract researcher at the University of Warwick, at the end of January 2006.

About My Research

Department: Warwick Business School

Research Group: Operational Research and Information Systems

Automating the Analysis of Simulation Output Data (AutoSimOA)
Chief Investigator: Stewart Robinson
Co-Investigator: Ruth Davies

Contributor: Mark Elder, SIMUL8 corporation

Appropriate use of a simulation model requires accurate measures of model performance. This in turn, requires decisions concerning three key areas: warm-up, run-length and number of replications. Simulation software, however, gives little or no guidance in making these decisions. This three year project, sponsored by the EPSRC and SIMUL8, will investigate the development of a methodology for automatically advising a simulation user on these three decisions.

Funding: EPSRC & SIMUL8