Peter Goos is a full professor at the Faculty of Bio-Science Engineering of the University of Leuven and at the Faculty of Applied Economics of the University of Antwerp, where he teaches various introductory and advanced courses on statistics and probability. His main research area is the statistical design and analysis of experiments. Besides numerous influential articles in various kinds of scientific journals, he published the books The Optimal Design of Blocked and Split-Plot Experiments, Optimal Experimental Design: A Case-Study Approach, Statistics with JMP: Graphs, Descriptive Statistics and Probability and Statistics with JMP: Hypothesis Tests, ANOVA and Regression. For his work, Peter Goos has received two Shewell Awards and two Lloyd S. Nelson Awards of the American Society for Quality, the Ziegel Award and the Statistics in Chemistry Award from the American Statistical Association, and the Young Statistician Award of the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS).
Bart De Ketelaere is a co-founder of Porphyrio NV and serves as its Research Manager of KU Leuven and Strategic Advisor. De Ketelaere is research manager at the Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors (MeBioS) of the KU Leuven. He is (co-)inventor of several patent applications in the broad field of industrial quality assessment and focuses on the valorization of research in this field. He holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Bioscience Engineering (KU Leuven) and a M.Sc. in Biostatistics (UHasselt). Bart De Ketelaere is a recipient of the Quetelet Prize and the Young Statistician Award of the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS)
Eric Schoen is a statistical consultant at the contract research organization TNO in the Netherlands, and a guest professor at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of the University of Leuven. His main area of interest is the statistical design and analysis of multi-factor experiments. Through his 25 plus years of consulting, he has an extensive experience in applying statistical designs to real-life experiments. These cover widely different areas such as cheese making, toxicology of mixtures, enzyme stabilization, wood technology and diamond turning to polish surfaces. In addition to his consultancy work, Eric contributes regularly to journals such Technometrics, the Journal of Combinatorial Designs, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series C) and the Journal of Quality Technology. He has received the Lloyd S. Nelson Award of the American Society for Quality for his work on finding a common ground for optimal designs of experiments and designs based on orthogonal arrays.
José Núñez Ares is currently a VLAIO Innovation Mandate holder at the MeBios division at KU Leuven, under the supervision of Peter Goos and Bart De Ketelaere. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UW-Madison (Wisconsin) with prof. Jeff Linderoth after obtaining his doctoral degree at KU Leuven under the supervision of prof. Peter Goos in March 2018. He holds a M.Sc in Operations Research from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the University of A Coruña (Spain). In his research, he uses optimization techniques to discover novel cost-efficient experimental designs. Further, José Núñez Ares has experience in statistical consulting for companies in the semiconductor industry.