Dr. rer. nat. G.M. (Gero) Walter - Expertise

Walter, Dr. rer. nat. G.M.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB EINDHOVEN
Department :
Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
Section :
Operations, Planning, Accounting, and Control
Positioncategory :
University Teacher / Researcher (OWP)
Position :
University Researcher
Room :
Pav F.
Email :
g.m.walter@tue.nl

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Expertise

  • D11600 - Probability theory, statistics
  • D16600 - Artificial intelligence, expert systems
  • D21900 - Epidemiology and medical statistics
  • Reliability theory
  • Maintenance planning
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Statistical Methods for Learning and Classification
  • Statistical modelling

Biography

Dr. Gero Walter holds a Diplom (equivalent to a MSc) in Statistics from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Germany), and received his Doctorate in Statistics at the same university in 2013.  In his PhD thesis, he focused on prior-data conflict situations, i.e., when information from data is in conflict with prior assumptions. Realising that a large class of Bayesian methods ignore this conflict and so convey a false sense of certainty to the user, he developed a framework for cautious (conflict-aware) uncertainty modelling that generalises the Bayesian approach towards interval / imprecise probability.

Before coming to Eindhoven, he spent a year as a Temporary Lecturer at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University (UK), where he was teaching courses in Bayesian statistics and decision theory. At TU Eindhoven, until December 2016 he was a postdoctoral researcher in the CAMPI project, working on statistical methods in reliability analysis and maintenance planning. Since January 2017, he is a guest researcher at TU Eindhoven.