Position: Professor of Statistics & EPSRC Research Fellow
Affiliation: Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
Office: 8017, Building 54 (Maths)
Email: D.Woods@southampton.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)2380 595117
Fax: +44 (0)2380 595147
Postal address: Mathematical Sciences
University of Southampton
Southampton, UK
SO17 1BJ
Research interests: Design of experiments

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.

I hold 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 £2.4 million and have extensive research links with industry and government, including GlaxoSmithKline, Dstl and the Met Office. I currently supervise two Postdocs and three PhD students, having previously supervised six PhDs to completion. I am an Associate Editor of the Journal for the Royal Statistical Society Series C and Technometrics.

I champion the practical application of recent design of experiments techniques across the University, for example in Chemistry and Materials Engineering. In further cross-disciplinary work, I am Co-Director of the Southampton Initiative in Mathematical Modelling (SIMM).


Last Updated: 15 May 2013