Designed Experiments: Recent Advances in Methods and Applications (DEMA2008)

11 August to 15 August 2008

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

Organisers: Professor R Bailey (Queen Mary, London), Dr B Bogacka (Queen Mary, London), Dr H Grossmann (Queen Mary, London) and Dr D Woods (Southampton).

Scientific Advisory Committee: Anthony Atkinson (LSE), Kathryn Chaloner (Iowa), Steve Gilmour (Queen Mary), Sue Lewis (Southampton), David Steinberg (Tel Aviv) and Henry Wynn (LSE).

in association with the Newton Institute programme Design of Experiments (21 July to 15 August 2008)

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Theme Days: Experiments in Genomics and Proteomics (12 August 2008) | Clinical Trials (14 August 2008) | Computer Experiments (15 August 2008)


Theme of Workshop:

Design of Experiments is a fundamental part of the knowledge discovery process in science and engineering, and has impact in a wide variety of fields. Long-standing principles of experimentation, such as randomisation, replication and blocking have become standards of best practice in many areas. In return, stimulus for novel research in the Design of Experiments comes from advances in technology and techniques in application fields important to science and society. These advances often result in complex experiments, for example, with large numbers of factors, many levels of randomisation, or with the aim of estimating or discriminating between nonlinear models. When these experiments cannot be designed using established methods, they motivate methodological and theoretical advances in the design of experiments. Many recent advances in the subject have come from just this synergy between application and methodology.

DEMA2008 will bring together researchers and practitioners for the interchange of new ideas on the design and analysis of experiments. The workshop will emphasise both methodology and application areas and should be of interest to scientists and engineers who use experiments, as well as to statisticians.

This workshop will be held in the final week of a month-long research programme at the Newton Institute and will provide a forum for the sharing of new ideas and advances from this programme with a wider audience. The workshop will have themes which reflect those of the research programme; in particular, new methodology for the design of genetics and proteomics studies, computer experiments and clinical trials, and sessions on more general design topics. A theme day on each of these three applied topics will be organised and participation from scientists in each field is strongly encouraged.

Invited Speakers:

Anthony Atkinson (LSE), Keith Baggerly (Texas M.D Anderson Cancer Center), Rosemary Bailey (QMUL), Stefanie Biedermann (Southampton), Chris Brien (South Australia), Ching-Shui Cheng (Berkeley), David Cox (Oxford), Angela Dean (Ohio-State), Steve Gilmour (Queen Mary), Brad Jones (JMP), Kathleen Kerr (Washington), Joachim Kunert (Dortmund), Dennis Lin (Penn State), John Morgan (Virginia Tech), Rahul Mukerjee (Indian Institute of Management), Peter Müller (Texas M.D Anderson Cancer Center), Eric Schoen (Antwerp), Rainer Schwabe (Magdeburg), Terry Speed (Berkeley), Peter Thall (Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center), Ben Torsney (Glasgow), Luzia Trinca (Paulista), Pi-Wen Tsai (National Taiwan Normal University), Darius Ucinski (Zielona Gora), Martina Vandebroek (Leuven) and Henry Wynn (LSE).

Sponsored by:

JMP from SAS GlaxoSmithKline
GenStat The Royal Statistical Society

Fisher Memorial Trust

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