Department of Statistics, University of Waikato 2005-09-12 University of Waikato, Room I1.09 The problem of generating efficient statistical designs can be formulated as a non-linear zero-one mathematical programming problem. Since the problem is essentially a combinatorial optimisation problem with a non-linear objective then as expected it turns out to be NP-hard. The talk focuses on evaluating the different methods adopted for solving this problem ranging from classical optimisation to steepest descent and meta-heuristics. |