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CoE IEEE - Design of Experiments
Date and Time:
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Science Annex 207
IEEE is hosting speaker Mike Harman next Thursday October 11th at 6 PM in Science Annex 207. He is a subject matter expert on design of experiments and works for Riverside Research in Dayton, OH. There will be pizza and refreshments provided by IEEE. CoE faculty and students are encouraged to attend. It is a valuable topic for any engineer interested in research and performing experiments. An abstract of the talk is included below.
We hope to see you there!
IEEE Vice Chair
Design of Experiments (DOE) is a statistical way of designing experiments and studies to gain the most knowledge possible from the variables being used. When performing normal tests many professionals change one variable at a time and use many test points for a single variable. DOE prescribes a different approach. When using DOE, variables usually take on a maximum and minimum value and are varied randomly with respect to other important variables. This allows researchers to see if variables are interacting and the type of trending between the maximum and minimum values. This scheme can be used in any experiment with variables whether it is purely scientific or involved evaluating humans interactions with ideas or products. DOE also allows the experimenter to test fewer data points while still gaining the same if not more information than with conventional testing methods. DOE has a long history, but has recently picked up speed in the government and big business. It is currently being used by most Fortune 500 companies in various functional areas. It is important for anyone dealing with experimental data to have knowledge of DOE because it can make testing cheaper and more meaningful.