Two PhD Candidates Take Home Natrella Scholarships
Will Guthrie, Natrella Scholarship Selection Committee Chair
The Quality and Productivity Section awarded two Mary G. and Joseph Natrella scholarships during the 2012 Quality and Productivity Research Conference, which was held June 4–7 in Long Beach, California.
The recipients for 2012 are Mohammed Zafar Anis, a PhD candidate in the department of mathematics at the Bengal Science and Engineering University, and Fadel Mounir Megahed, a PhD candidate in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech.
Anis was recommended for the award by Murari Mitra and Tirthankar Dasgupta. His presentation at the conference was titled “A Review of Process Capability Indices.”
Megahed was recommended for the award by William Woodall and Jaime Camelio. The title of his presentation was “From Fault Detection to Diagnosis: An Investigation Using Statistical Process Control and Visual Analytics in High-Density Data Environments.”
The winners were chosen for their outstanding teaching, community service, mentoring, leadership, scholarship, and commitment to the pursuit of quality improvement through the use of statistical methods. Each winner gave a research presentation at the conference and received a $3,500 scholarship, plus $500 for travel expenses and complimentary registration for the conference and pre-conference short course.
The scholarships are funded from the ASA Natrella Scholarship Fund and the Quality and Productivity Research Conference.