Dr. Dan Cornford

Publications

This page lists my publications to date in the following categories. I will make a serious effort to keep this up to date.
Portrait

Journal papers

Vrettas, M., Cornford, D. and Opper, M., 2011. Estimating parameters in stochastic systems: A variational Bayesian approach. Physica D, 240, 23, 1877–1900. pdf

Barillec, R., Ingram, B. R., Cornford, D. and Csato, L., 2010. Projected Sequential Gaussian Processes: A C++ tool for interpolation of large data sets with heterogeneous noise. Computers and Geosciences, 37, 3, 295-309.

Williams, M., Cornford, D., Bastin, L., Jones, R. and Parker, S., 2010. Automatic processing, quality assurance and serving of real-time weather data. Computers and Geosciences, 37, 3, 353-362.

Dubois, G., Cornford, D., Hristopoulos D., Pebesma, E. and Pilz, J., 2010. Introduction to the special issue on Geoinformatics for Environmental Surveillance, Computers and Geosciences, 37, 3, 277-279. pdf

Pebesma, E., Cornford, D., Dubois, G., Heuvelink, G. B. M., Hristopoulos, D., Pilz, J., Stohlker, U., Morin, G. and Skoien, J. O., 2010. INTAMAP: the design and implementation of an interoperable automated interpolation web service, Computers and Geosciences, 37, 3, 343-352.

Vrettas, M., Cornford, D., Opper, M. and Shen, Y., 2010. A new variational radial basis function approximation for inference in multivariate diffusions, Neurocomputing, 73, 1186-1198. pdf

Shen, Y., Cornford, D., Archambeau, C., and Opper, M. 2009. Variational Markov Chain Monte Carlo for Bayesian Inference in Partially Observed Non-linear Diffusions, in preparation. pdf

Barillec, R. and Cornford, D., 2009. Data Assimilation for Precipitation Nowcasting using Bayesian Inference. Advances in Water Resources, 32, 1050-1065. pdf

Shen, Y., Archambeau, C., Cornford, D., Opper, M., Shawe-Taylor, J. and Barillec, R. 2008. A comparison of variational and Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods for inference in partially observed stochastic dynamic systems, Journal of Signal Processing Systems, 61, 51-59. pdf

Schroeder, M., Cornford, D., Farrimond, P. and Cornford, C., 2008. Addressing missing data in geochemistry: A non-linear approach, Organic Geochemistry, 39, 879-886. pdf

D'Alimonte, D. and Cornford, D. 2008. Outlier detection with partial information: Application to emergency mapping. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 22, 613-620. pdf

Ingram, B. R., Cornford, D. and Evans, D. J. 2008. Fast algorithms for automatic mapping with space-limited covariance functions. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 22, 661-670. pdf

Cornford, D., Csato, L., and Opper, M. 2005. Sequential, Bayesian geostatistics: A principled method for large data sets, Geographical Analysis, 37, 183-199. pdf

Cornford, D. 2004. A Bayesian state space modelling approach to probabilistic quantitative precipitation forecasting, Journal of Hydrology, 288, 92-104. pdf

Cornford, D., Csato, L., Evans, D. J. and Opper, M. 2004. Bayesian analysis of the scatterometer wind retrieval inverse problem: some new approaches, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society - B, 66, 609-626. pdf

Bullen, R. J., Cornford, D. and Nabney, I. T. 2003. Outlier detection in scatterometer data: neural network approaches, Neural Networks, 16, 419-426. pdf

Cornford, D., Nabney, I. T. and Williams, C. K. I. 2002. Modelling frontal discontinuities in wind fields, Nonparametric Statistics, 14, 43-58. pdf

Cornford, D., Nabney, I. T. and Ramage, G. 2001. Improved neural network scatterometer forward models, Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 106, 22331-22338. pdf

Wright, W. A., Ramage, G., Cornford, D. and Nabney, I. T. 2000. Neural network modelling with input uncertainty: Theory and applications. Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems, 26, 169-188. pdf

Evans, D. J., Cornford, D. and Nabney, I. T. 2000. Structured neural network modelling of multi-valued functions for wind retrieval from scatterometer measurements. Neurocomputing Letters, 30, 23-30. pdf

