Computer Experiments: Design and Modeling Workshop - One day short course: 23 November, 2010

A Short Course by Professor Kai-Tai Fang (Chinese Academy of Sciences and BNU-HKBU United International College)

Short Course Overview

Computer Experiments have been widely used for simulation of a real-life processes, because laboratory experiments and computer simulations cost time and money, researchers want to plan their experiments or simulations in a way that provides the most insight from the limited number of runs. This involves carefully choosing the values of the factors, also known as explanatory variables, independent variables, or controllable parameters, in order to understand how they affect the response, also known as the dependent variable. A given choice of factor values for each of the runs is called the experimental design. In this short course, various kinds of designs for computer experiments will be introduced and related modeling techniques will be discussed also.

Level of Knowledge for Attendees

The attendee needs some knowledge about experiments and basic statistics, including regression and ANOVA.


The short-course is divided into four sessions (60 minutes each).

9.30-10.30am: Session 1 - LB LT 118

10.30-11.00am: Coffee/tea break - CO350

11.00am-12.00pm: Session2 - LB LT 118

12.00-1.30pm: Lunch Break

1.30-2.30pm: Session 3 - LB LT 118

2.30-3.00pm: Coffee/tea - CO350

3.00-4.00pm: Session 4 - LB LT 118

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About the Presenter

Kai-Tai Fang is a Director in the Institute of Statistics and Computational Intelligence at Beijing National University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College. Prof Fang is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the American Statistical Association. He has served as an editor for many journals, including Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Statistica Sinica, and Statistics & Probability Letters. For more details, visit his website,

Registration and Location

The workshop will be held at Victoria University of Wellington, no fee required. The morning and afternoon tea/coffee are provided, but lunch is at your own expense. For catering reasons, please respond to if you are attending the workshop by Tuesday 16 November, 2010.


The workshop is sponsored by the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research at Victoria University of Wellington and the Shayle Searle Fellowship.