Module 5

Design of Experiments and Response Surface Methodology 

(David Banks)

This module will introduce experimental design, including interactions and fractional factorial experiments.  It will also cover the basics of response surface methodology, Nelder-Mead exploration, Placket-Burman designs, and mixture designs.

Learning objectives: 

1. Students will be able to design and analyze moderately sophisticated experiments with multiple factors and multiple factor levels.

2. Students will be able to find a maximum response in a multivariate surface using a small number of noisy measurements.

3. Students will recognize when a mixture design is appropriate.