Cornford, D., Ramage, G. and Nabney, I. T. 2000. A neural network sensor model with input noise. Neurocomputing Letters, 30, 13-21. pdf

Nabney, I. T., Cornford, D. and Williams, C. K. I. 2000. Bayesian inference for wind field retrieval. Neurocomputing Letters, 30, 3-11. pdf

Cornford, D., Nabney, I. T. and Bishop, C. M. 1999. Neural network based wind vector retrieval from satellite scatterometer data. Neural Computing and Applications, 8, 206-217. pdf

Cornford, D. and Thornes, J. E. 1996. A Comparison between spatial winter indices and expenditure on winter road maintenance in Scotland. International Journal of Climatology, 16, 339-357.

Refereed conference papers

Skøien, J., Schulz, M., Dubois, G., Jones, R., Heuvelink, G.B.M. and Cornford, D., 2011. Uncertainty propagation in chained web based modeling services: the case of eHabitat. In: Innovation in sharing environmental observations and information. Proceedings of EnviroInfo 2011, 25th International Conference Environmental Informatics. W. Pillmann, S. Schade and P. Smits (Eds), pp: 46-58, 5-7 October 2011, Ispra, Italy.

Cornford, D. and Barillec, R., 2010. Managing uncertainty in complex geospatial models. Spatial Accuracy 2010, 20-23 July 2010, Leicester, UK.

Jones, R., Bastin, L., Cornford, D. and Williams, M., 2010. Handling and communicating uncertainty in chained geospatial Web Services. Spatial Accuracy 2010, 20-23 July 2010, Leicester, UK.

Jones, R., Bastin, L., Cornford, D. and Williams, M., 2010. Managing and Communicating Uncertainty in Geospatial Web Service Workflows. Open Source GIS, 21-22 June 2010, Nottingham, UK.

Schroeder, M., Cornford, D. and Nabney, I. T., 2009. Data visualisation and exploration with prior knowledge. 11th International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks, 27-29 August 2009, London, UK. In: Communications in Computer and Information Science, 43, 131-142, Springer. pdf

Shen, Y., Cornford, D., Opper, M., 2009. A basis function approach to Bayesian inference in diffusion processes , The 2009 IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, 31 August - 4 Sept 2009, Cardiff, UK. pdf

Boukouvalas A., Cornford D., Singer A., 2009. Managing Uncertainty in Complex Stochastic Models: Design and Emulation of a Rabies Model, Proceedings of the 6th Petersburg Workshop on Simulation, 29-3 July 2009, St Petersburg, Russia. proceedings pdf online, pdf

Williams, M., Cornford, D., Bastin, L., Jones, R. and Parker, S., 2009. Automatic processing, quality assurance and serving of real-time weather data over lightweight protocols. StatGIS2009, 16-18 June 2009, Milos, Greece. pdf

Ingram, B., Cornford, D. and Barillec, R., 2009. Projected Sequential Gaussian Processes: Flexible Interpolation for Large Data Sets. StatGIS2009, 16-18 June 2009, Milos, Greece. pdf

de Jesus, J., Barillec, R., Dubois, G., and Cornford, D., 2009. A Web Processing Service for Validating Interpolation. StatGIS2009, 16-18 June 2009, Milos, Greece. pdf

Pebesma, E., Cornford, D., Dubois, G., Heuvelink, G., Hristopoulos, D., Pilz, J., Stoehlker, U. and Skoien, J., 2009. INTAMAP: an interoperable automated interpolation web service. StatGIS2009, 16-18 June 2009, Milos, Greece. pdf

Dubois, G., de Jesus, J., Doherty, B., Cornford, D. and E. Pebesma (2009) Lessons Learned from INTAMAP, an Interoperable Web Service for the Real-Time Interpolation of Environmental Variables. In: Proceedings of the 33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE), 4-8 May 2009, Stresa, Italy. pdf

Vrettas, M., Cornford, D. and Shen. Y., 2009 . A variational basis function approximation for diffusion processes. Proceedings of the 17th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks (ESANN), 22-24 April, Bruges, Belgium, pp. 497-502. pdf, Talk:pdf

