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Using Modern Design of Experiments Methods to Optimize Processes


presentation slides
paper on efficient modeling and simulation using DOE methods
Tutorial on “Real-World DOE Problems”
guide to the complex 10-factor experimental design that was shown at the end of the talk

The link to the JMP website where there are on-demand webcasts related to talk


The Design of Experiments (DOE) method enables experimenters of all kinds to obtain the most information from the fewest trials. Using DOE methods, analysts are able to deliver to their decision makers a visual analytic tool to simplify the business judgments associated with making trade-offs among product or process performance characteristics - including cost. This presentation will show how analysts use DOE to get quicker answers, lower costs and solve bigger problems.

Long used by technologists to characterize and optimize processes, DOE is increasingly being used in the areas of marketing and internet commerce. The growing use of sophisticated computer simulations has also seen the rise in use of DOE with these virtual experiments to efficiently conduct sensitivity analysis of the complex modeled processes. Example solutions to real-world DOE problems will be illustrated including the quantification of uncertainty about model estimates.



Tom Donnelly, PhD
Dr. Tom Donnelly has been using Design of Experiments (DOE) methods for over 25 years and has taught more than 250 short courses on the topic. For 12 years he was a partner and Technical Director at ECHIP, Inc., the first PC-based DOE software company. From 2005 through 2008 he worked for the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in their Modeling, Simulation and Analysis Branch supporting the use of DOE with real experiments as well as with experiments conducted using computers. Tom now works in the JMP Software Division of the SAS Institute Inc., as a Principal Customer Advocate promoting the use of DOE in both the Department of Defense as well as in the private sector. Tom received his PhD in physics from the University of Delaware.



Wednesday March 17, 2010 Noon - 2 PM


The Penn Club, 30 West 44th Street, New York, NY



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