David Woods is a Professor of Statistics in the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute and School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton. He obtained his PhD in the statistical design of experiments from Southampton in 2003.

From 2012-2017, he held a 5-year Fellowship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to conduct research into design of experiments for the complex nonparametric and mechanistic models required for modern scientific and industrial problems. He is an Associate Editor for Technometrics and the SIAM/ASA Journal of Uncertainty Quantification.

Research interests

His research interests are in the statistical design and analysis of experiments for uncertainty quantification, particularly the development of new methods and criteria for design selection and assessment under linear and nonlinear models. A particular emphasis is on finding efficient designs when there is uncertainty in one or more aspects of the model for the response. Much of his work develops methodology that combines theory and computation to solve problems motivated by real experiments in science and industry. Application areas include engineering, chemistry and the pharmaceutical, automotive and aeronautics industries.