Pebesma, E., Dubois, G. and Cornford, D., 2009. Automated mapping of environmental variables from a SEIS or SISE perspective, TOWARDS eENVIRONMENT (Challenges of SEIS and SISE: Integrating Environmental Knowledge in Europe), 25-27 March 2009, Prague, Czech Republic. pdf

Ingram, B., Cornford, D., Csato, L., 2008. A projected process kriging algorithm for sensor networks with heterogeneous error characteristics, Geostats 2008, 1-5 December 2008, Santiago, Chile. pdf

Williams, M., Cornford, D. and Bastin, L., 2008. Describing and Communicating Uncertainty within the Semantic Web, Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web Workshop, 7th International Semantic Web Conference, 26 October 2008, Karlsruhe, Germany. pdf

Ingram, B., Cornford, D., Csató, L., 2008. Robust automatic mapping algorithms in a network monitoring scenario, geoENV 2008, 8-10 September 2008, Southampton, UK. pdf

Williams, M., Cornford, D., Bastin, L. and Ingram, B. 2008. Exchanging uncertainty: Interoperable geostatistics?, geoENV 2008, 8-10 September 2008, Southampton, UK. pdf

Ingram, B., Cornford, D., 2008. Parallel geostatistics for sparse and dense datasets, geoENV 2008, 8-10 September 2008, Southampton, UK. pdf

Shen, Y., Archambeau, C., Cornford, D., Opper, M., 2008. Variational Markov Chain Monte Carlo for Inference in Partially Observed Nonlinear Diffusions, Proceedings of the Workshop Inference and Estimation in Probabilistic Time-Series Models, 18-20 June 2008, Cambridge, UK, 67-78.

Williams, M., Cornford, D., Bastin, L. and Ingram, B. 2008. UncertML: an XML schema for exchanging uncertainty, GISRUK, 2-4 April 2008, Manchester, UK 275-279. pdf

Archambeau, C., Opper, M., Shen, Y., Cornford, D., Shawe-Taylor, J. 2008. Variational Inference for Diffusion Processes. In: Advances In Neural Information Processing Systems 20, Eds: J.C. Platt and D. Koller and Y. Singer and S. Roweis, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 17-24. : pdf

Jones, A. and Cornford, D. 2007. Defining the Fluid framework, The Second IEEE International Workshop Towards Stable and Adaptable Software Architectures, 13-15 August 2007, Las Vegas, USA. pdf

Williams, M., Cornford, D., Ingram, B. R., Bastin, L., Beaumont, A. J., Pebesma, E. and Dubois, G. 2007. Supporting interoperable interpolation: the INTAMAP approach. International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems 2007, 22-25 May 2007, Prague, Czech Republic. pdf

Shen, Y., Archambeau, C., Cornford, D., Opper, M., Shawe-Taylor, J. and Barillec, R. 2007. A comparison of variational and Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods for inference in partially observed stochastic dynamic systems. IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, 27-29 August 2007, Thessaloniki, Greece. pdf

Jones, A., Mantle, C. and Cornford, D. 2007. Data Driven Graphical Applications: A Fluid approach, UK Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics 2007, 13-15 June 2007, Bangor, UK. pdf

Archambeau, C., Cornford, D., Opper, M. and Shawe-Taylor, J. 2007. Gaussian Process Approximations of Stochastic Differential Equations. _JMLR Workshop and Conference Proceedings Volume 1: Gaussian Processes in Practice_, 1-16. pdf

Pebesma, E., Dubois, G. and Cornford, D. 2006. The challenge of real-time automatic mapping for environmental monitoring network management, A. Soares, (ed) Proceedings GeoENV 2006 – Sixth European Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications, 25-27 October 2006, Rhodes, Greece. Springer. pdf

Jones, A. and Cornford, D. 2006. A flexible, extensible object oriented real-time near photo-realistic visualisation system: the system framework design. Progress in Spatial Data Handling, 12th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, Kainz, Riedl and Elmes (Eds). 2006, Springer. pdf

Reeves, T., Cornford, D., Konecny, M. and Ellis, J. 2006., Modelling geometric rules in an object based models: an XML / GML approach. Progress in Spatial Data Handling, 12th International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, Kainz, Riedl and Elmes (Eds). 2006, Springer. pdf

