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Research Interests

As a design engineer in the automotive parts industry, Professor Ankenman has found that an engineer's job depends on the ability to efficiently collect and analyze data. Since many engineers have limited access to statistical methods, his research is to develop simple-to-use, yet statistically powerful tools for the design and analysis of both physical and simulation-based experiments. Since he views statistical methods as tools to be used for a purpose, he is concerned with the entire process of design, development, and continuous improvement in industry, with special attention to meeting human needs with technology.

Education/Academic qualification

Industrial Engineering, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

… → 1995

Manufacturing Systems Engineering, MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

… → 1990

Electrical Engineering, BS, Case Western Reserve University

… → 1984

Research interests

  • Applied statistical methods
  • Design of Simulation Experiments
  • Engineering design
  • Engineering development
  • Quality control
  • Quality improvement
  • Statistical design of industrial and simulation experiments

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  • Research Output

    Gradient based criteria for sequential design

    Erickson, C. B., Ankenman, B. E., Plumlee, M. & Sanchez, S. M., Jan 31 2019, WSC 2018 - 2018 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulation for a Noble Cause. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 467-478 12 p. 8632546. (Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference; vol. 2018-December).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Comparison of Gaussian process modeling software

    Erickson, C. B., Ankenman, B. E. & Sanchez, S. M., Apr 1 2018, In : European Journal of Operational Research. 266, 1, p. 179-192 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 17 Scopus citations

    Data from fitting Gaussian process models to various data sets using eight Gaussian process software packages

    Erickson, C. B., Ankenman, B. E. & Sanchez, S. M., Jun 2018, In : Data in Brief. 18, p. 684-687 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Insight into gender differences in higher education: Evidence from peer reviews in an introductory STEM course

    Lane, J. N., Ankenman, B. E. & Iravani, S. MR., Dec 1 2018, In : Service Science. 10, 4, p. 442-456 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Sliced Full Factorial-Based Latin Hypercube Designs as a Framework for a Batch Sequential Design Algorithm

    Duan, W., Ankenman, B. E., Sanchez, S. M. & Sanchez, P. J., Jan 2 2017, In : Technometrics. 59, 1, p. 11-22 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations