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Devin Craig Francom

Phone (505) 665-1334


Bayesian modeling and computation, nonparametric regression, machine learning, functional data analysis, uncertainty quantification for computer experiments


PhD, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, University of California Santa Cruz, 2017

MS, Statistics, Brigham Young University, 2013

BS, Statistics, Brigham Young University, 2013


LANL Positions

Scientist, Statistical Sciences Group (CCS-6), 2017-present


Professional Societies

American Statistical Association

  • Section on Bayesian Statistical Science
  • Section on Statistics in Defence and National Security


  • Livermore Graduate Scholar, 2016-2017
  • Young researcher paper competition winner - ASA Section on Statistics in Defense and National Security, 2017
  • Student paper competition winner - ASA Section on Bayesian Statistical Science, 2017
  • LLNL Engineering Bronze Award, 2017


Devin Francom, Bruno Sansó, Vera Bulaevskaya, and Donald Lucas. Inferring Atmospheric Release Characteristics in a Large Computer Experiment using Bayesian Adaptive Splines. 2017. Submitted.

Devin Francom and Bruno Sansó. BASS: An R Package for Fitting and Performing Sensitivity Analysis of Bayesian Adaptive Spline Surfaces. Journal of Statistical Software, 2017. Submitted.

Jihong Park, W Matt Denning, JD Pitt, Devin Francom, J Ty Hopkins, and Matthew K Seeley. Effects of Experimental Anterior Knee Pain on Muscle Activation During Landing and Jumping Performed at Various Intensities. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 26(1):78–93, 2016.

Devin Francom, Bruno Sansó, Ana Kupresanin, and Gardar Johannesson. Sensitivity Analysis and Emulation for Functional Data using Bayesian Adaptive Splines. Statistica Sinica, 2016. In Press.

W Matt Denning, Scott Woodland, Jason G Winward, Michael G Leavitt, Allen C Parcell, J Ty Hopkins, Devin Francom, and Matthew K Seeley. The Influence of Experimental Anterior Knee Pain During Running on Electromyography and Articular Cartilage Metabolism. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 22(8):1111–1119, 2014.

Grant G Schultz, E Scott Johnson, Clancy W Black, Devin Francom, and Mitsuru Saito. Traffic & Safety Statewide Model and GIS Modeling. Technical Report UT-12.06, Utah Department of Transportation Research Division, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2012. 


Working Papers:

Devin Francom, Bruno Sansó, Vera Bulaevskaya, Ana Kupresanin. Functional Nonlinear Regression and Registration using Bayesian Adaptive Splines. 



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