Design of experiments

Design of experiments (DOE) is a part of statistics that provides tools for efficient experimentation. Although the subject started in an agricultural context, it is nowadays being applied in many areas, both in science and in industry. A model-oriented view, where some knowledge about the form of the data-generating process is assumed, naturally leads to the so-called optimum experimental design (OED).

Due to increasing competition, DOE has become crucial for modern industry, especially for product development. Since different industrial applications of DOE (especially those in pharmaceutical industries) may exhibit very special and varying characteristics, this model oriented approach with its tailor-made solutions is of advantage.

Research Group

Just few scientists in Spain are focusing on the optimum experimental design. It could be fairly stated that the research groups in the University of Almería, University of Salamanca, University of Castilla-La Mancha, University of La Laguna, Public University of Navarra and University of Zaragoza are almost the only ones doing research in optimum designs theory applied to regression models. The “Optimum Designs Model Oriented Design and Analysis Conference”, mODa 8, took place in June 2007, 4th-8th, Almagro (Ciudad Real, Spain); the Local Organising Committee was composed by the members of the Optimum Experimental Design group.

The association of these groups has obtained some public funds from the Spanish Agency: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia as well as from the corresponding Regional Administrations and Universities. The groups have also worked on several projects regarding different topics of Statistics, Probability and Operations Research. The group constitutes one of the eight nodes of the National Network of Biostatistics (BioStatNet), including some biomedical institutions:

Research Lines

Some of the current research lines of the group could be summarize on obtaining Optimal Designs for:

  • Nonlinear models.
  • Pharmacokinetic models.
  • Multifactorial models.
  • Compartmental models.
  • Survival analysis and censored variables.

SEIO 2016 September 5-7th, Toledo (Spain)

We are pleased to invite the scientific community to the “XXXVI Congreso Nacional de Estadística e Investigación Operativa y de las X Jornadas de Estadística Pública”, which will take place in Toledo. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for Academicians, Researchers, Statisticians and Operational research professionals in order to exchange ideas …

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PhD. Thesis defence of Mercedes Rodríguez Hernández , December 18th 2015, Ciudad Real (Spain)

We invite the scientific community to the PhD defense of Mercedes Rodríguez Hernández. It will be held in the Higher School of Industrial Engineers of the University of Castilla–La Mancha in Ciudad Real (Spain) the 18th of December 2015.

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