Position: Professor of Statistics
Affiliation: Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI)
Office: 3023, Building 39 (S3RI)
Email: D.Woods@southampton.ac.uk
Twitter: @statsdavew
Phone: +44 (0)2380 595117
Fax: +44 (0)2380 595147
Postal address: Mathematical Sciences
University of Southampton
Southampton, UK
SO17 1BJ

My research interests are in the statistical design and analysis of experiments, particularly the development of new methods and criteria for design selection and assessment under linear and nonlinear models. A particular emphasis of my work is finding efficient designs when there is uncertainty in one or more aspects of the model for the response. I develop methodology that combines theory and computation to solve problems motivated by real experiments in science and industry. Application areas include engineering, chemistry and the pharmaceutical, automotive and aeronautics industries.

From 2012-2017, I held a 5-year EPSRC Fellowship to conduct research into design of experiments for the complex nonparametric and mechanistic models required for modern scientific and industrial problems.

I have been an investigator on research grants and contracts totalling more than £7 million and have extensive research links with industry and government, including GlaxoSmithKline and Dstl. I am an Associate Editor for Technometrics and the SIAM/ASA Journal of Uncertainty Quantification, and a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College.

Last Updated: 23 June 2018