Jones, A. and Cornford, D. 2006. Advanced Data Driven Visualisation for Geo-spatial Data, International Conference on Computer Systems, 28-31 May 2007, Reading, UK. pdf

Csato, L., Cornford, D. and Opper, M. 2001. Online Approximations for Wind-Field Models, ICANN 2001, 21-25 August 2001, Vienna, Austria. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science URL here pdf

Cornford, D., Nabney, I. T. and Williams, C. K. I. 1998. Adding Constrained Discontinuities to Gaussian Process Models of Wind Fields. In: Advances In Neural Information Processing Systems 11, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. pdf

Cornford, D. 1997. An Overview of Interpolation. Seminar on Spatial Data Distribution in Meteorology and Climatology, Volterra, Italy, 27-30 September 1997.

Cornford, D. 1996. Terrain Information in Interpolation. Workshop on Spatialisation, Toulouse, France, 23-25 September 1996. [pdf]

Cornford, D. and Thornes, J. E. 1996. Winter Severity Indices, Geostatistics and GIS. Proceedings of the 8th International Road Weather Conference, Birmingham, UK, 17-19 April 1996.

Book chapters

Cornford, D. 2005. Why comparison studies are a waste of time: SIC2004 examined. In: G. Dubois (Editor), Automatic mapping algorithms for routine and emergency monitoring data. Report on the Spatial Interpolation Comparison (SIC2004) exercise. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg; EUR 21595 EN; ISBN: 92-894-9400-X (150 pp.)

Csató, L., Cornford, D. and Opper, M., 2002. Data Assimilation with Sequential Gaussian Processes, In Uncertainty in Geometrical Computation, Winkler, N. and Niranjan, M. (eds), Kluwer, Netherlands, 29-40. ISBN: 079237309X

Cornford, D. 1998. Using Variograms to Evaluate a Model for the Spatial Prediction of Minimum Air Temperatures. In: Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS Analysis, Atkinson, P. M. and Tate, N. J. (eds), Wiley, Chichester, UK.

Cornford, D. 1996. Integrating Raster and Vector GIS with Climate Data for Winter Road Maintenance. In: Raster Imagery in Geographic Information Systems, Morain, S. and Baros, S. L. (eds), OnWord Press, Santa Fe, USA, 267-272.

Refereed conference abstracts

Barillec, R. and Cornford, D., 2010. Emulation and dimension reduction of dynamic simulators. Uncertainty in Computer Models, 12-14 July 2010, Sheffield, UK

Boukouvalas, A. and Cornford, D., 2010. Experimental design for the emulation of random output simulators. Uncertainty in Computer Models, 12-14 July 2010, Sheffield, UK

Cornford, D., Shen, Y., Vrettas, M. and Opper, M. 2010. Beyond weak constraint 4DVAR: a bridge to Monte Carlo methods? European Geophysical Union, 3-7 May 2010, Vienna, Austria.

Cornford, D., Jones, R., Bastin, L., Williams, M., Pebesma, E. and Nativi, S., 2010. UncertWeb?: chaining web services accounting for uncertainty. European Geophysical Union, 3-7 May 2010, Vienna, Austria.

Cornford, D. and Barillec, R., 2010. Emulation for probabilistic weather forecasting. European Geophysical Union, 3-7 May 2010, Vienna, Austria.

Cornford, D., Williams, M. and Bastin, L., 2010. Uncertainty enabled Sensor Observation Services. European Geophysical Union, 3-7 May 2010, Vienna, Austria.

Pebesma, E., Cornford, D., and Skoien, J., 2010. Methods and architectures for automated space-time interpolation. European Geophysical Union, 3-7 May 2010, Vienna, Austria.

Shen, Y., Cornford, D., and Opper, M. 2009. Variational inference in the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equations. PASCAL Workshop on Spatiotemporal Modelling, 12-14 October 2009, The University of Edinburgh, UK.

