The Verification, Validation, Uncertainty Quantification and Credibility Processes Department is filling an R&D Computer Science role in support of Computational Simulation Engineering for research, development and application of verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification processes and algorithms to challenging computational simulation studies in support of core Sandia mission areas.
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The mission of the Verification & Validation, Uncertainty Quantification, and Credibility Processes (1544) is to provide research, development, and application of mathematical and experimental techniques to assess the credibility of physics-based computational simulations. The multi-disciplinary team, experienced in simulation and experimentation, draws from a wide range of disciplines, including fluid dynamics, electromagnetics, radiation effects, solid and structural mechanics, heat transfer, numerical methods, optimization, statistics, decision making and quantification of margins and uncertainties (QMU), to support the laboratory’s mission.
The V&V/UQ analysis support and tools developed in 1544 can be used to (1) help assess computational credibility for the intended use of a model, (2) verify correctness of simulation software, (3) characterize and evaluate the uncertainties of a prediction, (4) optimally design experiments to validate simulation models, (5) focus and prioritize research and development expenditures, (6) mitigate risk through exploration of system design alternatives, (7) optimize products and process in the presence of both uncertain and variable parameters, and (8) support risk-informed decision making based on statistically-quantified data.
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Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.
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