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Over Alan Vazquez Alcocer

Educational Background and Experience:

  • June 2018 - Present. Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Leuven, Belgium.
  • May 2014 - May 2018. PhD in Applied Economics, University of Antwerp, Belgium. 
  • March 2017 - June 2017  Visiting Graduate Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. 
  • August 2010 - May 2012  Mater in Applied Statistics (Honors), Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.

Research Areas:

  • Statistics: Experimental design, model selection and longitudinal data analysis.
  • Operations research: Heuristic algorithms and mixed integer programming.


  1. Vazquez, A. R., Goos, P., and Schoen, E. D. (2019). Projections of definitive screening designs by dropping columns: Selection and evaluation. Technometrics. Published online.
  2. Goos, P., Syafitri, U., Sartono, B., and Vazquez, A.R. (2019). A nonlinear multidimensional knapsack problem in the optimal design of mixture experiments. European Journal of Operational Research. Accepted.
  3. Eendebak, P. and Vazquez, A. R. OApackage: A python package for generation and analysis of orthogonal arrays, optimal designs and conference designs. Journal of Open Source Software, 4:1097. 
  4. Trigos, F., Vazquez, A. R., and Cardenas-Barron, L. E. (2019). A simulation-based heuristic that promotes business profit while increasing the perceived quality of service industries. International Journal of Production Economics, 211:60-70.
  5. Vazquez, A. R. and Xu, H. (2018). Construction of two-level nonregular designs of strength three with large run sizes. Technometrics. Published online.
  6. Vazquez, A. R., Goos, P., and Schoen, E. D. (2018). Constructing two-level designs by concatenation of strength-3 orthogonal arrays. Technometrics. Published online.
  7. Maestroni, B. M., Vazquez A. R., Avossa, V., Goos, P., Cesio, V., Heinzen, H., Riener, J., and Cannavan, A. (2018). Ruggedness testing of an analytical method for pesticide residues in potato. Accreditation and Quality Assurance, 23:303-316.
  8. Vazquez-Alcocer A., Garzon-Cortes D. L., and Sanchez-Casas R. M. (2014). LADES: A Software for Constructing and Analyzing Longitudinal Designs in Biomedical Research. PLoS ONE 9(7): e100570. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100570

Conference Talks and Poster Sessions:

  • A Mixed Integer Programming Approach for Analyzing Screening Experiments
    Conference: Invited talk at the EURO-2019
    Place & Date: Dublin, Ireland. (June, 2019)
  • Construction of Large Two-Level Nonregular Designs of Strength Three. 
    Conference: Invited talk at the ICODOE-2019
    Place & Date: Memphis, USA. (May, 2019)
  • A Mixed Integer Optimization Approach for Model Selection in Screening Experiments
    Conference: Invited talk at the CEDA-2018
    Place & Date: Hsinchu, Taiwan. (December, 2018)
  • Two-Level Designs Constructed by Concatenating Orthogonal Arrays of Strength Three
    Conference: Poster session at the DAE-2017
    Place & Date: Los Angeles, USA. (October, 2017)
  • Extending Definitive Screening Designs by Concatenation
    Conference: Invited talk at ISBIS-2016
    Place & Date: Barcelona, Spain. (June, 2016)
  • Fractional Factorial Designs by Combining Two-Level Designs
    Conference: ENBIS-15
    Place & Date: Prague, Czech Republic . (September 2015)
  • Fractional Factorial Designs by Combining Two-Level Designs
    Conference: BSS2015
    Place and Date: Antwerp, Belgium.  (October 2015)
  • The Construction of Large Two-Level Designs from Two Orthogonal Arrays of Strength Three
    Conference: Poster session at the Leuven Statistics Day 2014
    Place & Date: Leuven, Belgium. (December 2014)


  • Junior Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). June, 2019.
  • Travel Grant for Participation in the Conference on Design of Experiments (ICODOE-19). May, 2019.
  • European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS) Knowledge Fund for Participation in the ENBIS-19 Meeting. April, 2019.
  • FWO Grant for a Participation in a Conference Abroad. October, 2018.
  • Travel Grant for Participation in the Design and Analysis of Experiments Conference (DAE-17). October, 2017.
  • FWO Grant for a Long Stay Abroad. December, 2016.
  • Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACyT) Master Degree Scholarship. August, 2010.

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I have moved to the University of Leuven. My new website and contact details are available here.

Last update: 21 July, 2019.


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