Schroeder, M., Cornford, D., Nabney, I. T., Farrimond, P. and Cornford, C. 2009. Data visualisation and exploration in geochemistry with prior knowledge about grouping in the covariance structure, International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, IMOG2009, 6-11 September 2009, Bremen, Germany. Poster: pdf

Vrettas, M., Cornford, D., Opper, M. and Shen, Y., 2009. Constraint variational Bayesian approximation for parameter estimation in diffusion processes. Sixth Workshop on Bayesian Inference in Stochastic Processes (BISP6), 18-20 June 2009, Bressanone, Italy. Abstract: pdf Talk:pdf

Boukouvalas, A., Cornford, D., Maniyar, D. and Singer, A., 2008. Gaussian process emulation of stochastic models: developments and application to rabies modelling, Royal Statistical Society 2008 Conference, 1-5 September 2008, Nottingham, UK. Poster.

Schroeder, M., Cornford, D. and Nabney, I. T., 2008. Statistical Data Exploration and Missing Data in Geochemistry, Royal Statistical Society 2008 Conference, 1-5 September 2008, Nottingham, UK. Poster.

Williams, M., Cornford, D., Bastin, L. and Ingram B., 2008. A conceptual model for uncertainty - UncertML, GI Days 2008, 16-18 June 2008, Münster, Germany. Best Poster Winner: pdf

Ingram, B., Cornford, D, 2008. An approach to sensor fusion using geostatistics, GI Days 2008, 16-18 June 2008, Münster, Germany. Poster: pdf

Shen, Y., Cornford, D., Archambeau, C., and Opper, M., 2008. Variational Markov Chain Monte Carlo for Inference in Partially Observed Nonlinear Diffusions, Workshop on Inference and Estimation in Probabilistic Time-Series Models, 18-20 June 2008, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK. Talk

Shen, Y., Cornford, D., Archambeau, C., and Opper, M. 2008. An efficient Monte Carlo algorithm for the ML-type II parameter estimation of nonlinear diffusions, PASCAL Workshop on Approximate Inference in Stochastic Processes and Dynamical Systems, 27-29 May 2008, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK. Talk

Williams, M., Cornford, D., Bastin, L., Ingram, B. 2008. UncertML? - XML for exchanging uncertainty, European Geophysical Union, 14-18 April 2008, Vienna, Austria. Poster: pdf

Williams, M., Cornford, D., Bastin, L., Ingram, B. 2008. Web Processing Service based interoperable, automated, interpolation, European Geophysical Union, 14-18 April 2008, Vienna, Austria. Talk:

Schroeder, M., Cornford, D., Maniyar, D., Farrimond, P. and Cornford, C. 2007. Exploring Geochemical Data using Non-linear Projection Methods, International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, IMOG2007, 9-14 September 2007, Torquay, UK. Poster.

Cornford, D., Shen, Y., Archambeau, C., Opper, M., Shawe-Taylor, J., Roulstone, I. 2007. Variational Gaussian Process Treatments of S(P)DE's: Challenges and Progress, Numerical Analysis of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations Workshop, 3-4 September 2007, Manchester, UK. Talk: pdf

Archambeau, C., Opper, M., Shen, Y., Cornford, D. and Shawe-Taylor, J. 2007. The Gaussian Variational Approximation of Stochastic Differential Equations, Fifth Workshop on Bayesian Inference in Stochastic Processes, 14-16 June 2007, Valencia, Spain. Poster

Maniyar, D. and Cornford, D. 2006. Dealing with large complex models in emulators: Guided Bayesian committee machine. SAMSI Program on Development, Assessment and Utilization of Complex Computer Models kick-off meeting, 12-14 September 2006, North Carolina, USA. Poster: pdf

D'Alimonte, D., Cornford, D. and Ingram, B. R. 2006. Outlier detection with partial information: an application to SIC2004 data. European Geophysical Union Assembly, 2-7 April 2006, Vienna, Austria. Poster: pdf

Barillec, R. and Cornford, D. 2006. An empirical comparison of the effect of model non-linearity on state of the art data assimilation methods. European Geophysical Union Assembly, 2-7 April 2006, Vienna, Austria. Poster: pdf

Cornford, D. 2006. Variational Bayesian methods in data assimilation. European Geophysical Union Assembly, 2-7 April 2006, Vienna, Austria. Talk: pdf

Ingram, B. R., Cornford, D. and Evans, D. J. 2006. Automatic mapping in emergency conditions using space limited covariance functions. European Geophysical Union Assembly, 2-7 April 2006, Vienna, Austria.

