People have been running experiments for a long time. But in the 1980s, it was difficult to gain approval for DOE proposals. "This was a blind spot that hit our field,” DOE expert Douglas Montgomery says. “I think a lot of academic statisticians of that era didn't get out into the field. They didn't get out and talk to industry; they didn't get out and talk to users."
On the table for discussion:
- The four eras of DOE.
- The impact of technology improvements.
- Constructing designs that reflect uncertainty in the model.
- How DOE has become more accessible and useful to engineers and scientists.
- Why several editions of his book Design and Analysis of Experiments have grapes on the cover.
Expertise: engineering, statistics, design of experiments, process monitoring and optimization, analysis of time-oriented data