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Q&P Section Announces Winners of Natrella Scholarship Awards

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The section recently awarded two Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarships during the 2013 Quality and Productivity Research Conference, which was held June 4–7 in Niskayuna, New York.





The recipients for 2013 are Salah Haridy, a PhD candidate in the division of systems and engineering management at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and Matthew Plumlee, a PhD candidate in the department of industrial and systems engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Haridy was recommended for the award by Zhang Wu and Philippe Castagliola (LUNAM Université / Université de Nantes). His presentation at the conference was titled “An Application of Curtailment in Control Charts.” Plumlee was recommended for the award by Jianjun Shi and V. Roshan Joseph. The title of his presentation was “Building Accurate Emulators for Stochastic Simulations.”

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 recipient 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 the pre-conference short course.

The scholarships are funded from the ASA Natrella Scholarship Fund and the Quality and Productivity Research Conference.

Fall Technical Conference

Are you interested in the future of industrial statistics or the interface between statistics and quality? Do you want to learn more about innovative statistical methods that can be used in product and process improvement and quality? If so, you should attend the 57th Annual Fall Technical Conference this October 17–18 at the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio, Texas.

The theme this year is “Statistics and Quality: Spurring Innovation.” This conference is a great venue to build your network, learn about innovations in statistical methodologies, and further the dialog that leads to more effective use of statistics to improve quality.

There is a strong program covering diverse topics such as big data, innovation, DOE, reliability, case studies, health care quality, and statistical engineering. There will be special tributes to Stu Hunter and George Box, and we’ll hear from experts in the field. We’ll also have the opportunity to hear from John Sall from JMP and the current ASA president, Marie Davidian. In addition, there are short courses on text mining, mixture experiments, DOE, and reliability. See the conference website for program details and registration information.

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