Barillec, R. and Cornford, D. 2005. Implementing a Particle Filter with the Lorenz 96 system, Royal Meteorological Society conference, 12-16 September 2005, Exeter, UK. Talk: pdf

Cornford, D. 2005. Is there life after 4DVAR and the EnKF? Royal Meteorological Society conference, 12-16 September 2005, Exeter, UK. Talk: pdf

Cornford, D. 2005. SIC2004 Geostatistics vs Machine Learning. Geostats UK, 4th-5th April 2005, University of Belfast, UK. Talk: .pdf

Ingram, B. R., Cornford, D. and Evans, D. J. 2005. Applying Sequential, Sparse Gaussian Processes; an Illustration Based on SIC2004. Geostats UK, 4th-5th April 2005, University of Belfast, UK. Talk: .ppt

Evans, D. J. and Cornford, D. 2003 Bayesian Pigment Retrieval, Practical Bayesian Statistics 5, 28-31 July 2003, Milton Keynes, UK. The slides from our poster (pfd, 4 per side): pdf.

Cornford, D. and Lyaskovskiy, A. 2003. MERIS Cloud Masks: Exploration and Visualisation of MERIS Spectra, MERIS User Workshop, 10-13 November 2003, ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

Cornford, D., Opper, M. and Csato, L. 2003. Sparse, Sequential Bayesian Geostatistics, GeoComputation 2003, 8-10 September 2003, Southampton, UK.

Jones, L. L. and Cornford, D. 2003. 3D Cloud Field Retrieval And Data Fusion, GeoComputation 2003, 8-10 September 2003, Southampton, UK.

Serra, R. and Cornford, D. 2002. Bayesian Ocean Colour Retrieval, Challenger Centenary conference, 9-13 September 2002, Plymouth, UK. Poster on a Bayesian method for the joint retrieval of atmospheric and ocean parameters from optical remote sensing (gzipped postscript, 4 per side) from ps.gz.

Cornford, D. and Batteil, E. 2002. Probabilistic Precipitation Forecasting, Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting, 2-5 September 2002, Reading, UK. Poster on a non-Linear Kalman filter like probabilistic precipitation model (gzipped postscript, 4 per side) from ps.gz.

Cornford, D. 2002. Sparse sequential Gaussian processes, UKGeostats, 25-26 March 2002, Reading UK. Presentation on the use of sparse, Bayesian, sequential Gaussian process learning for geostatistics (postscript, 8 per side) from ps.gz.

Cornford, D. 2001. Probabilistic Convective Precipitation Models. Royal Meteorological Society conference, 12-14 Sept 2001, Manchester, UK. Talk: pdf

Cornford, D. 2001. Gaussian processes for data assimilation. 8 International Meeting on Statistical Climatology, 12-16 March 2001, Lüneburg, Germany. Presentation on the use of sparse, Bayesian, sequential Gaussian process learning for data assimilation (postscript, 8 per side) from ps.gz.

Cornford, D. and Thornes, J. E. 1996. Linear Modelling in Climatology - A Local Scale, Minimum Temperature Model for Great Britain. 1st International Conference on GeoComputation, Leeds, UK, 17-19 September 1996.

Un-refereed conference papers / and talks

Cornford, D., Shen, Y., and Dance, S. 2010. Model Error: A Framework? , Royal Meteorological Society meeting on Estimating/representing forecast and model errors, 8 April 2010, Met. Office, Exeter, UK. Talk.

Bastin, L., Cornford, D. and Williams, M. W. 2010. Computer says maybe ..., RSS Meeting on Spatial Uncertainty, 27 January 2010, FERA, York, UK. Talk.

Cornford, D., Shen, Y., Vrettas, M., and Opper, M. 2009. Variational Bayesian Data Assimilation: a review of where we are, Departmental Seminar, 5 November 2009, Exeter, UK. Talk.

Cornford, D. and Boukouvalas, A., 2009. Emulation of random output simulators: theory and application. MRC Biostatistics Unit seminar, 2nd December 2009, Cambridge, UK

Cornford, D. 2008. Structural Model Uncertainty, PISCES2, 25-26 September 2008, Bristol, UK. Discussion talk. pdf

Cornford, D. 2008. The role of mechanistic models in Bayesian inference, Bayesian Research Kitchen, 6-7 September 2008, Grasmere, UK. Invited talk. pdf

Cornford, D., Shen, Y., Vrettas, M., Archambeau, C. and Opper, M. 2008. Gaussian process based approximate inference for diffusion processes, Royal Statistical Society 2008 Conference, 1-5 September 2008, Nottingham, UK. Invited talk.

Cornford, D. 2008. Uncertainty: the key to interoperable geospatial processing?, GI Days 2008, 16-18 June 2008, Münster, Germany. Keynote talk.

Cornford, D., Shen, Y., Vrettas, M., Opper, M., Archambeau, C., Shawe-Taylor, J. 2008. Approximations in non-Gaussian data assimilation: when does it matter?, RSS / RMS joint meeting on non-Gaussian / non-linear aspects of data assimilation, 10 April 2008, Royal Statistical Society, London, UK. Invited talk.

Vrettas, M., Cornford, D. and Shen, Y., 2008. Parameter estimation in dynamical models driven by noise, _EPSRC Winter School on the Mathematics of Data Modelling, 21-25 January 2008, Sheffield, UK. Poster.

Cornford, D. 2008. Making Sense of a complex world: the role of data and models, Neural Computing Application Forum, 16-17 January 2008, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. Invited talk.

Cornford, D., Vrettas, M., Shen, Y., Archambeau, C., Opper, M. 2007. Parametric model error in data assimilation, Mathematics of Data Assimilation meeting, 12 December 2007, Surrey University, UK. Invited talk.

Shen, Y., Archambeau, C., Cornford, D., Opper, M., Shawe-Taylor, J. and Barillec, R. 2007. A comparison of variational and Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods for inference in partially observed stochastic dynamic systems. Workshop on Probability, Uncertainty, Climate and Modelling, 24-28 September 2007, Durham, UK. Invited talk.

Cornford, D. 2007. Data assimilation, Bayesian inference and Gaussian processes: opportunities and challenges, Smoothing-Based and Gaussian-Process-Based Methods for Non-Parametric Regression in Environmental Problems, 26-30 March 2007, ICMS, Edinburgh, UK. Talk.

Cornford, D., Shen, Y., Archambeau, C., Opper, M., Shawe-Taylor, J., Roulstone, I. 2007. Progress in VISDEM: Variational Bayesian data assimilation and a few meanders on the way, Data Assimilation Research Centre seminar, 21 March 2007, Reading, UK. Talk.

Cornford, D., Opper, M., Shawe-Taylor, J. and Roulstone, I. 2006. Variational Bayesian Data Assimilation, Mathematics for Data Assimilation meeting, 22-24 May 2006, Warwick University, UK. Invited talk: pdf

Cornford, D. 2006. Data Assimilation, StatGIS2006, 11-15 September 2006, Klagenfurt, Austria. Invited talk.

Cornford, D. 2003. Data assimilation methods for non-linear observation operators and non-Gaussian errors, NERC/EPSRC hazardous weather workshop, 16-20 June 2003, Reading, UK. The slides from my talk are available here (pfd, 8 per side) from pdf.

Cornford, D. 2003. Probabilistic Rainfall Forecasting, Natural Computing Applications Forum, 22-23 January 2003, Aston University, UK. Invited talk. pdf.

Cornford, D. 1998. Interpolation in Meteorology and Climatology, Volterra.The slides for the presentation may be downloaded here pdf.

Tech reports and other miscellanea

Williams, M., Cornford, D., Bastin, L. and Pebesma, E., 2009. Uncertainty Markup Language: UncertML?, OGC Discussion Paper 08-122r2, Open Geospatial Consortium.

These have mostly been submitted to the NCRG database, which I need to update. My publications on this can be found here. These were mostly written when I was a postdoc, a fair few years ago!

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