Alan Roberto Vazquez


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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Previously, I was an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Junior Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium. From July 2018 to September 2019, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Biosystems at KU Leuven, Belgium. In May 2018, I obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Economics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. The supervisors of my Ph.D. thesis were Prof. Peter Goos and Dr. Eric Schoen. You can find a copy of my CV in this link

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I was born and raised in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.


  1. Vazquez, A. R. and Xu, H. (2022). An integer programming algorithm for constructing maximin distance designs from good lattice point sets. Statistica Sinica. Published Online. (Manuscript) (Supplement) (Programs)

  2. Vazquez, A. R., Wong, W.-K., and Goos, P. (2022). Constructing two-level QB-optimal designs for screening experiments using mixed integer programming and heuristic algorithms. Statistics and Computing. Published Online. (Manuscript) (Programs)

  3. Schoen, E. D., Eendebak, P. T., Vazquez, A. R., and Goos, P. (2022). Systematic enumeration of definitive screening designs. Statistics and Computing. Published Online.

  4. Eendebak, P. T., Schoen, E. D., Vazquez, A. R., and Goos, P. (2022). Systematic enumeration of two-level even-odd designs. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. Accepted.

  5. Vazquez, A. R., Goos, P., and Schoen, E. D. (2022). Two-level orthogonal screening designs with 80, 96 and 112 runs, and up to 29 factors. Journal of Quality Technology, 54:338-358.

  6. Staes, I., Bäcker, L. E., Simoens, K., De Winter, K., Marolt, G., Cenens, W., Wolput, S., Vazquez, A. R., Goos, P, Lavigne, R., Bernaerts, K., and Aertsen, A. (2022). Superinfection exclusion factors allow for a history-dependent switch from vertical to horizontal phage transmission. Cell Reports, 39:110804.

  7. Vazquez, A. R., Schoen, E. D., and Goos, P. (2021). A mixed integer optimization approach for model selection in screening experiments. Journal of Quality Technology, 53:243-266.

  8. Kort R., Schlösser, J., Vazquez, A. R., Atakunda, P., Muhoozi, G. K. M., Wacoo, A. P., Sybesma, W. G. H., Westerberg, A. C., Iversen, P. O., and Schoen E. D. (2021). Model selection reveals the butyrate-producing gut bacterium Coprococcus eutactus as predictor for language development in three-year-old rural Ugandan children. Frontiers in Microbiology, section Systems Microbiology, 12:1-14.

  9. Goos, P., Syafitri, U., Sartono, B., and Vazquez, A. R. (2020). A nonlinear multidimensional knapsack problem in the optimal design of mixture experiments. European Journal of Operational Research, 281:201-221.

  10. Vazquez, A. R., Goos, P., and Schoen, E. D. (2019). Projections of definitive screening designs by dropping columns: Selection and evaluation. Technometrics, 62:37-47.

  11. Vazquez, A. R., and Xu, H. (2019). Construction of two-level nonregular designs of strength three with large run sizes. Technometrics, 61:341-353.

  12. Vazquez, A. R., Goos, P., and Schoen, E. D. (2019). Constructing two-level designs by concatenation of strength-3 orthogonal arrays. Technometrics, 61:219-232.

  13. Trigos, F., Vazquez, A. R., and Cárdenas-Barrón, 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.

  14. Eendebak, P. T. and Vazquez, A. R. (2019). OApackage: A Python package for generation and analysis of orthogonal arrays, optimal designs and conference designs. Journal of Open Source Software, 4:1097.

  15. Maestroni, B. M., Vazquez, A. R., Avossa, V., Goos, P., Cesio, V., Heinzen, H., Riener, J., Cannavan, A. (2018). Ruggedness testing of an analytical method for pesticide residues in potato. Accreditation and Quality Assurance, 23:303-316.

  16. Vázquez-Alcocer, A., Garzón, D. L., and Sánchez-Casas, R. M. (2014). LADES: A software for constructing and analyzing longitudinal designs in biomedical research. PLoS ONE 9(7): e100570.

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