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Michael John Grosskopf

Phone (505) 664-0130


  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Numerical modeling
  • Statistics
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Computer and Computational Sciences
  • Machine learning,
  • High Energy Density Plasmas and Fluids
  • High energy density physics (HED)
  • Target fabrication
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Radiation hydrodynamics
  • Uncertainty quantification (UQ)
  • Machine Learning
  • Intrusion detection
  • Computational Physics and Applied Mathematics
  • Sensitivity analysis


Bayesian modeling, computer model emulation and calibration, uncertainty quantification, model validation, Gaussian processes, sequential Monte Carlo, machine learning


PhD, Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University, 2017

BS, Physics, University of Michigan, 2005


LANL Positions

Scientist, Statistical Sciences Group (CCS-6), 2018-present


Professional Societies

American Statistical Association



  1. M. J. Grosskopf, D. Bingham, W. D. Hawkins, D. Perez-Nunez, M. L. Adams. Generalized Computer Model Calibration for Non-Continuous Outcomes: An Application to Radiation Transport. Technometrics. In revision.
  2. A. Chakraborty, D. Bingham, S. S. Dhavala, C. C. Kuranz, R. P. Drake, M. J. Grosskopf, E. M. Rutter, B. R. Torralva, J. P. Holloway, R. G. McClarren, B. K. Mallick, Emulation of numerical models with over-specified basis functions. Technometrics. 59(2), 153-164 
  3. R. B. Gramacy, D. Bingham, J. P. Holloway, M. J. Grosskopf,C. C. Kuranz, E. M. Rutter, M. R. Trantham, R. P. Drake, Calibrating a large computer experiment simulating radiative shock hydrodynamics. The Annals of Applied Statistics. 9 3:1141–1168. 2015. 
  4. J. Goh, D. Bingham, J. P. Holloway, M. J. Grosskopf, C. C.Kuranz, E. M. Rutter, Prediction and computer model calibration using outputs from multifidelity simulators. Technometrics, 55 4:501–512. 2013. 
  5. M. J. Grosskopf, R. P.Drake, A. R. Miles, T. Plewa, C. C. Kuranz, Modeling of aspheric, diverging hydrodynamic instability experiments on the National Ignition Facility. High Energy Density Physics. 9 3:439–447. 2013. 
  6. M. J. Grosskopf, R. P.Drake, C. C. Kuranz, H. S. Park, N. L. Kugland, S. Pollaine, J. S. Ross, B. A. Remington, A. Spitkovsky, L. Gargate, G. Gregori, A. Bell, C. D. Murphy, J. Meinecke, B. Reville, Y. Sakawa, Y. Kuramitsu, H. Takabe, D. H. Froula, G. Fiksel, F. Miniati, M. Koenig, A. Ravasio, E. Liang, N. Woolsey, Simulation of Laser-Driven, Ablated Plasma Flows in Collisionless Shock Experiments on OMEGA and the NIF. High Energy Density Physics. 9 1:192–197. 2013.