Gradient based criteria for sequential design

Collin B. Erickson, Bruce E. Ankenman, Matthew Plumlee, Susan M. Sanchez

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3 Scopus citations


Computer simulation experiments are commonly used as an inexpensive alternative to real-world experiments to form a metamodel that approximates the input-output relationship of the real-world experiment. While a user may want to understand the entire response surface, they may also want to focus on interesting regions of the design space, such as where the gradient is large. In this paper we present an algorithm that adaptively runs a simulation experiment that focuses on finding areas of the response surface with a large gradient while also gathering an understanding of the entire surface. We consider the scenario where small batches of points can be run simultaneously, such as with multi-core processors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWSC 2018 - 2018 Winter Simulation Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSimulation for a Noble Cause
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781538665725
StatePublished - Jul 2 2018
Event2018 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2018 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: Dec 9 2018Dec 12 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Conference2018 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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