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Isaac James Michaud

Isaac Michaud

Phone (505) 665-4986


  • Biosciences
  • Epidemiology modeling
  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Agent-based applications
  • Statistics
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Machine learning,
  • Data mining
  • Science of Signatures - Remote and Standoff Sensing
  • Nuclear radiation sensing and sensors
  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Stochastic simulations


Bayesian statistics, Bayesian experimental design, design of computer experiments, probablistic optimization, uncertainty quantification, sensitivity analysis, and mathematical biology


PhD, Statistics, North Carolina State University, 2019

MA, Mathematics, University of Maine, 2011

BA, Mathematics, University of Maine, 2009


LANL Positions

Scientist, Statistical Sciences Group (CCS-6), 2019-present


Professional Societies

American Statistical Association



Gordon, N., Gilkey, L., Smith, R. C., Michaud, I., Williams, B., Mousseau, V., ... & Jones, C. (2019). A Mutual Information–Based Experimental Design Framework to Use High-Fidelity Nuclear Reactor Codes to Calibrate Low-Fidelity Codes. Nuclear Technology, 1-12.

Hiebeler, D. E., Audibert, A., Strubell, E., & Michaud, I. J. (2017). An epidemiological model of internet worms with hierarchical dispersal and spatial clustering of hosts. Journal of theoretical biology418, 8-15.

Hiebeler, D. E., Michaud, I. J., Wasserman, B. A., & Buchak, T. D. (2013). Habitat association in populations on landscapes with continuous-valued heterogeneous habitat quality. Journal of theoretical biology317, 47-54.

Hiebeler, D. E., & Michaud, I. J. (2012). Quantifying spatial and temporal variability of spatially correlated disturbances. Ecological modelling240, 64-73.

Hiebeler, D. E., Michaud, I. J., Ackerman, H. H., Iosevich, S. R., & Robinson, A. (2011). Multigeneration reproduction ratios and the effects of clustered unvaccinated individuals on epidemic outbreak. Bulletin of mathematical biology73(12), 3047-3070.