The NASA Langley UQ Challenge on Optimization Under Uncertainty


NASA missions often involve the development of new vehicles and systems that must be designed to operate in harsh domains with a wide array of operating conditions.  These missions involve high-consequence and safety-critical systems for which quantitative data is either very sparse or prohibitively expensive to collect. Limited heritage data may exist, but is also usually sparse and may not be directly applicable to the system of interest, making uncertainty quantification extremely challenging.

The NASA Langley Research Center has developed a UQ challenge problem in an effort to focus a community of researchers towards common goals. The challenge features key issues in UQ using a discipline-independent framework. While the formulation is indeed discipline-independent, the underlying application features characteristics present in nearly all real-world missions.

To meet the goals of this challenge, NASA is seeking responses to this challenge problem to address the following:


Register for the 2019 UQ Challenge

Each participating group must first register. To register please send us an email using the “Contact Us” link. The email must contain the names and email addresses of your group members.


2019 UQ Challenge Document


Accepted responses to the challenge will be part of a dedicated session of the ESREL 2020 conference to be held in Venice, Italy, from June 21st to June 26, 2020.