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‘Quality’ Programs on Tap for JSM 2010

1 June 2010 874 views No Comment
Dana C. Krueger, Section Program Chair

    The Section on Quality and Productivity (Q&P) has an exciting lineup of contributed and topic-contributed sessions scheduled for the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Will Guthrie of the National Institute of Standards and Technology organized a topic-contributed session, titled “metRology: A New R Package for Applications in Measurement Science,” that will be held August 1. Another topic-contributed session, organized by Samiran Ghosh of Indiana University Purdue University and titled “From the Parameter Estimation to Reliability Specification in Some Nonstandard Situations Related to Time-to-Event Modeling,” will be held August 2.

    Contributed paper sessions include the following:

    • Productivity, Capability, and Tolerance Intervals, August 1
    • Statistical Process Control I, August 2
    • Statistical Process Control II, August 4
    • Experimental Design: Applications and Advances, August 5
    • Reliability Analysis and Yield Modeling, August 5

    Q&P also is cosponsoring a number of sessions, including the following:

    • Statistics in the Community: Present and Future, August 1
    • Reliability Modeling and Design, August 1
    • Recent Development in Mixture Models and Applications, August 4
    • Computer Experiments: Design and Analysis, August 4
    • High-Dimensional Data Analysis and Visualization, August 4
    • High-Dimensional Regression, August 4
    • Measurement Issues in Counting Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, August 5
    • New Developments in Classical and Optimal Design of Experiments, August 5

    Check the JSM program online to view abstracts and up-to-date times and locations.

    William G. Hunter Award Nominations Sought

    July 15 is the deadline for nominating a section member for the American Society for Quality William G. Hunter Award. This is a great opportunity to recognize the contributions and leadership of your colleagues in applied statistics. The award will be presented at the 2010 Fall Technical Conference, which is cosponsored by Q&P.

    Hunter was the first chair of the Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality Control (now American Society for Quality). His leadership as a communicator, consultant, educator, and innovator and his ability to integrate statistical thinking into many disciplines serve as exemplary models for statisticians and researchers everywhere.

    The award was established in 1987 to encourage and promote outstanding accomplishments during a career in applied statistics and to recognize an implementer who has achieved results. Any outstanding leader in the field of applied statistics, regardless of ASQ Statistics Division membership status, is qualified. Candidates must have demonstrated a high level of professionalism, provided significant contributions to the field, and built a history of inspirational leadership and application. A person may be nominated many times, but may win the award only once.

    Award criteria and nomination forms can be downloaded here or obtained from Robert H. Mitchell, Bldg. 225-04-S-18, 3M Center, 3M Company, Maplewood, MN 55144-1000; (651) 736-8684; rhmitchell@mmm.com.

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